“Apple’s plan to launch an applications marketplace for Mac and MacBook owners is starting to crystallize,” Rick Aristotle Munarriz writes for The Motley Fool. “Come Jan. 6, Apple will officially roll out the Mac App Store.”
“There’s no denying that Apple’s original App Store is a smash hit,” Munarriz writes. “The fledgling iOS platform that powers iPhones, iPod touch media players, and now iPads created cottage industries for talented indie developers, and a new way for established companies to reach users on the move. Can the same iOS magic port over to Mac OS X?”
“For starters, what do you think will happen to the value proposition of Macs in general once developers begin cranking out cheap yet quality apps? Paying a premium for a Mac over PCs running Microsoft’s Windows 7 will become an easier justification for the masses,” Munarriz writes. “The developers will come. Apple’s offering a free-hosted platform where the software makers get a check for 70% of the sales revenue. There’s nothing like a cottage industry with free rent and a great view. “
Munarriz writes, “The revolution won’t end there, of course. More than a few tech giants have to be worried.”
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]