After some digging along with a few database queries the folks over at MacGeneration noticed that Apple’s Mac-Exclusive App Store has surpassed the 10,000 listed apps mark in just over 15 months since its culmination. Although Apple once made an announcement when the Mac App Store passed the 100 million downloads mark, online reports claim that it is doubtful the Cupertino tech giant will announce this new milestone especially with the company’s iOS App Store currently hosting more than 500,000 apps. The Mac App Store launched on January 5 last year along with the release of OS X 10.6.6 and within its first 24 hours the store saw 1 million downloads which is pretty impressive.

With the Mac App Store, the company is in the midst of changing the way people purchase software for their computers. Instead of heading over to the various developer’s websites to see what is available, all users have to do is head to the Mac App Store. And with it comes even another advantage of Apple itself having the avenue to provide its own software and various updates to titles already purchased and installed by users. All in all, one cannot expect the relatively new Mac App Store to be compared with its iOS counterpart simply because the latter has been around longer. And while the figure of 10,000 might seem small it still serves as a testament to how Apple wants to change the dynamics of software purchasing.

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