Mac App Store - Updating Applications

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by iKennett, Oct 27, 2010.

  1. iKennett macrumors 6502

    Nov 22, 2007
    Hi All,

    Looking forward to the Mac App store partly because it will help manage all the free applications that I have downloaded... keeping them all updated etc.

    Does this however change the use of the 'Software Update' option on the system or will them be combined? Any views?
  2. jamied95 macrumors 6502

    Sep 14, 2009
    Good question. I would expect iTunes etc to be updated via the App Store, and then the OS to be updated by the Software Update button, seen as it isn't really an app :)
  3. mulo macrumors 68020


    Aug 22, 2010
    Behind you
    software update is for system updates
    the app store will replace part of the updates software update does, namely apps like iwork, ilife, logic etc.
  4. iKennett thread starter macrumors 6502

    Nov 22, 2007
    So if like me you already own iWorks I guess they are going to have to maintain application updated via 'software updates' also!?
  5. jasmine84 macrumors member


    May 16, 2007
    Toronto ON
    What I'm wondering is if I can just buy iLife 11 via the Mac app store. If that's the case then I won't bother ordering a silly disc that will then collect dust. Although, after reading some reviews on here I'm wondering if I should even upgrade... iLife 09 is working wonderfully right now.

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