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Apple Has a New Bite

by Troy Wolverton / (c) 2010, San Jose Mercury News. Distributed by McClatchy-Tribune Information Services.

The computer and electronics giant introduces the App Store for the Mac

Taking a page from its popular iPhone, Apple is going to be opening an App Store for the Mac.

As with the one introduced for the iPhone, which also serves the iPad and iPod touch, the store will allow Mac users to buy, download and automatically install applications for their computers over the Internet. As is the case with the iPhone App Store, the Mac OS store will also alert users when updates are available and allow them to download updates for multiple programs at once.

Apple's move marks the first time that one of the two major PC operating system vendors─ Microsoft and Apple─has built an application store into their software.

Apple CEO Steve Jobs announced the Mac App store at Apple's headquarters. Jobs also unveiled an updated version and a new, smaller model of its ultrathin MacBook Air notebook computer with quicker start-up times and a longer-lasting battery, and an update to Apple's iLife creative softw are suite.

Additionally, Jobs showed off some of the new features in the next version of Apple's Mac OS X operating system─dubbed "Lion"─and announced that the company's FaceTime video chat software is coming to the Mac.

From iPhone to iMac

The new App Store could be a huge move for Apple. The App Store for the iPhone has been a runaway success. The store has some 300,000 applications in it─more than three times the number that Google put together for its Android operating system─and consumers have downloaded some seven billion applications since it launched, Jobs said.

Thanks to that success, the iOS App Store has revolutionized the way consumers get applications on their smartphones. By offering developers a relatively inexpensive way of getting their applications out to a large audience, the App Store has encouraged the development of a wide range of low-cost applications. 

「苹果」又咬下一块市场大饼

电脑及电子产品巨擘苹果公司将引进麦金塔应用程式商店

苹果公司仿照它的热门产品iPhone模式,即将为麦金塔电脑开设应用程式商店。

如同苹果为iPhone所开设的商店(该商店也支援iPad及iPod Touch的服务),麦金塔的应用程式商店将让麦金塔电脑使用者能透过网际网路为其电脑购买、下载及自动安装应用程式。 Mac OS商店就和iPhone应用程式商店一样,也会在可获取更新服务时通知使用者,让他们同时下载多种应用程式的更新版。

苹果此举显示,这是两大个人电脑作业系统贩售商(微软及苹果)之一首次把应用程式商店建立在软体里。

苹果执行长史提夫.贾伯斯在苹果总部宣布推出麦金塔应用程式商店。贾伯斯也首度展示超薄MacBook Air笔记型电脑的升级版,以及尺寸更小的新款式,不但启动更快,电池的续航力也更持久,还有苹果iLife创意软体套件的升级。

此外,贾伯斯展示苹果Mac OS X作业系统的下一个升级版──称为「雄狮」──的一些新特色,并宣布麦金塔电脑将支援苹果的FaceTime视讯通话软体。

从iPhone 到 iMac新推出的应用程式商店是苹果公司的一大进展。iPhone的应用程式商店轻易就迅速窜红, 具有约三十万种应用程式,是谷歌Android作业系统应用程式数量的三倍以上。贾伯斯表示,应用程式商店开设以来,消费者已下载七十亿个左右的应用程式。

拜(iPhone的应用程式商店)大获成功之赐,iOS 应用程式商店已改革了消费者在智慧型手机上取得应用程式的方式。应用程式商店提供开发者较为便宜的方式,让他们的应用程式能触及更多消费者,进而促使各式各样费用低廉的应用程式的研发。

 

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