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Cydia App Store For Mac Confirmed

A Cydia app store will soon be available for Apple's Mac platform, the man behind the store for jailbroken iOS devices Jay Freemanfor has announced.

According to The Unofficial Apple Weblog, Jay Freeman, a.k.a Saurik, said during the 360|MacDev conference that the upcoming Cydia store for the Mac will contain third party and open source applications.

The Cydia store for iOS devices enjoys huge popularity among jailbreaking enthusiasts and offers around 30,000 applications that have not been approved by Apple's draconian App Store approval system.

The announcement comes days after Apple said that the iTunes App Store was coming to Mac platform. Apple had said that, with the specialised store developers will be able to offer apps meant for the Mac from the platform.

The App Store for Mac is set to be similar to the existing platform, but with a couple of changes. Apple has announced that developers will not be able to enable in-app purchases nor offer any free versions or demos for their apps on the Mac App Store.