Amazon Launches Mac Download Store to Compete Apple’s Mac Store!
A positive run is always appreciated by all tech junkies, such as Apple decision to launch its own Cloud Music Locker to beat its competitors Amazon Cloud Player and Google Beta Music already running on the web. Now Amazon launches its own app store “Mac Download Store” to compete Apple’s Mac Store.
The new Mac Downloads Store just revealed by Amazon is essentially a marketplace for buying and downloading Mac applications. Amazon has been involved in the business of selling softwares for many years but now Amazon decided to gather it’s all softwares at one marketplace for Mac users; Mac Download Store would help Mac users to buy and download Mac applications from one place, just like Apple’s Mac Store.
However, Amazon Download Store isn’t available as a desktop application like Apple Mac Store so users would not be able to receive updates easily from the Mac Download Store; it is the major difference between Apple and Amazon Mac Stores. Moreover, Mac download Store wouldn’t be always present on the desktop, making hard for visitors to visit Mac Download Store on regular basis, since they might forget it, most likely. Another big difference is the availability of Mac Apps, Amazon’s store also has limited selection of titles — around 250 or so.
However some titles available on Amazon’s Mac Download Store are unique and yet not available on Apple’s Mac Store. the most outstanding is Microsoft’s Office for Mac 2011, which retails for $202.96 for the business version and $115 for the home and student version. Microsoft is rumored to launch its popular Office on the Mac App Store, but Apple 30% commission on the sale of each Office copy on the store is the big hurdle in this regard.
With the launch of Mac Download Store, Amazon now owns 03 app stores; the other two Amazon stores are Kindle App Store and the Amazon Appstore for Android. Amazon is also facing a lawsuit filed by Apple on the name of Amazon Appstore for Android since Apple claims that App Store is its trade mark and no one can use this term except Apple.
Via: MashableApple, Mac