Apple Mac App Store Notches Up 1 Million Downloads In 24 Hours

Apple’s brand new Mac App Store has topped one million downloads over the course of its first day online.

Announcing the milestone this morning, Apple CEO Steve Jobs said in a statement: “We’re amazed at the incredible response the Mac App Store is getting. Developers have done a great job bringing apps to the store and users are loving how easy and fun the Mac App Store is.”

Despite the impressive figures, the first day has not been an outright success for Apple with earlier reports revealing that the store was being hacked by pirates.

The hackers had found that it was possible to replace the receipt and signature code of a paid app with that of a free one, thereby allowing them to access paid apps for free.

According to PC World, the current figures pail in comparison to the release of the iOS App Store, which managed to pull-in 10 million downloads over its first weekend.