Apple Mac App Store downloads top 1 million in 1st day; Steve Jobs ‘amazed at incredible response’

Apple Online StoreApple today announced that over one million apps have been downloaded from the Mac App Store in the first day. With more than 1,000 free and paid apps, the Mac App Store brings the revolutionary App Store experience to the Mac, so you can find great new apps, buy them using your iTunes account, download and install them in just one step.

“We’re amazed at the incredible response the Mac App Store is getting,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO, in the press release. “Developers have done a great job bringing apps to the store and users are loving how easy and fun the Mac App Store is.”

The Mac App Store offers 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 available for Snow Leopard users through Software Update as part of Mac OS X 10.6.6.

Mac developers set the price 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

Source: Apple Inc.


  1. @ fred – all three of the apps I downloaded were paid apps – Chopper2, Pixelmator, and RapidWeaver. I had been wanting to try Pixelmator and RapidWeaver for a while, and especially given the discounts, I was happy to purchase them. I like the fact that I can use my iTunes account for purchases – now I just wish we could use the same account in the Apple Store for hard goods.

    And for the record, I used Pixelmator to edit two photo’s yesterday for work, and I have to say I was very impressed. Much cleaner and easier than Photoshop.

  2. I bought Aperture 3 at £45 that was a bargain too good to miss. It’s great to purchase iLife and iWork apps individually too.

    There are a lot of whingers complaining Apple takes 30%, well, that’s a lot less than a lot of agencies and distributors.

  3. Steve516:

    “now I just wish we could use the same account in the Apple Store for hard goods.”

    Your should be able to…

    Your Apple ID ( the one you use to order fromApple online) can be used to purchase from the App store….

  4. Microsoft should be announcing their own Windows App Store in 5…4…3…2………..

    I’m sure they’ll have to blatantly copy the Mac App Store just as they copied the Apple retail stores. I’m sure they’ll have such a feature in Windows 8. Microsoft is really falling behind and I hope the corporations and small businesses take note of that.

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