Apple Mac App Store launches with more than 1000 apps, requires new Mac OS X 10.6.6

Mac App Store

Mac App Store is now live. How to get it? First update Mac OS X to 10.6.6 and then download the Mac App Store app via Software Update.

Mac App Store has over 1,000 free and paid apps at launch. Apple has also make its own apps available. iLife ’11 suite is available individually as iPhoto, iMovie and GarageBand at $14.99 each. Similarly you can purchase Pages, Keynote and Numbers individually for $19.99 each. Aperture 3 is available at $79.99.

“With more than 1,000 apps, the Mac App Store is off to a great start,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “We think users are going to love this innovative new way to discover and buy their favorite apps.”

Apple’s Mac App Store Opens for Business