Mac App Store Release Date Imminent? Mac OS X 10.6.6 GM Released, Offers Hints

Dec 3, 2010 - 3 Comments

mac os x 10-6-6-gm

It wasn’t long ago that 10.6.5 came out, but now Mac OS X 10.6.6 GM has been released to developers. So what’s the big deal? Well, the next Mac OS X update includes “developer support for fetching and renewing App Store receipts” suggesting that the release date of the Mac App Store is imminent.

Other notes on the new OS X build refer to changes to Bonjour, Spotlight, OpenGL (perhaps further improving gaming performance), and printing. The printing reference may refer to an expansion of AirPrint compatible printers beyond the twelve HP models that are currently supported to work with the iOS 4.2.1 wireless printing technology.

Apple originally announced that the Mac App Store would be out “within 90 days” of the October Mac OS X 10.7 announcement, but rumors have since gone both ways; some say that the Mac App Store will be released before years end and others suggest it will be pushed live in January 2011.

I would be really pleased to see the Mac App Store released before the end of 2010, and I think the chances are pretty good if the Mac OS X 10.6.6 update is pushed to the public in the next week or two. Let’s keep our fingers crossed.

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Posted by: Jeff Hurst in Mac OS X, News, Rumor

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  1. John says:

    I am really looking forward to the Mac App Store, an XMas release and gift cards would be really popular. I just hope the iTunes gift cards work on the Mac App Store too.

  2. […] OS X, Rumor – December 6th, 2010 – No Comments Last week I posted that the release date of the Mac App Store was imminent, based on Mac OS X 10.6.6 becoming GM and including Mac App Store support. Today there are further […]

  3. Aaron B says:

    Apple TV-G2 and Itunes 10.0.1 don’t talk to one another. Apple TV G2 is on the verge of being a huge flob unless they’ve got it fixed. Stevie J and the boys needed to think fast, thus we have 10.6.6 I expect 10.6.7 to be out before year end of the sync issues between apple TV and Itunes aren’t fixed.

    Symptom – Itunes Library won’t load on apple TV

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