The much rumored, exceedingly hyped and anxiously awaited Mac App Store has just went live, and is now accessible through Mac OS X machines, particularly through version 10.6.6 of Snow Leopard, this launch finally brings the iOS similar application market and puts it in the hands of millions of Mac OS X users worldwide.
Apple® today announced that the Mac® App Store℠ is now open for business with more than 1,000 free and paid apps. The Mac App Store brings the revolutionary App Store experience to the Mac, so you can find great new apps, buy them using your iTunes® account, download and install them in just one step. The Mac App Store is available for Snow Leopard® users through Software Update as part of Mac OS® X v10.6.6.
The Mac App Store offers apps in Education, Games, Graphics & Design, Lifestyle, Productivity, Utilities and other categories. Users can browse new and noteworthy apps, find out what’s hot, see staff favorites, search categories and look up top charts for paid and free apps, as well as user ratings and reviews.
Apple CEO Steve Jobs has said:
With more than 1,000 apps, the Mac App Store is off to a great start, we think users are going to love this innovative new way to discover and buy their favorite apps
As mentioned, the Mac App Store is launching with nearly a 1,000 apps in the store, Apple’s signature iLife suite is available in entirely individual parts, iPhoto, iMovie and GarageBand apps are available individually in the Mac App Store for $14.99 each, and Pages, Keynote and Numbers apps from iWork are available for $19.99 each. Aperture 3, Apple’s powerful photo editing and management software, is available for $79.99.
Indeed, as compared to the iOS App Store, the number of apps in the Mac App Store is relatively quite less, however this number is surely going to rise soon enough. The Mac App Store will function similarly to the App Store that all Apple users are accustomed to, providing a universal installation process and update notifications.
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