Apple has just released a new app that brings their online store into the palm of your hand. Given the self evident name Apple Store, the new app delivers much of what makes the Apple Store such a success.
Presumably designed long ago to sneakily land smack-bang on the day that the CES show in Las Vegas starts in earnest, Apple’s “Mac App Store” has finally and officially opened at last, beating Microsoft to any PC App Store punch and set to make Apple a whole lotta extra moolah, no longer just on every sale of hardware, but now on the sale of any and all software through the Mac App Store, too!
Apple today released its iOS 5.1 update, which brought a number of new features to the table, including the ability to set up custom network configurations using Apple Configurator, the device management tool Apple offers through the Mac App Store for management of multiple iOS devices across an organization or household.
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Apple’s online store went offline on Thursday evening — sporting the usual “We’ll be back. We’re busy updating the Apple Store for you and will be back soon” missive (h/t to AllThingsD which spotted the store was AWOL).
Mac and iPhone owners have been complaining that App Store and Mac App Store prices are relatively high in Australia. Apple has now rebalanced the price levels, bringing them into closer alignment with current exchange rates.
Apple and Amazon are fighting over made up words, as you may well be aware. Apple takes issue with Amazon’s use of “Appstore,” the name for the online retailer’s marketplace of Android software, which came after Apple had already been using its own App Store branding for a mobile apps market for a couple of years.