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01-07-2011, 08:21 AM #1
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.
01-07-2011, 08:24 AM #2
Good....I guess. I hope there are no "bad" apps that turn out to be a virus.
01-07-2011, 08:26 AM #3
01-07-2011, 09:19 AM #4
So basically Apple is saying everyone bought Angry Birds on the first day.
01-07-2011, 09:30 AM #5
01-07-2011, 09:37 AM #6
Seriously, how is it though? Is it pretty cool? I'm not a Mac owner, so I can't check for my self.
01-07-2011, 09:38 AM #7
01-07-2011, 09:46 AM #8
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
01-07-2011, 10:22 AM #9
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01-07-2011, 11:42 AM #11
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?
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01-07-2011, 04:16 PM #12
i dont get the difference between
*clicks on iTunes*
*Clicks on iTuens store*
*Clicks on Mac App Store*
i guess the difference is 1 more click...eh?
01-07-2011, 06:02 PM #13
I'm liking the Mac app store but it is annoying that it automatically docks every app that you install.
01-08-2011, 06:37 PM #14
Couldn't agree moreGod Bless
01-10-2011, 01:45 AM #15