Apple today announced that downloads of its latest OS X Mountain Lion platform for Mac have topped three million in just four days, making it the most successful OS X launch in Apple’s history. Comparatively, OS X Lion was purchased over one million times on its launch day last July and Apple reported over six million copies sold by October 2011. Apple publicly seeded OS X Mountain Lion last Wednesday, just days following the one year anniversary of Lion.
“Just a year after the incredibly successful introduction of Lion, customers have downloaded Mountain Lion over three million times in just four days, making it our most successful release ever,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing.
OS X Mountain is available for $19.99 from the Mac App Store for existing Snow Leopard and Lion users, while anyone that has purchased a new Mac on or after June 11, 2012 is eligible for a free upgrade through Apple’s up-to-date program. OS X Mountain Lion includes several new features such as Notification Center, AirPlay Mirroring, Game Center, Messages for Mac, Notes, Reminders, Gatekeeper and official Twitter integration.