Apple to open Mac App Store
Published 17/12/2010 | 10:00
Apple will open the Mac App Store, its first for a computer as opposed to a mobile device, on January 6.
“The App Store revolutionised mobile apps," said Apple chief Steve Jobs, talking about the iPhone's app store that opened in 2008. "We hope to do the same for PC apps with the Mac App Store."
The store, which will be available to those users running the Snow Leopard operating system on their Macs, will be available in 90 countries from launch.
The app store will function in a similar way to a mobile app store, allowing users to browse for the latest or most popular apps and download them with them with just one click.
Mac developers will set the price of their own app and receive 70pc of sales revenues, just as they do on the iOS App store.
They have until 31 December to submit their apps in time for the launch.