Apple Officially Launches The Mac App Store. Update To Mac OS X 10.6.6


by casey on January 6, 2011

Apple has officially launched The Mac App Store. Mac users can now access the new App Store by downloading and installing the Mac OS 10.6.6 update. You can either get the 10.6.6 update directly from Apple’s website or through Software Update. After that you will be able to access the Mac App Store.

The Mac App Store is new but you will find 1,000 software items already there which also includes Apple’s iLife and iWork.

See the official Press Release by Apple:

Apple announced today that the Mac App Store is now operating with more than 1,000 applications in the catalog, free and paid. The Mac on the Mac App Store brings the revolutionary experience of the ‘App Store, which allows you to find exciting new applications, purchase using your iTunes account, download and install in one step. The App Store is available to Mac users through the Snow Leopard Software Update, as part of Mac OS X v10.6.6.

“With over 1,000 Apps, Mac App Store starts great,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “We think users will love this new and innovative ways to discover and purchase their favorite app.”

The Mac App Store offers applications for the Education, Games, Graphics & Design, Lifestyle, Productivity, Utilities and other categories. Users can browse for new applications and are worthy of note, discover the most interesting finding of the staff of your favorite app store, search by category and see the rankings of the app fee and most downloaded free of charge, as well as assessments and user reviews.
Entirely new applications and those currently preferred by Mac users, are made available by developers such as Autodesk, and Boinx. Apps, iMovie, iPhoto and GarageBand iLife ’11 suite of popular Apple Mac are available individually on the App Store for 11.99 each, while applications Pages, Keynote and iWork Numbers are available at 15.99 each. 3 Aperture, Apple’s powerful software for managing and editing photos is available for 62.99.

“We are pleased to make available on the Mac App Store, the very day of his debut, Autodesk SketchBook Pro, our professional-level app for painting and drawing,” said Carl Bass, CEO of Autodesk. “We had a huge success on the Mac, iPhone and iPad with multiple applications. We are pleased to offer SketchBook Pro on the Mac App Store so that artists can easily create everything from quick sketches to high-quality creations on your Mac. ”

“By offering the app ‘Family Tree Maker’ to on the Mac App Store, making it even easier for people to discover and access to their family history,” said Tim Sullivan, CEO of “The Mac App Store will launch a new generation of innovation on the Mac platform.”

“We are excited to have our award-winning animation software, video production and photography available on the new Mac App Store,” said Oliver Breidenbach, CEO of Boinx Software. “The Mac App Store makes it easier than ever for users to access all the innovative software created for the Mac.”

To get the Mac App Store, just download the software update of Mac OS X v10.6.6 or visit / mac / app-store. For more information about developing for the Mac App Store you can ‘visit / programs / mac.

Apple designed the Mac, the best personal computers in the world, along with OS X, iLife and iWork software professional. Apple is leading the digital music revolution with its iPod and iTunes online store. Apple is reinventing the mobile phone with its revolutionary iPhone and App Store, and has recently introduced the magical iPad that is defining the future of mobile devices and media in mobile computing.

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