cnet消息：传苹果应用商店Mac App Store或于本月开张
据“内部知情人”透露，苹果新应用商店Mac App Store最早可能在12月13日开业。有消息称苹果要求开发商在下周一前提交完所有准备投放该应用商店的产品。
游戏邦原先了解到的情况是，Mac App Store将于明年1月份上线，但内部消息称人们对该应用商店在假期前开张的呼声一直很高，所以Mac App Store有可能迫于压力提前开放服务，与Mac OS X 10.6.6的第二个测试版本同时面世。
苹果方面对Mac App Store的描述如下：
“Mac App Store是一个与iPhone、iPod touch、iPad平台上的App Store类似的应用商店，支持Mac用户从中搜索并下载自己喜爱的Mac应用软件。您可以通过浏览Mac应用目录，查找所需的游戏、办公、音乐等多种应用软件，也可以通过输入关键词快速搜索产品。Mac App Store还提供开发商的产品描述、用户评论以及视频截图。如果您找到了自己需要的应用软件，请直接点击购买。”
通过优化应用软件的购买、安装流程，苹果为Mac用户省略了不少软件安装的繁琐程序。据游戏邦所知，Mac App Store还为开发商创造了与用户沟通的渠道，方便开发商为用户提供技术支持、获取用户反馈等。用户可以通过Mac App Store的服务，更新自己的Mac应用软件，这种方法也替开发商、用户解决了不少让人头疼的Mac OS X升级问题。
至于Mac App Store到底会不会在1月份前开放服务，就让我们拭目发待吧。（本文为游戏邦/gamerboom.com编译，转载请注明来源：游戏邦）
Rumor: Apple to open Mac App Store December 13th
According to “inside sources” reporting to Appletell, the Mac App Store may be opening as early as December 13th.
Though the stated opening of the Mac App Store was sometime in January, sources say that pressure to open the store before the holidays may be pushing the launch earlier. With a second beta of Mac OS X 10.6.6 being released to developers as well, the two may coincide.
As Apple explains:
“The Mac App Store is just like the App Store for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. So it’s as easy to find and download Mac apps as it is to add your favorite magazine to iPad or a new game to iPod touch. You can browse Mac apps by category, such as games, productivity, music, and more. Or do a quick search for something specific. Read developer descriptions and user reviews. Flip through screenshots. When you find an app you like, click to buy it.”
By streamlining the way Mac users buy and install their applications and games, Apple is creating an ecosystem that makes it easier for users to install Apps, thereby eliminating many of the issue we often find with installation of new software.
The Mac App Store should also provide an easier way for developers to stay in contact with their customers, provide support, get feedback, and create much-needed buzz. Just like your iOS device, you’ll be able to keep all your Apps up-to-date, which should also eliminate many of the Mac OS X update issues with Apps that many developers and users face.
Only time will tell if the Mac App Store will release earlier than January, but I for one am excited either way. The easier it is to get great Apps on the Mac, the better the user (and developer) experience will be.（source:reviews）