New York: Apple will release its new operating system for Mac computers called Dubbed Mountain Lion on Wednesday.
Mountain Lion will cost USD 20 and will be sold only as a download. People who bought Mac computers on or after June 11 can upgrade it for free.
The new software narrows the gap between the PC and phone software packages, making Mac personal computers work more like iPhones and iPads.
Sharing material to social networks becomes easier through Mountain Lion. It introduces a notification panel similar to that found on many smartphones.
Apple Inc has posted a 20 percent to USD 8.8 billion, or USD 9.32 a share, for the third quarter, about 10 percent below expectations.
The rare miss highlights how the Apple brand is becoming less resistant to the economic and product cycles that have plagued rivals.