The iPhone maker Apple Inc. is believed to be all set to release a new Mac OS X Lion update on coming Oct 12, according to new reports.
The company announced, during the iPhone 4S launch event, that iCloud was on its way and that it will be aimed at all mobile devices powered by the iOS 5 and Mac OS X 10.7, more commonly known as Lion.
Apple did not confirm though that the update to OS X 10.7 will be mandatory for users to take advantage of the iCloud. Developers who were testing the service earlier, were doing it on the Mac OS X 10.7.2 - a yet to be released version of the Mac OS platform.
According to many industry observers, an update to the OS was imminent - especially if we keep in mind how the company used the Gold master Mac OS X Lion 10.7.2 to allow developers carry out final testing of the iCloud.
Cupertino based iPad 2 maker has scheduled the launch of the iOS 5, as well as the iCloud on the same day (Oct 12, 2011), which will soon be followed by the launch of the iPhone 4S on Oct 14.