Apple Computer announced today that the brand Mac App Store toped one million downloaded in the first day of the business from the stores collection of more than 1,000 free and paid apps.
“We’re amazed at the incredible response the Mac App Store is getting. Developers have done a great job bringing apps to the store and users are loving how easy and fun the Mac App Store is.” said Steve Jobs, who once again took a $1 as his compensation for 2010, said in a press release (below).
But the numbers are in play here, the iOS App Store targeting iPhone users exceeded 10 million downloads during its first three days. This was partly thanks to pent-up demand from millions of users waiting for the apps for the iPhone. iPhone App Store was also the only place to buy iOS apps then and still is unless you have a jailbroken iPhone. But the MAC app store is a different story and people could get software intended for MAC OS from variety of places, from free software to Microsoft. whereas Mac software can still be purchased from a variety of online and offline outlets. Apple has said it has no intention of keeping Mac software from being sold in other places.
Apple Press Release;
Mac App Store Downloads Top One Million in First DayCUPERTINO, California—January 7, 2011—Apple® today announced that over one million apps have been downloaded from the Mac® App Store℠ in the first day. With more than 1,000 free and paid apps, the Mac App Store brings the revolutionary App Store experience to the Mac, so you can find great new apps, buy them using your iTunes® account, download and install them in just one step.
“We’re amazed at the incredible response the Mac App Store is getting,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “Developers have done a great job bringing apps to the store and users are loving how easy and fun the Mac App Store is.”
The Mac App Store offers apps in Education, Games, Graphics & Design, Lifestyle, Productivity, Utilities and other categories. Users can browse new and noteworthy apps, find out what’s hot, see staff favorites, search categories and look up top charts for paid and free apps, as well as user ratings and reviews. The Mac App Store is available for Snow Leopard® users through Software Update as part of Mac OS® X v10.6.6.
Mac developers set the price for their apps, keep 70 percent of the sales revenue, are not charged for free apps and do not have to pay hosting, marketing or credit card fees. To find out more about developing for the Mac App Store visit developer.apple.com/programs/mac.