Apple: Mac OS X Downloads site will no longer offer apps
Posted 20 December 2010 - 07:55 PM
But, all kidding aside, I thought that the term "App" has pretty much made it into the mainstream. I haven't checked but I'd be surprised if it hasn't made it to the Oxford English Dictionary.
Posted 20 December 2010 - 08:36 PM
Yes, there will still be web sites like MacUpdate, but it seems that many Mac users are unaware of them. I was surprised to learn that most of Soldak's Mac customers, for example, come from Apple Downloads: Apple downloads dead?
This post has been edited by SeanSmith: 20 December 2010 - 08:45 PM
Posted 20 December 2010 - 08:58 PM
A bunch of digital people working, playing, learning, and creating on their Mac. A bunch of virtual people on a virtual machine working, playing, learning, and creating.
This is your life. This is where you live. This is where you work. This is where you play. This is where you learn. This is where you create. "On" the Mac.
It's so wonderful, in fact, that it takes over and becomes a part of every little minute detail of your life.
So that when you die, you'll live again.
No, it's not Jesus anymore. It's an Apple that you need if what you want is eternal life and sugar and spice and everything nice.
I can understand an apple a day, that's actually good advice -- but c'mon, it ain't "all that".
Posted 20 December 2010 - 08:59 PM
IMHO Apples App site was instrumental in bringing people over to this platform. It certainly allowed me to say things like: "see how much sotware is out there".
I will say this, if they jsut take away the ability to download, but leave up the search ability and links - it might not be so bad. again, IMHO.
Posted 20 December 2010 - 09:21 PM
Posted 20 December 2010 - 09:56 PM
Posted 20 December 2010 - 10:05 PM
Posted 20 December 2010 - 10:29 PM
The Mac OS App Store is doing exactly the opposite. Providing an easy place for the new computer user or new Mac user to find lots and lots of software for the Mac, whether it be desktop or portable.
Apple's bottom line is handsomely enhanced by the Macs it sells and the sale of those Macs out paces the regular PC market by 2 or 3 times every quarter.
Bring on the Mac App Store and may all the other online Mac App retailers continue to thrive as well as people learn that the Mac does indeed have virtually everything they want for software. Sometimes when you discover that, you start looking for even more and that's when you find those other sites, that as one poster mentioned above, may very well be even better than Apple's own site. But at least Apple's site will get the new (and old) Mac users started.
And what Apple drops on its current store and does not pick up in its Mac App Store will be picked up by those other download sites. Just give it a little time.
The Mac is alive and well and really, in many ways, just starting to flourish.
Posted 20 December 2010 - 10:51 PM
If Apple could use a better forum for iTunes Apps for my iPhone/iPad I'd be happy. Seeing the Editor's and User's ratings for an App before wasting time reading about it would be a hugh improvement. All iTunes shows in the preview of a search is the icon and the price. Hugh waste of time.
Posted 21 December 2010 - 12:03 AM