Earlier this year, Steve Jobs announced that Apple would soon be launching an extension to the App Store platform which will add Mac software to the mix.
Now, it appears as if the update will soon be upon us. Apple news blog Appletell is citing "inside sources" in reporting that the service will be set live as soon as Monday 13 December. The date would allow users plenty of time to get familiar with the interface and make purchases ahead of the holidays.
Overall, the launch of the Mac App Store wasn't much of a surprise. Given the reception and popularity of first iTunes and later the iPhone App Store, an extension from the iOS space into the OS X world seemed all but assured.
Consumers shouldn't see much of an issue, but what about business users. While cloud-based apps and online downloads are becoming the norm, will admins and businesses also warm up to the App Store model, and if so how will administrators manage user accounts on such services?
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