Apple released a press release to announce that the Mac App Store will begin operating on Thursday, January 6. Mac App Store will help to discover, install and update applications for the Mac easier than ever. At launch, the Mac App Store will be available in 90 countries and offer free and paid apps in different categories such as Education, Games, Graphics and Design, Lifestyle, Productivity and Profit .
The Mac App Store will be available for users of Mac OS X Snow Leopard as a free download through the Mac Software Update. Mac developers can set the price of their apps and receive 70 percent of the amount of sales, they do not have to pay any costs even if the apps are free, and not have to pay for hosting, marketing board or commission credit.