Apple to open Mac App Store on January 6


Apple today announced that it will launch its Mac App Store (announced in October during its Back To The Mac event) on January 6th, 2011. It will work much like the current iOS App Store does today, giving customers the ability to find, install, and update Mac apps directly from the new online store.

“The App Store revolutionized mobile apps,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “We hope to do the same for PC apps with the Mac App Store by making finding and buying PC apps easy and fun.”

The Mac App Store will offer both paid and free applications in a number of categories, including Education, Games, Graphics & Design, Lifestyle, Productivity and Utilities.

The Mac App Store will be available in 90 countries at launch. It is a free download through Software Update for Mac OS X Snow Leopard users.

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