Mac App Store Tops 1 Million Downloads on Day One

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Apple announced on Friday that the new Mac App Store exceeded one million apps downloaded in the first day. It says that over 1,000 free and paid apps are available.

CEO Steve Jobs said in a press release: “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.”

In contrast, the iOS App Store exceeded 10 million downloads during its first three days, although that launch benefited from pent-up demand since it the first time users could buy software for the iPhone. It was also the only place to buy iOS apps and retains that distinction, 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.

Comments

canadianMACguy

i did 3 of those million downloads!!!

normally i sit back and wait to see if anything blows up when new tech or software comes out but i was living on the edge yesterday and did the os update and downloaded some apps.

wow! was it a cool experience. so easy, and really there are some great free apps on there already.

i’m also excited to see that the pricing strategy from the ios app store is carrying over to the mac app store. prices are coming down!

i can really see myself using this at 11:00 at night when i’m on a deadline and i need a simple app or an updated app to get my project done.

i truly see this as a win for developers and the consumer!!! thank you apple!

Lancashire-Witch

Yep I tried it too.

I downloaded a free game - just to make sure it worked.

It worked easily and flawlessly - the App store, that is; not the game.

Keith

How is this different that the “Software Center” that native to Ubuntu?  Not trying to be a troll, but it just seems like a copy cat with pretty skin over it.

FlipFriddle

Without using Ubuntu I wouldn’t know… is Software Center more or less built-in? I’m not sure Apple is claiming this as being particularly unique (they’ve been doing it on iOS since the app store opened), but I will say it’s convenient and will be a good place for a lot of developers of donationware/shareware to charge small prices and get a lot of 1-click impulse buys.

BurmaYank

How is this different that the ?Software Center? that native to Ubuntu?? Not trying to be a troll, but it just seems like a copy cat with pretty skin over it.

It does seem quite obvious to me that this new Mac App Store is an utter copy of the Apple iOS App Store.  (How is that not obvious to everyone?!)

It also seems utterly obvious to me that this new Mac App Store is therefore NOT any sort of copy of anything other than that (and so, NO, it’s obviously NOT any sort of copy of any linux-based or Android-based or or PalmOS-based or BlackberryOS-based or Windoze-based ?Software Center?, etc.).

mhikl

Where did this idea of the Mac App Store come from, or more precisely, why wasn’t this done years ago. I wonder if sales reach the stratosphere will prices come crashing down. If the ifamily of Apple productivity were to hit $10 per piece, what would that do the astronomical pricing in the Window world. Scary, since the vast majority of M$ profits comes from two ancient products.

Guess you can have fun with pricing when your livelihood comes from diverse avenues.

And how soon will it be before we see an M$ App store, or have I not been following the news?

I’d like to update my VoodooPad. I’ll be checking the App Store for that little puppy.

Oh, the possibilities.

Terrin

Perhaps it has something with Apple recently getting a great deal on a data center that it just was able to finish converting it to its needs? That stuff doesn’t happen overnight, takes great financial commitment, not to mention planning.

Apple has done a great job of leveraging its technology into other areas. Sometimes that takes time.

Where did this idea of the Mac App Store come from, or more precisely, why wasn?t this done years ago.

Terrin

Ubuntu’s concept is similar.The Software Center, however,  really borrowed from the iOS store. It think it came to market in 2009 well after Apple’s first online software store.

Apple seems to merely be expanding upon its iOS Application store idea.

Apple likely has held off on the idea because managing a software store of this nature takes a lot more data capacity then it does with the iOS devices as the download sizes potentially can be much larger.

How is this different that the ?Software Center? that native to Ubuntu?? Not trying to be a troll, but it just seems like a copy cat with pretty skin over it.

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