OS X Mountain Lion

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OS X is released on July 25, 2012. It mostly adds new iCloud-based software, to replace the older Apple cloud software .me. There is also a new Notification Center, which displays messages from phone, and new notifications from online services.

System Requirements

Basic System Requirements for OS X Mountain Lion:

  • 64-Bit Intel Core 2 Duo processor or better required
  • Ability to boot into OS X 64-bit kernel
  • Advanced GPU chipset required
  • Internet connection required to download and install OS X 10.8

Macs that support OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion

  • MacBook Pro – 13″ from mid 2009 or later, 15″ from late 2007 and newer, 17″ from late 2007 and newer
  • MacBook Air – late 2008 and newer
  • iMac – models from mid 2007 and newer
  • MacBook – 13″ aluminum from 2008, 13″ from 2009 and newer
  • Mac Mini – early 2009 and newer
  • Mac Pro – early 2008 models and newer
  • XServe – early 2009 models and newer

Macs that do NOT support OS X Mountain Lion

  • Anything with an Intel GMA 950 or x3100 integrated graphics card
  • Anything with an ATI Radeon X1600
  • MacBook models released prior to 2008
  • Mac Mini released prior to 2007
  • iMac models released prior to 2007
  • Original MacBook Air

Release history

Version Build[1] Date OS name Notes Standalone download
10.8 12A269 (GM) July 25, 2012 Darwin 12.0 Original retail Mac App Store release
10.8.1 12B19 August 23, 2012 Darwin 12.1 About OS X Mountain Lion v10.8.1 Update OS X v10.8.1 Individual update
10.8.2 12C54 September 19, 2012 Darwin 12.2 About OS X Mountain Lion v10.8.2 Update OS X v10.8.2 Individual update

OS X v10.8.2 Combo update

12C60 October 4, 2012 About OS X Mountain Lion v10.8.2 Update

(supplementary update described at the end)

OS X v10.8.2 Supplementary update
12C2034 October 23, 2012 For Mac Mini (Late 2012) (Pulled)[2]
12C3104 November 29, 2012 For Mac Mini (Late 2012)[2]
10.8.3 12D78 March 14, 2013 Darwin 12.3 About OS X Mountain Lion v10.8.3 Update OS X v10.8.3 Individual update

OS X v10.8.3 Combo update

10.8.4 12E55 June 4, 2013 Darwin 12.4 About OS X Mountain Lion v10.8.4 Update OS X v10.8.4 Individual update

OS X v10.8.4 Combo update

12E3067 June 10, 2013 For MacBook Air (Mid 2013)
12E4022 September 25, 2013 For iMac (Late 2013)
10.8.5 12F37 September 12, 2013 Darwin 12.5 About the OS X Mountain Lion v10.8.5 Update OS X v10.8.5 Individual update

OS X v10.8.5 Combo update

12F45 October 3, 2013 About the OS X Mountain Lion v10.8.5 Supplemental Update OS X v10.8.5 Supplemental Update

Note: Combo updates include all previous releases (ex: 10.8 to 10.8.3). Individual update is a smaller package size and can be used if currently using the previous release (ex: 10.8.2 to 10.8.3).