Apple Introduces Mac App Store; Coming 'Within 90 Days' to Snow Leopard

During a press event earlier today, Apple's Steve Jobs revealed an application store, similar to the iOS App Store, is coming to Mac computers running the 'Snow Leopard' OS "within 90 days." The new platform will also be included in Apple's upcoming "Lion" OS, set to launch in the summer of 2011.

Like the iOS store, the Mac App Store will be a one-stop shop for apps, featuring one-click downloads, free and premium applications with a 70/30 revenue split between developers and Apple, auto installation, and update notifications.

According to Engadget, applications will support Lion's suite of features, including multi-touch gestures and app home screens. Applications will also be dedicated as full screen applications, meaning that they will resume when relaunched.

Beginning in November, Apple will accept submissions for the OSX-specific App Store.

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