Is a Mac App Store in The Works?
There may be reason to think that a Mac app store could be in the works. The speculation about such a development ensued after Apple suddenly instituted a single low price for developer licenses. Retiring the old and much more expensive tiered system, Apple is now believed to be working on a Mac App Store to follow the trail blazed by the iTunes App Store.
The logical inference, of course, is rooted in the belief that a nearly dirt cheap $99 Mac developer license will prove sufficient to inspire developers far and wide to create a plethora of new apps for a potential Mac App Store. Now on par with the annual cost to developers creating iPhone apps, Apple appears to be working toward an environment conducive to a plethora of new content offerings.
The price reduction of the Mac developer license coinciding with the announced April 3rd arrival of the iPad suggests Apple is primed and ready to ramp up Mac-driven applications to help drive sales of the tablet and also increase consumer satisfaction and the range of activities iPad owners can engage in.
If a Mac App Store does ultimately manifest, it's a safe bet that the iPad will soon thereafter be inundated with a wide array of new offerings, most of which will likely center on gaming and news or other relevant publisher's content.