Apple's new Mac App Store coming to Snow Leopard within 90 days

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in macOS edited January 2014
Apple won't wait for Lion to bring the Mac App Store to the masses, as the software download destination is set to arrive on the current version of Mac OS X, Snow Leopard, in the next three months.



The App Store will allow users to download and install applications with just one click, like on the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Developers will also be able to take a 70 percent cut of sales through the digital storefront, while Apple keeps 30 percent.



Like on iOS devices, software will be remotely hosted by Apple. But once applications are installed, they will run locally, like traditional software.



In both Lion and Snow Leopard, users will not be tied to the App Store for new software. Jobs said that the App Store will simply be an option for both developers and users, suggesting Mac OS X will not become a "walled garden" like iOS.
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  • Reply 1 of 113
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by SuperDuperCheese View Post


    I can see there being a major problem for previous app purchasers. I think they should integrate a section where people can enter their existing license keys. That would make it mint



    Not to mention it keeps Leopard or even Tiger systems out of the loop.
  • Reply 2 of 113
    I really don't like that Apple knows how much money my company makes and which client has my application. They may not check the clients computer, but this way they still know what is going on.
  • Reply 3 of 113
    desarcdesarc Posts: 642member
    this is a great new revenue stream. looking forward to more apple profit in the coming quarters.
  • Reply 4 of 113
    Hate to say I told you so...



    But I told you so...



    The app store for Macs was the next logical step and also the worst thing that could happen.



    It will cause Apple to reject many apps that do nothing wrong other than not fit with current partnerships.



    Too much control. It is more monopolistic than MS ever was.
  • Reply 5 of 113
    nkhmnkhm Posts: 928member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by 9secondko View Post


    Hate to say I told you so...



    But I told you so...



    The app store for Macs was the next logical step and also the worst thing that could happen.



    It will cause Apple to reject many apps that do nothing wrong other than not fit with current partnerships.



    Too much control. It is more monopolistic than MS ever was.



    So an OPTIONAL store which gives small scale developers international distribution is a bad thing. Strange logic you have there.
  • Reply 6 of 113
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by nkhm View Post


    So an OPTIONAL store which gives small scale developers international distribution is a bad thing. Strange logic you have there.



    Optional being the key word. I like the idea - having just downloaded Steam a one-stop shop for Apps works for me.
  • Reply 7 of 113
    Maybe this was said and I missed it, but is this store going to be optional (kinda like steam) or is it going to be like the iOS app store? I sure hope its the former.
  • Reply 8 of 113
    Optional is good for now but is a step where down the road not just Apple but everything will be locked down and all your purchases will be from the clowd.



    Guess that's progress for you and like anything else has it's pro's and cons.
  • Reply 9 of 113
    alfiejralfiejr Posts: 1,524member
    this will be great for non-techie consumers (and small businesses). keeping applications updated is very important, and a real pain in the butt. and one-stop shopping is much easier.



    sure, it's forward looking. if you are going to run Tiger/Leopard and PPC Macs for the rest of your life, you are out of luck and have to keep doing it the old way. so?



    sure, it will be done the "Apple way." but you don't have to ever use it if you don't like that. So?



    i've been hoping for this for years, ever since Apple's own Software Update first appeared. now just 90 days more ...
  • Reply 10 of 113
    charlitunacharlituna Posts: 7,196member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by lord anubis View Post


    I really don't like that Apple knows how much money my company makes and which client has my application. They may not check the clients computer, but this way they still know what is going on.



    So you don't use it. As Jobs said, this isn't a walled system. It is not required. It is a way for small developers that need such a system to increase sales to do so. But it is not the only way.



    As for the tracking this isn't much different than paying to have your CD on Apple's retail shelf etc. They still know how many users you are getting through them. Online sales require logging in with an apple id and even in the stores they can track, if they chose, via the emails from when they send you a receipt etc.
  • Reply 11 of 113
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by 9secondko View Post


    Hate to say I told you so...



    But I told you so...



    The app store for Macs was the next logical step and also the worst thing that could happen.



    It will cause Apple to reject many apps that do nothing wrong other than not fit with current partnerships.



    Too much control. It is more monopolistic than MS ever was.



    The internet is going to be full of this sort of comment, about how we're on a slippery slope etc.



    When in fact the Mac App store is an option.



