During Apple’s “Back to the Mac” announcement in Cupertino, Apple revealed some features of the next Mac OS X version – 10.7, code-named “Lion,” coming in summer 2011. One of the key features is a new Mac App Store, which Steve Jobs revealed will go online much sooner than that – within 90 days.
[ad#Google Adsense 300×250 in story]Steve Jobs describes the App Store as “the best place to discover apps” for the Mac, but not the only one, as the App Store will augment rather than replace current efforts to make software available for Mac computers.
It will have many of the same features that iOS device users have grown accustomed to since the App Store’s debut, such as one-click downloads, the ability to acquire free or paid software apps, a 70/30 percent revenue split (in the favor of developers), automatic install, automatic updates, and a license that will cover all of your personal Macs.
Apple is now accepting developer applications for the Mac App Store.