12 DEC

Mac App Store Surpasses 100 Million Downloads

by Marianne Schultz
 

Apple announced this morning that more than 100 million apps have been downloaded from its Mac App Store. The Mac App store, which debuted less than a year ago, currently offers more than 8,000 applications for Macintosh computers running Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) or higher.

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.”

An Apple PR spokesperson pointed out that this download milestone makes the Mac App Store the #1 PC software channel in the world, exceeding all sales of the shrink wrap software market according to sales information from market research firm NPD.

2 Comments

  1. Tom Leeds

    I’m almost surprised it took this long. I’ve always been impressed with Apple though sometimes what they put out were not quite up to snuff. For everyone who complains about their 30% commission they take, how much would you pay to get a 1000% more exposure? For a lot of people Apple does all the work of getting the product out there so developers can focus on just developing. That’s why I work for someone else, I’m a designer, I just want to be creative, I don’t want to have to spend my time selling myself as well even If I could make more money doing it.
    Kudos’ Apple – RIP Steve.

  2. Alan Rubin

    For sure Apple make worth apps and OS so there is no surprise of it. I always know that someday App store will touch this limit. Kuddos to Apple :)

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