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According to The Loop, Apple is apparently planning to open the Mac App Store at noon Eastern Time tomorrow, bringing a variation of the company's integrated application purchasing system for iOS to the Mac OS X platform.
The Mac App Store will officially launch on January 6, but nobody has been able to nail down a time when the service will be publicly available.

According to my sources, the Mac App Store will be available at 12:00 pm (noon) ET on Thursday. That puts it at about 9:00 am PT where Apple is headquartered in Cupertino, Calif.
The Loop's Jim Dalrymple is a veteran Apple-focused journalist who early last month accurately claimed that the Mac App Store would launch in January, despite several rumors circulating at the time claiming that Apple would open the store before the holidays.

Just yesterday, we noted that several high-profile iOS developers are bringing Mac versions of their applications to the Mac App Store in the initial wave, generally opting to price their offering inline with the corresponding iOS versions.

Article Link: Mac App Store Reportedly Set to Launch at Noon Eastern Time Tomorrow
 

k2director

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Hope there's a new version of iWork.
 

swagi

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Sounds right to me...

...otherwise tomorrow's news will be filled with all the stuff announced at CES - and none of it will be Apple related.
 

rwilliams

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Hope there's a new version of iWork.

That would be nice, so that I can update Keynote without also having to pay for Pages and Numbers.
 

ten-oak-druid

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Sounds right to me...

...otherwise tomorrow's news will be filled with all the stuff announced at CES - and none of it will be Apple related.

Actually it seems like a lot of that conference is devoted to Apple related products. Funny considering Apple isn't there.
 

res1233

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For sure, I always forget if I'm supposed to drag the app to my app folder to install it or shoot myself in the face.

I'm pretty sure shooting yourself in the face will install the app, but I could be wrong. Dragging the app to the app folder is too easy, can't have any of that.
 

logandzwon

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For sure, I always forget if I'm supposed to drag the app to my app folder to install it or shoot myself in the face.

Come on, atlest 100 years ago before the 1st App Store people would need read magazines, talk to friends and colleges, google search, etc... to even find applications. Then they would have to find the part of the site that says, "ON SALE, BUY NOW!!!!" in hard to find, large, bright colors. ONLY THEN would they user be stuck with trying to figure out if they should drag the application to the shortcut to Applications that is labeled "drag here" or shoot themselves in the face. Now all a user has to do is open App Store an search for a topic!
 

snberk103

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Wouldn't surprise me if the roll-out is staggered tomorrow, different times for different countries. I suspect there will be a lot of traffic, and they may want to have time to monitor the servers as they come up to speed.

Did I miss an article somewhere - but is Apple's new server farm in South Carolina hosting this new App Store?
 

x13gamer

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Goodbye software piracy

(A faint bugle in the background is playing taps as a 21 gun salute reports.)

No more Pirating/sharing apple software.
 

johnnymg

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Hope there's a new version of iWork.

That's pretty much guaranteed!

I'm going to purchase Numbers for sure.

cheers to the longs
JohnG
 

Cameront9

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For sure, I always forget if I'm supposed to drag the app to my app folder to install it or shoot myself in the face.

To be fair, if you're coming from Windows and are used to installers, mounting a disc image and dragging the app to your app folder is confusing, as is the fact that after you install you have to dismount the disk image AND throw the image away.
 
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