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Resourceful users have found a way get paid Mac App Store apps for free

Apple loves to brag about numbers, so it should come as no surprise that the boys from Cupertino are overjoyed by the news that the newly launched Mac App Store crossed the one million downloads mark in just 24 hours.

"We're amazed at the incredible response the Mac App Store is getting," said Steve Jobs, Apple's CEO. "Developers have done a great job bringing apps to the store and users are loving how easy and fun the Mac App Store is." 

The Mac App Store provides users a simplified way of searching for, purchasing, and installing OS X applications. Anyone that is familiar with the App Store for the iPhone/iPod touch/iPad would feel right at home using the complimentary service for his or her MacBook, MacBook Pro, or MacBook Air.

Interestingly enough, even though Apple's Mac App Store seems to be off to a good start, it still has it problems. Many users were getting an "error 100" message when trying to access the store early yesterday. The only way to clear the message for many users was to Log Out of their current session of OS X and log back in.

Even more troubling is that fact that some paid apps can be easily pirated by downloading the .dmg files from the internet and using a "purchase" receipt from a free app.



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RE: What a coincidence!
By silverblue on 1/7/2011 3:15:39 PM , Rating: 1
Ironic, considering Apple have barely adopted Nehalem processors and we're already on Sandy Bridge.

As for your claim of one million iPads a week, Apple simply don't have the supply chain necessary to produce one million iPads a week. Additionally, Apple aren't renowned for dropping prices to sensible levels so that's another little fault with this scenario. They sold three million in the 80 days post launch and you're expecting the same number to go in 21?


RE: What a coincidence!
By Taft12 on 1/7/2011 4:18:16 PM , Rating: 2
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Ironic, considering Apple have barely adopted Nehalem processors and we're already on Sandy Bridge.


The irony (and this is Tony's point) is that 99% of the public do not know what a Nehalem or Sandy Bridge processor is and they certainly don't care. Neither will benefit general OSX usage very much over a Core 2 Duo.

Technical mental masturbation on DT is fun and all, but very few in this community can see the forest for the trees.


RE: What a coincidence!
By Solandri on 1/7/2011 5:59:29 PM , Rating: 2
Actually, from what I've been reading of Sandy Bridge's power consumption, it will provide a lot of benefit to OSX usage on laptops (where Apple has made the greatest success). I actually think Apple made the smart move mostly skipping Nehalem in its laptops and waiting for Sandy Bridge.

But yeah, most people (I'd say 97% instead of 99%, but that's splitting hairs) don't know and don't care what Nehalem nor Sandy Bridge are. The primary emphasis on a mass-market product has to be on the user interface and user experience. Technical improvements are secondary except to the geek/enthusiast crowd.


RE: What a coincidence!
By KoolAidMan1 on 1/9/2011 2:14:03 AM , Rating: 2
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Ironic, considering Apple have barely adopted Nehalem processors and we're already on Sandy Bridge.


Incorrect, Nehalems were in Mac Pros weeks before Dell and HP had them, and the i7 860 and i5 750s were put into iMacs the first month they were out.

As for 13" and 11" Macbook Pros/Airs, blame Intel for not allowing NVIDIA to make integrated graphics after the Core 2 CPUs. It was either an i3 CPU with Intel IGP and crap graphics and no OpenCL, or a Core 2 Duo with an integrated NVIDIA GPU that gives decent graphics and OpenCL. Sophie's Choice, but given the baseline GPU requirements of OS X, it was the only choice. Now that Sandy Bridge is out and outperforming the 320M, it should end up in a 13"/11" Macbook refresh pretty soon.

Sandy Bridge has just barely come out, my friend ordered one of the first ones on Newegg and won't even get it until Tuesday at the earliest. "We're already on Sandy Bridge" is a bit premature.

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As for your claim of one million iPads a week, Apple simply don't have the supply chain necessary to produce one million iPads a week. Additionally, Apple aren't renowned for dropping prices to sensible levels so that's another little fault with this scenario. They sold three million in the 80 days post launch and you're expecting the same number to go in 21?


A million a week is far fetched. That said, I will not be surprised to see 30 million iPads sold by 2012. They will have cleared 12 million iPads sold in one year, and sales only accelerate with every month. Should hit 30 million very easily.


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