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Wednesday October 20, 2010 4:01 pm

Mac App Store announced for OS X Lion


Posted by Andru Edwards - Categories: Apple, Corporate News, Software


Mac App Store

At their Back to the Mac event this morning, Apple announced the next version of OS X, Lion. One major feature of the operating system is the Mac App Store. iOS users are used to the App Store mentality, and Apple is bringing that to the desktop. Developers can submit apps to the Mac App Store, it'll hold free and paid apps, and Apple gets the 30% split that they've been getting from the iOS App Store. Automatic installation and auto app updates also highlight the App Store, and even more interesting, the fact that any apps purchased will be licensed to run on all your Macs. Very interesting concept, and we think this is gonna be a hit.

Even cooler? The Mac App Store will be open within 90 days from today, so it'll obviously be compatible with Snow Leopard.


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