Is Apple opening up Software Update to third-party apps?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Brien, May 30, 2009.

  1. Brien macrumors 68020

    Brien

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    As per this image in AI's newest Snow Leopard featurette:

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    They've renamed "Installed Updates" to "Installed Software".

    Are we going to be seeing something akin to the iPhone's App Store update tab? I think so. Opening up software update to devs is easier for the end-user to manage and update their software, and it's also possible that the tab will function like the add/remove programs control panel that Windows has had for years. If it does indeed, and removes plists and prefs along with the app in a one-click process, then both of these features combined would be great.

    What does everyone else think? Possible? Probable?
     
  2. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    Probable IMO. I'm expecting an AppStore for Mac apps, but opening software update for existing apps would be good too.
     
  3. Brien thread starter macrumors 68020

    Brien

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    Let's just hope that Apple doesn't lock down OS X to only allowing "approved" applications onto the platform if that's the case.
     
  4. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    I don't see that happening at all

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     

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