“Sure those two ultra-slim MacBook Airs are sexy, but the most important part of Apple CEO Steve Job’s ‘Back to the Mac’ presentation came minutes before, when the Apple CEO unveiled the Mac App Store the first-ever App Store for desktop and laptop computers,” Ulanoff writes. “I could almost hear the collective groan from software vendors and a certain company in Redmond.”
‘This changes everything.’ rolled through my head as I heard Jobs explain the new world of desktop applications,” Ulanoff writes. “All the ‘benefits’ of apps on the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch would arrive on your Mac desktop. Things that those of us who use Apple’s portable devices take for granted, like remembering where you were when you open the app again (auto save and resume), one-click downloads, auto-installation and even auto-updates would all become natural parts of the desktop and laptop operating system.”
Ulanoff writes, “When the Mac App Store opens for consumer business early next year, I expect it will, eventually, be a wild success. I say eventually, because the true power of the Mac App Store can’t be realized without the Mac OS 10 Lion update, which transforms the Mac Desktop into a Mac/iPad hybrid. The gesture-friendly, App-ready interface, complete with a new LaunchPad for managing it all takes desktop computing to a whole new level.”
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MacDailyNews Note: The Mac App Store will be available for users of Mac OS X Snow Leopard within 90 days.