Mac App Store opens for business
The Mac App Store
officially opened for business yesterday and it didn’t take Mac users
long to find it. According to Apple CEO Steve Jobs, over 1 million apps
were downloaded from the store in the first 24 hours.
amazed at the incredible response the Mac App Store is getting,” said
Jobs in a statement. “Developers have done a great job bringing apps to
the store and users are loving how easy and fun the Mac App Store is.”
marketplace currently features over 1,000 paid and free apps in
categories ranging from games to education. Similar to the app store for
the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch, users can search by category, find
out “what’s hot ”, check out staff favorites, and see which apps have
been downloaded the most. The store includes a developer description and
screen shots for each app, along with user reviews
The Mac App
Store also includes Apple’s own software. iPhoto, iMovie, and GarageBand
are all available for download for $14.99 each, and its productivity
programs, Pages, Keynote, and Numbers, are on sale for $19.99 each.
the Mac App Store is currently only available to those Mac owners
running Mac OS X 10.6 or later. If you have an earlier version of Mac OS
X, you will need to upgrade to Mac OS X Snow Leopard. It will also be
available in Mac OS X 10.7 Lion when it launches later this year.