Mac OS  X Mountain Lion users get access to the Messages app, which is essentially iMessage for Mac. OS X Lion users have the app too albeit in a beta form and the only way to get the full version would be to upgrade to OS X Mountain Lion. For some the Messages app could be compelling enough to make the upgrade, but for others maybe not, perhaps due to the features not being exciting enough or their hardware is unable to support it. Either way Apple has announced that come December 14th, Messages beta for OS X Lion will be coming to an end. This was revealed in an email that Apple has sent out to Messages beta users, indicating that they should upgrade to Mountain Lion if they wish to continue using the program.

Messages was initially launched on Lion as a means of testing the software out while Mountain Lion was still in the works. Naturally this beta would come to an end sooner or later and we guess the 14th of December is the cut-off date. So, anyone planning shelling out $19.99 for the upgrade to OS X Mountain Lion?

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