Apple has announced that the new Mac App Store will open on January 6. This is much behind what we had earlier speculated. You may recall our article from earlier this month where it was reported that the Mac App Store – that was originally planned for a Christmas release should be up and running by December 13th.
Now announcing the date on their website, Apple has revealed that the App Store will operate pretty similar to the way the iOS App Store works. Developers can make free or paid applications that will be hosted on the Apple servers for free. In return, Apple will take a 30% cut on any sale of paid apps made from the Mac App Store. The Mac App Store will open up in 90 countries at launch.