Apple has made it official that it is ceasing its support for Messages Beta program for Mac OS X Lion from December 14,2012. The company has already begun issuing e-mail notifications for users having their Mac computers supporting this program.
Apple introduced this feature earlier this year for satisfying the requirements of users who were not able to use some of the features of Mac OS X Lion. This feature allowed Mac users to send messages to any other Mac computers and iOS mobile devices.
Apple Messages Beta Program Team was stated as saying, “We hope you’ve enjoyed the opportunity to preview Messages. If you’d like to continue using Messages, upgrade to OS X Mountain Lion from the Mac App Store.” Messages is one of those apps which are built to function well with OS X Mountain Lion operating system.
Apple has already disabled the ability to download this software for running the Messages application. Users will now have to download and install Mountain Lion on their devices with which the Message feature comes pre-loaded along with the software update. It will cost $20 (approximately Rs.1,100) for customers purchasing it. However users having an older version of the Mac computer will find themselves disappointed since those devices are not compatible with the latest operating system from Apple.
Apple claims the latest Mountain Lion version to have around 200 new features. It also has the reputation of being the ninth major release of Mac OS. Users can download the software from the Mac App Store for $19.99 (approximately Rs.1,100).
Some of the key features of Mountain Lion include;
- Better integration with social networking sites such as Facebook
- Power Nap feature allows update to take place even when the Mac computer is in the sleep mode
- Better integration with iCloud
- Voice Dictation
- Storing high games scores in the Game Center