Apple brings the App Store experience to Mac OS X with the
opening of the first Apple Mac App Store in early January.
The Mac App Store will be available in 90 countries at launch and
will feature paid and free apps in categories like Education,
Games, Graphics & Design, Lifestyle, Productivity and Utilities,
"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 users 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, users 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. The Mac App Store is available to Mac
OS X Snow Leopard users as a free download through Software
Mac developers set the price for their apps, keep 70 percent of
the sales revenue, are not charged for free apps and do not have
to pay hosting, marketing or credit card fees.
Apple's Mac App Store will open for business on Thursday, January