    Ubuntu has a package manager that lets you install applications (all free of course) in one click and it works amazingly well. It's only natural for commercial OS's to do the same. As long as they realise that it should not be the ONLY option, which Apple understands and so will Microsoft I'm sure - when they do their equivalent.
  • Reply 12 of 113
    nkhmnkhm Posts: 928member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by SuperDuperCheese View Post


    I can see there being a major problem for previous app purchasers. I think they should integrate a section where people can enter their existing license keys. That would make it mint



    I don't see any difficulty. Upgrade through the app store as needed using your existing serial number. Sorted. Can't imagine any issues at all...
  • Reply 13 of 113
    So does this mean apps will be able to play on the mac?



    Do you think the app store will be eventually removed from itunes?
  • Reply 14 of 113
    shaminoshamino Posts: 401member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by 9secondko View Post


    Hate to say I told you so...



    But I told you so...



    The app store for Macs was the next logical step and also the worst thing that could happen.



    It will cause Apple to reject many apps that do nothing wrong other than not fit with current partnerships.



    This would be a problem if Apple would no longer allow software installation through any other means, but this is not true. In face, Apple has stated the opposite.



    A convenient one-stop-shop for Mac software is a good thing, not a bad thing. If Apple wants to audit software to be sure only approved apps are listed, they can do that too. As long as you always have the ability to purchase elsewhere, I don't see even the potential for a problem.
  • Reply 15 of 113
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by nkhm View Post


    So an OPTIONAL store which gives small scale developers international distribution is a bad thing. Strange logic you have there.



    No - Strange logic YOU have there if you can't see the writing on the wall. Trust me, "OPTIONAL" will last a year or two. By the time Lion's successor comes out, all software will have to be approved by Steve...



    Pathetic,.,,,
  • Reply 16 of 113
    Well, there you have it. Steve Jobs has seized full control over your user experience. Thus ends the best computing experience in existance. It was good while it lasted.



    From now on you will do exactly what Steve Jobs wants you to do. No porn, no reading of any magazines that do not meet Jobs' and Gore's political agendas, no watching of any content that doesn't come from iTunes or Netflix. And I would expect that partnership to go by the wayside eventually since Apple can't partner with anyone for very long.



    No flash, no matte screen, no software unless Apple approved. Terrible.



    Although I'm sure all of you will love it since you're basking in the glow of the reality distortion field.



    Oh well. Back to Windows and Android.
  • Reply 17 of 113
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Blackintosh View Post


    Well, there you have it. Steve Jobs has seized full control over your user experience. Thus ends the best computing experience in existance. It was good while it lasted.



    From now on you will do exactly what Steve Jobs wants you to do. No porn, no reading of any magazines that do not meet Jobs' and Gore's political agendas, no watching of any content that doesn't come from iTunes or Netflix. And I would expect that partnership to go by the wayside eventually since Apple can't partner with anyone for very long.



    No flash, no matte screen, no software unless Apple approved. Terrible.



    Although I'm sure all of you will love it since you're basking in the glow of the reality distortion field.



    Oh well. Back to Windows and Android.



    Obvious Troll is obvious. Really seized control, you mean by creating an OS? Think about it.
  • Reply 18 of 113
    cimcim Posts: 197member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Blackintosh View Post


    Well, there you have it. Steve Jobs has seized full control over your user experience. Thus ends the best computing experience in existance. It was good while it lasted.



    From now on you will do exactly what Steve Jobs wants you to do. No porn, no reading of any magazines that do not meet Jobs' and Gore's political agendas, no watching of any content that doesn't come from iTunes or Netflix. And I would expect that partnership to go by the wayside eventually since Apple can't partner with anyone for very long.



    No flash, no matte screen, no software unless Apple approved. Terrible.



    Although I'm sure all of you will love it since you're basking in the glow of the reality distortion field.



    Oh well. Back to Windows and Android.



    What are you talking about?
  • Reply 19 of 113
    MacProMacPro Posts: 17,779member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by 9secondko View Post


    Hate to say I told you so...



    But I told you so...



    The app store for Macs was the next logical step and also the worst thing that could happen.



    It will cause Apple to reject many apps that do nothing wrong other than not fit with current partnerships.



    Too much control. It is more monopolistic than MS ever was.



    No one will force software companies to go this route. There is always a CD / DVD install or download from web site. This is a Mac not an iPad.
  • Reply 20 of 113
    MacProMacPro Posts: 17,779member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by CIM View Post


    What are you talking about, moron?



    Add him to your ignore list
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