App Store for the Mac???

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  1. cliffrouse11bas macrumors regular

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    Searched this and could not find any topics on it. Just wandering if anyone is heard of Apple creating an App Store for the Mac. This in my opinion would be a great idea.
     
  2. Jeremy1026 macrumors 68020

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    www.apple.com/downloads
     
  3. cliffrouse11bas thread starter macrumors regular

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    I know about the downloads section, but still feel they could make a dedicated application with a SDK for developers to create games, etc. for the Mac.
     
  4. Jeremy1026 macrumors 68020

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    They do have an SDK for the Mac. Its called Xcode, the same app that is used to make games/apps for the iPhone.
     
  5. Schtumple macrumors 601

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    I would love it if they did this, be a good way to cut down on piracy as well if the apps you downloaded had to be tied to your iTunes account. But I don't think I'd like it if you had to buy the apps from iTunes, that would be silly and irrelevant to iTunes in general, but I would like to see it, like Steam I guess, but for general applications rather than games.

    Imagine downloading Final Cut Studio though, 60GB :eek:
     
  6. OneMike macrumors 601

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    The same way they crack iphone apps I'm sure they'd crack the mac apps. I do think this would be a cool though.
     
  7. cliffrouse11bas thread starter macrumors regular

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    I think this would be a way to streamline games and apps for the Mac. Also, would be away for Apple to promote the Mac again.
     
  8. Jeremy1026 macrumors 68020

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    I still don't see what's wrong with using apple.com/downloads. One major advantage is Apple doesn't take 30% from developers, and developers don't have to pay anything to be a part of it. No point in trying to lock down the Mac like they have the iPhone.
     
  9. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    This is an idiotic idea.

    I'm not having Apple restrict what applications I put on my computer.

    You know that they would, too. Only their App Store applications would be supported.
     
  10. cliffrouse11bas thread starter macrumors regular

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    I am not saying lock it down like the iPhone, but kinda like you can purchase your music somewhere else than iTunes if you like, but you can have that option of buying the songs from iTunes if you like.
     
  11. Schtumple macrumors 601

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    As far as I'm aware, you need to have a jailbroken iPhone to use pirate apps. Jailbreaking an entire mac might be a bit more difficult. :p
     

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