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Apple's Mac App Store downloads top 100 mln


14:43, December 13, 2011

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 12 (Xinhua) -- Apple announced on Monday that over 100 million apps have been downloaded from its Mac App Store since its initial launch in January.

"With more than 100 million downloads in less than a year, the Mac App Store is the largest and fastest growing PC software store in the world," Apple said in a statement, adding that "Mac App Store is changing the traditional PC software industry."

Apple launched the Mac App Store in January as a free download for Mac OS X users, allowing users to sift through free and paid applications and download them to their devices like Apple mobile App Store.

After 24 hours of release, there was a total of more than one million downloads. Apple said on Monday that the Mac App Store now offers thousands of apps in education, games, graphics and design, lifestyle, productivity, utilities and other categories.

According to its policies, 70 percent of the revenue generated from paid applications goes to developers while the remaining 30 percent is kept by Apple.

Apple's first application store is the mobile App Store launched in 2008, which, in the tech giant's words, has "changed how people get mobile apps."

In October, Apple said, its mobile app downloads topped 18 billion and over 3 billion U.S. dollars had been paid to developers since 2008.

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