Apple Mac App Store to throw open doors on January 6

Mac App Store

Mac users who feel left out of the App Store experience need fret no more. Apple’s now revealed a definite date starting from which Mac OS X users can head over to the virtual Mac App Store in order to shop for apps. The online store will be accessible in ninety countries across the globe from January 6 onwards.

Updates are deployed through the online portal and purchased apps are compatible with all of the user’s personal Mac devices. Purchasing, downloading and installing an app is a one click process that iPhone, iPod touch or iPad owners ought to be familiar with. Mac App Store visitors get to browse through the shelves, look up popular apps, search categories, read customer ratings or reviews and more.

“The App Store revolutionized mobile apps. We hope to do the same for PC apps with the Mac App Store by making finding and buying PC apps easy and fun. We can’t wait to get started on January 6,” remarked Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple while commenting on the forthcoming launch.

Meanwhile developers get a share of the pie for apps that are accepted into the store. 70% of sales revenue generated from an app goes to the respective developer. Additionally, there are no charges for putting up free apps, credit card fees and marketing or hosting of apps.

Mac OS X Snow Leopard users will be able to avail of a free download of the Mac App Store via Software Update.