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iansilv
May 16, 2009, 04:21 AM
So waht is preventing Apple from expanding the app store to have a version that works on the mac os desktop and serves mac applications?



Jeremy1026
May 16, 2009, 08:25 AM
So waht is preventing Apple from expanding the app store to have a version that works on the mac os desktop and serves mac applications?

http://www.apple.com/downloads/

Which can also be accessed from the blue (not black) apple and choosing 'Mac OS X Software...'

dacreativeguy
May 16, 2009, 09:02 AM
So waht is preventing Apple from expanding the app store to have a version that works on the mac os desktop and serves mac applications?

While the iPhone is a closed system and Apple must control the quality and content of apps they release (almost got through that without laughing), OS x is not a closed system. Apple would never want the overhead required with being a middleman for every Mac application. Also, after 30 years of an open system, why would developers suddenly consent to a system where Apple takes 30% of their profits? The iphone is just a different type of environment than the Mac, so the App store model isn't as appealing there.

messedkid
May 16, 2009, 12:54 PM
http://www.apple.com/downloads/

Which can also be accessed from the blue (not black) apple and choosing 'Mac OS X Software...'

Confused little German here....

My apple is black, and I still have the option "Mac OS X Software". :p

Jeremy1026
May 16, 2009, 03:35 PM
Confused little German here....

My apple is black, and I still have the option "Mac OS X Software". :p

Sorry, that was supposed to read "now black"

iansilv
May 16, 2009, 06:11 PM
http://www.apple.com/downloads/

Which can also be accessed from the blue (not black) apple and choosing 'Mac OS X Software...'

I don't understand the point you are trying to make.

Jeremy1026
May 16, 2009, 08:40 PM
I don't understand the point you are trying to make.

That there already is a centralized location (provided by Apple) to find Mac Software.

iansilv
May 16, 2009, 10:38 PM
Well sure- and there are dozens of shareware and download websites out there. But I am talking about the app store where updates can be submitted and applied, purchased licenses can be stored, etc. As in- the app store. Not a page to just download programs.

Sky Blue
May 16, 2009, 10:40 PM
Sounds like a great idea. Apple control new apps/updates/release schedule and you can't sell software you don't want as the license is through your iTunes account.

simpleleap
May 16, 2009, 10:50 PM
While the iPhone is a closed system and Apple must control the quality and content of apps they release (almost got through that without laughing), OS x is not a closed system. Apple would never want the overhead required with being a middleman for every Mac application. Also, after 30 years of an open system, why would developers suddenly consent to a system where Apple takes 30% of their profits? The iphone is just a different type of environment than the Mac, so the App store model isn't as appealing there.

I dread an AppStore for Mac apps! Though it may SEEM simple for the consumer, I really don't think that environment would be appreciated on the Mac.

iansilv
May 17, 2009, 04:17 PM
Did thy hook up facebook replies here too?

igerm
May 19, 2009, 02:16 PM
So waht is preventing Apple from expanding the app store to have a version that works on the mac os desktop and serves mac applications?

I was thinking about this very same thing the other day. It would be cool, but as an alternative, not the only way to sell apps.