When the developer preview of OS X Mountain Lion was announced in February, Apple promised that the operating system would be released for everyone by late summer. Despite that, according to unnamed sources for AppleInsider, OS X Mountain Lion could be released much earlier than expected as Apple begins to hire a number of new employees for its AppleCare division in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East.
The report claims that Apple typically trains its support staff just prior to the release of a large product or service, likely to lower the possibility of leaked information. With these types of trainings underway right now, it is speculated that the release of OS X Mountain Lion could take place just weeks from now, possibly occurring at WWDC 2012 from June 11 – 15 alongside new Mac hardware. At this point, however, it remains entirely speculative.