Mac App Store Release Date: January 6

Dec 16, 2010 - 3 Comments

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Update: The Mac App Store and Mac OS X 10.6.6are now available through System Update. You can also Download Mac OS X 10.6.6 Directly and the updaters include the Mac App Store.

Apple has announced that the Mac App Store will be released on January 6, 2011. The Mac App Store will be available in 90 countries at launch date, and both free and paid apps will be available through the store. Steve Jobs is looking to replicate the iTunes App Store success on the Mac platform:

“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 will feature the same one click purchase and install process that has been widely popularized on the iOS App Store. Apple goes on to say that purchased apps will be able to run on all of your personal Macs, and updates to these apps will be delivered through the Mac App Store.

The Mac App Store will run on Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard (and beyond) and will be available to users as a free download through Software Update.

You can read the full press release from Apple.

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Posted by: Manish Patel in Mac OS X, News

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  1. Jared says:

    can’t wait, this will be sweet

  2. Marc says:

    That probably means 10.6.6 will be avail. in about 3 weeks.

  3. [...] them for now, although I wouldn’t be too surprised to see iBooks come to the Mac when the Mac App Store is released next [...]

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