Apple Mac App Store Releases Via Software Update

Keeping up with their earlier announcement to launch the Apple Mac Store on January 6, Apple has announced that this new App Store for the Mac platform is now available for use on any computer running Mac OS X Snow Leopard. The App Store currently holds close to a 1000 different applications – free and paid. With the new Mac App Store, users can surf and buy new applications using their iTunes account.

The apps currently available on the Mac App Store platform include those from third parties like Ancestry and Boinx as well as in-house apps like iPhoto, iMovie and GarageBand – from the iLife ’11 suite. Productivity tools like Pages, Keynote and Numbers will also be available at a price of $19.99 each. Unlike earlier speculations, Apple has not announced anything on the iWork ’11 front. You can check out the Mac App Store via the software update or by clicking here.