Updated from 11:22 a.m. EST to include AllThingsD article on Apple launch in third paragraph.NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The top Apple (AAPL - Get Report) tidbits from around the Internet include a potential iPhone 5 release date, Mountain Lion is pretty popular, and Jony Ive talks about Apple's near-death experience.
Mountain Lion is Apple's newest Mac operating system, and it has already been downloaded 3 million times since its release four days ago. "Just a year after the incredibly successful introduction of Lion, customers have downloaded Mountain Lion over three million times in just four days, making it our most successful release ever," said Philip Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing in a press release. Mountain Lion can be downloaded from the Mac App Store for $19.99, as an upgrade from Lion or Snow Leopard, its previous operating systems.
During an interview about Apple's early days, lead designer Jony Ive talked about how the company's near bankruptcy helped shape what Apple is today. He also said Apple's goal isn't to make money, but rather great products. "We are really pleased with our revenues but our goal isn't to make money. It sounds a little flippant, but it's the truth. Our goal and what makes us excited is to make great products. If we are successful, people will like them and if we are operationally competent, we will make money," Ive said.
Apple shares closed Monday up 1.69% at $595.03. Interested in more on Apple? See TheStreet Ratings' report card for this stock. Check out our new tech blog, Tech Trends. Follow TheStreet Tech on your wireless devices. -- Written by Chris Ciaccia in New York >Contact by Email. Follow @Commodity_Bull