∞ Mac App Store counts more than a million apps downloaded on first day

Apple announced Friday that its newly minted Mac App Store moved more than one million application downloads during its first day of operations.

[ad#Google Adsense 300×250 in story]The new software delivery service for Mac users went online on Thursday, January 6. It features more than 1,000 paid and free applications from Apple and third-party developers.

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

The Mac App Store works through a software application that’s included with Apple’s recently-released Mac OS X 10.6.6 update.