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  • Apple Touts Big First Day for Mac App Store


    Apple released a statement to the press bright and early Friday morning to let the entire world know what it likely had already assumed - namely, that the new Mac App Store is an instant hit with Mac users. Adding credence to that assumption, however, is cold hard data, which indicates that the new App Store's first day of business was gangbusters.

    According to Apple, the Mac App Store, which is available for Snow Leopard users through Software Update as part of Mac OS® X v10.6.6, recorded better than one million app downloads in the first day of its existence. At present, the store only boasts about 1,000 free and paid apps. Like Apple's other app stores, the new digital download destination makes it easy to find applications optimized for Macs, enabling users to buy them through their iTunes account.

    "We’re amazed at the incredible response the Mac App Store is getting," Apple Chief Executive Steve Jobs said. "Developers have done a great job bringing apps to the store and users are loving how easy and fun the Mac App Store is." Mac developers, of course, are loving the success too. Similar to Apple's deal with iOS devs, Mac app developers determine their own price for apps and keep 70% of the sales revenue. Apple retains the remaining 30% and eats the hosting, marketing and credit card fees.

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    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple Touts Big First Day for Mac App Store started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 14 Comments
    1. jordbrett's Avatar
      jordbrett -
      Good....I guess. I hope there are no "bad" apps that turn out to be a virus.
    1. Cowboy's Avatar
      Cowboy -
      Quote Originally Posted by jordbrett View Post
      Good....I guess. I hope there are no "bad" apps that turn out to be a virus.
      Apple goes through and signs off on them i doubt you will ever get an app from the app store that will have a virus ever.
    1. zoso10's Avatar
      zoso10 -
      So basically Apple is saying everyone bought Angry Birds on the first day.
    1. rockness724's Avatar
      rockness724 -
      Quote Originally Posted by zoso10 View Post
      So basically Apple is saying everyone bought Angry Birds on the first day.
      Haha....true!
    1. saunupe1911's Avatar
      saunupe1911 -
      Seriously, how is it though? Is it pretty cool? I'm not a Mac owner, so I can't check for my self.
    1. dniMretsaMi's Avatar
      dniMretsaMi -
      Quote Originally Posted by zoso10 View Post
      So basically Apple is saying everyone bought Angry Birds on the first day.
      This man knows his stuff. I would buy it too, it's a good game.
    1. dq13's Avatar
      dq13 -
      I am so tempted to get angry birds, but I already finished the iphone version so I am scared that it will be the same and levels I already passed
    1. EddieLeonard's Avatar
      EddieLeonard -
      Quote Originally Posted by dq13 View Post
      I am so tempted to get angry birds, but I already finished the iphone version so I am scared that it will be the same and levels I already passed
      it is the same levels :/
    1. Rob2G's Avatar
      Rob2G -
      Quote Originally Posted by zoso10 View Post
      So basically Apple is saying everyone bought Angry Birds on the first day.
      Haha I know I did.
    1. feidhlim1986's Avatar
      feidhlim1986 -
      Surely there's a better way (more efficient) way to update Apps. Its not really an issue on iOS cos most Apps are only a few Megabytes at most. But I bought Angry Birds v1.0 and it was about 40MB. Then today there is v1.0.1 update that just makes some text more legible yet you still have to go through another 40MB download. Bandwidth isn't a problem for me, I have a 7MB unlimited download connection, but it's annoying if I have to download a full app over and over just to update it, when surely Apple could implement a system where your App gets patched with a few bytes.

      Will this method of updating still hold true when we're updating Apps like iWork '11 or any other App that is hundreds of Megabytes, and surely some that will be Gigabytes?
    1. chuk12chuk's Avatar
      chuk12chuk -
      i dont get the difference between
      *clicks on iTunes*
      *Clicks on iTuens store*

      and

      *Clicks on Mac App Store*

      i guess the difference is 1 more click...eh?
    1. LSZ33's Avatar
      LSZ33 -
      I'm liking the Mac app store but it is annoying that it automatically docks every app that you install.
    1. blueblaze4444's Avatar
      blueblaze4444 -
      Couldn't agree more
    1. EskimoRuler's Avatar
      EskimoRuler -
      Quote Originally Posted by zoso10 View Post
      So basically Apple is saying everyone bought Angry Birds on the first day.
      Lol you know it


      Quote Originally Posted by Westerman View Post
      Apple goes through and signs off on them i doubt you will ever get an app from the app store that will have a virus ever.
      That was one good reason I liked the idea of the Mac app store