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The next Apple Goldmine for Developers opens

Nov 4 2010, 2:33am CDT | by , in News | Apple

The next Apple Goldmine for Developers opens
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The Apple Mac App Store starts to accept apps.

Apple has announced the Mac App Store in October. The Mac App Store resembles the iOS App Store. The store will bring the simplicity of finding and purchasing apps to the OS X world. According to MacRumors, developers can now submit their first apps for the Mac App Store to Apple for review.

The Mac App Store will hit Snow Leopard within the next 90 days from the day of announcement (Oct.). It will of course also support the upcoming OS X Lion release in 2011.The Mac App Store works pretty similar to the iOS App Store. It has similar guidelines and developer need to pay $99/year to for access to the developer program. For developers the new Mac App Store could become an even bigger goldmine than the one for the iPhone and iPad. Desktop software can be higher priced and margins will be much higher. Additionally the $.99 apps and games will also thrive on the Apple Mac Store.

Just for anecdotal reasons. Steve Jobs said in April that a Mac App Store is not in the works. Six month later Apple announced it. Just keep this in mind next time Steve Jobs says that Apple is not working on for instance a 7-inch iPad.

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