The highly-anticipated Mac App Store will go live in 90 countries at launch and will feature paid and free apps (just like you see in the App Store) in categories like Education, Games, Graphics & Design, Lifestyle, Productivity and Utilities.
“The App Store revolutionised 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. We can’t wait to get started on January 7th.”
Purchased apps can run on all of your personal Macs and updates are delivered directly through the Mac App Store.
The Mac App Store is available to Mac OS X Snow Leopard users as a free download through Software Update.
Mac developers set the price for their apps, keep 70% of the sales revenue, are not charged for free apps and do not have to pay hosting, marketing or credit card fees.