Apple is preparing to release the first seed of OS X 10.8.1, the first update to Mountain Lion since it was released on the App Store on July 25th. The update is said to contain stability and bug fixes, and resolves various reported issues with the 10.8.0 build of Mountain Lion.
It’s unclear if this build will be released before or after iOS 6, though given the timeline it could very well be after. New builds of OS X are tested for roughly a month by developers and AppleSeed members before being released to the general public. By that timeline, it could be possible that 10.8.1 will include support for new iOS devices, along with enhanced integration with iOS 6′s new features. Given that Mountain Lion has no urgent issues, it stands to reason that Apple could be planning to hold off on the release of 10.8.1 until their new iOS family is revealed and shipping.