Apple just revealed in private briefings to select journalists and bloggers that it is updating OSX from Lion to Mountain Lion in the summer and that going forward, it will support an annual upgrade cycle similar to what they do on iOS.
We’re still on Snow Leopard and, according to our own published software upgrade policies, will start evaluating the Lion upgrade in the spring. A summer release of Mountain Lion does not make a difference, except that we might wait until the end of the year and go straight to Mountain Lion. We’ll see how Mountain Lion will handle legacy software in our test environment before we decide when we will upgrade.
To us, the upcoming Adobe Creative Suite 6 upgrade is much more important than Lion vs. Mountain Lion.
I’m sure, Corporate IT managers were less than thrilled when they heard the news given that these guys are typically on 3-year upgrade cycles.