Apple’s Mac App Store to Launch January 6


Apple announced this morning that the Apple Mac App Store will be live on January 6, 2011 in 90 countries.

“The App Store revolutionized mobile apps,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “We hope to do the same for PC apps with the Mac App Store by making finding and buying PC apps easy and fun. We can’t wait to get started on January 6.”

The Mac App Store lets you browse new and noteworthy apps, find out what’s hot, view staff favorites, search categories and read customer ratings and reviews. Like on iPhone®, iPod touch® and iPad™, you can purchase, download and install apps in just one click and start using them immediately. Purchased apps can run on all of your personal Macs and updates are delivered directly through the Mac App Store so it’s easy to keep all of your apps up to date. The Mac App Store is available to Mac OS X Snow Leopard® users as a free download through Software Update.

The App Store changed the way we use our iOS devices–will the Mac App Store replicate this for our Macs? What about Cydia for Mac?



  • I think that this is a pretty interesting concept apple is trying to push…and it’s so obvious they are doing this to focus people on the new mac airbooks and the downloading software instead of CD’s. Do you guys think that eventually apple will try to push only this concept? I personally enjoy a physical hard drive and buy software on disks…but then now adays everyone’s going with downloading so apple is just trying to be cutting edge with this stuff which is pretty smart and bold.

    edit: I know the new macbook has flash memory, btw.

  • Payam

    I don’t think it’s going to be as popular as the app store for iProducts 😉 the reason being is that developing apps for iPhone and such was so limited by apple and they were able to control the developers. But people are already developing apps for Mac and I don’t think developers would want to give a percentage of their profit to apple;)
    just my two cents.

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