Today seems to be a pretty good day for Apple. Today Apple announced that they have surpassed more than 1 Million downloads from its newly introduced MAC App Store. The MAC APP Store was introduced back in MAC OS X 10.6.6. Apple is well known for its iOS Apps and it have passed more than 450,000 App in the App Store. For past three years App Store had changed the way people used to get Apps on their Phones and now the MAC App Store is ruling the Desktop and Laptop.
According to Philip Schiller:
“In just three years the App Store changed how people get mobile apps, and now the Mac App Store is changing the traditional PC software industry,”
Apple is now the owner of the fastest and reliable PC software growing these days.Apple’s full press release is below:
Apple’s Mac App Store Downloads Top 100 Million
CUPERTINO, Calif., Dec 12, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Apple(R) today announced that over 100 million apps have been downloaded from the Mac(R) App Store(TM) in less than one year. With thousands of free and paid apps, the Mac App Store brings the App Store experience to the Mac so you can find great new apps, buy them using your iTunes(R) account, and download and install them in just one step. Apple revolutionized the app industry with the App Store, which now has more than 500,000 apps and where customers have downloaded more than 18 billion apps and continue to download more than 1 billion apps per month.
“In just three years the App Store changed how people get mobile apps, and now the Mac App Store is changing the traditional PC software industry,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “With more than 100 million downloads in less than a year, the Mac App Store is the largest and fastest growing PC software store in the world.”
“With Autodesk products in both the App Store and Mac App Store, we can reach hundreds of millions of Apple users around the world,” said Amar Hanspal, senior vice president of Platform Solutions and Emerging Business at Autodesk. “With our free AutoCAD WS and the more powerful professional drafting tools of AutoCAD LT, we’re using the Mac App Store to deliver new products and reach a growing base of new Mac customers.”
“The Mac App Store has unparalleled reach and has completely transformed our distribution and development cycle,” said Saulius Dailide of the Pixelmator Team. “Offering Pixelmator 2.0 exclusively on the Mac App Store allows us to streamline updates to our image editing software and stay ahead of the competition.”
“In less than one year we’ve shifted the distribution of djay for Mac exclusively to the Mac App Store,” said Karim Morsy, CEO of algoriddim. “With just a few clicks, djay for Mac is available to customers in 123 countries worldwide. We could never have that reach through traditional channels.”
The Mac App Store offers thousands of apps in Education, Games, Graphics & Design, Lifestyle, Productivity, Utilities and other categories. Users can browse new and noteworthy apps, find out what’s hot, see staff favorites, search categories and look up top charts for paid and free apps, as well as user ratings and reviews. The Mac App Store is included with Mac OS(R) X Lion and is available as a software update for any Mac running Mac OS X Snow Leopard(R). For more information visit, www.apple.com/mac/app-store .
Mac developers set the prices for their apps, keep 70 percent of the sales revenue, are not charged for free apps and do not have to pay hosting, marketing or credit card fees. To find out more about developing for the Mac App Store visit, developer.apple.com/programs/mac.
Apple designs Macs, the best personal computers in the world, along with OS X, iLife, iWork and professional software. Apple leads the digital music revolution with its iPods and iTunes online store. Apple has reinvented the mobile phone with its revolutionary iPhone and App Store, and has recently introduced iPad 2 which is defining the future of mobile media and computing devices.
No doubt MAC App Store is now the future of Apple’s Apps. Apple is also stepping towards the box free software’s for its users. Apple has recently made few of the software’s box free and they are now available on MAC App Store. Even Microsoft is also working hard on porting its Microsoft Office to the MAC App Store to make it box free and easy for users to download on the go.