At its most-recent Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple stated that the next iteration of OS X, Mountain Lion, would be released sometime this month. July is already halfway done – and now, rumors of the release of OS X 10.8 are starting to pop up, pinpointing July 25 as the official release date.

9to5Mac found out that Apple is scheduling overnights at Apple Stores on July 24, which means that some employees will have to work on something through the night for the next day. Apple will also be giving its Q3 earnings call on July 24, as well; and as Ars Technica points out, Apple likes to introduce its new products the day after its earnings calls. Obviously, July 25 seems like a very plausible date for Apple to open Mountain Lion’s cage.

Personally I hope this date is true: OS X 10.8 promises a lot of new features that should improve an already fantastic computing experience. On top of new apps, there are also improvements under the hood, including graphical improvements that put the burdens the operating system’s visual tasks onto the GPU instead of the CPU.

Are you excited for Mountain Lion? If so, why? And if you aren’t, why not?

[9to5Mac | Ars Technica]