When Apple released OS X Lion last year, they also started selling a USB drive containing the OS X Lion upgrade for Mac users who don’t have broadband. Apple sells those pricey USB drive to upgrade for $69, costing more than twice than purchasing it from the App Store. Now they have confirmed that their recently unveiled OS, OS X Mountain Lion, will be a download-only upgrade from the App Store and won’t be offering no more upgrades through USB thumb drives. The reason? “It was an interesting test, but it turns out the App Store was just fine for getting the new OS”, Apple told PocketLint.
OS X 10.8 was announced on Thursday with the aim of bringing iOS features such as iCloud, Notification Center, and iMessage to Apple’s operating system, OS X. Apple release a developer preview, so developers can download OS X Mountain Lion and try it right now. The official release is expected to this summer.