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Apple Mac App Store Set For 6 January Launch

Apple is gearing up to launch the Mac exclusive App Store on 6 January.

The new portal will allow Mac users to download paid and free apps via a platform similar to the iOS App Store.

According to the company, the Mac App Store will allow users to browse app available for Mac OS X on the basis of popular downloads, staff recommendations and popularity.

The app store will be made available to Apple Mac users in 90 different countries and will offer paid and free apps in six distinct categories - including Education, Games, Graphics & Design, Lifestyle, Productivity, and Utilities.

Company CEO Steve Jobs said in a statement: “The App Store revolutionised mobile apps. We hope to do the same for PC apps with the Mac App Store by making finding and buying PC apps easy and fun. We can't wait to get started on Jan 6.”

Apple will be getting a 30 per cent cut of every sale made on the Mac App Store. The company said that the revenue share is justifiable as developers don't have to pay for hosting and marketing the apps.