Apple has announced that its Mac App Store will go live at the end of the first week of January.
Catering for everything Mac OS X, the App Store will serve 90 countries upon its launch, with free and paid-for apps in a number of different categories, including education, games, lifestyle, productivity, graphics and utilities.
The store will highlight top apps and staff favourites, along with customer reviews, and one-click purchase, download and installation of apps for maximum convenience.
Developers will set the prices for their wares, and will keep 70% of the revenue from app sales.
Steve Jobs, the Apple CEO who’s always got something to say, commented: “The App Store revolutionised mobile apps. 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 6th.”
What else happens on January 6th? Yes, the CES show kicks off over in Las Vegas…