Amazon opens Mac software store with downloads

Amazon opens Mac software store with downloads

Summary: Amazon is putting Apple on notice that it's coming for them with the opening of the Mac software store, complete with downloads.

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Amazon is putting Apple on notice that it's coming for them with the opening of the Mac software store, complete with downloads. Many Mac software titles can now be purchased from the Amazon store and downloaded just like in Apple's own Mac Store. The Amazon titles available for download include Office for Mac, which is not available in Apple's own store.

Amazon is operating this software store much like it does its Android Appstore and makes purchased titles available for redownload in the event of getting a new computer. The pricing looks aggressive as is common for Amazon wares. It will be interesting to see Apple's reaction to this unexpected competition from giant Amazon.

[Via Geek.com]

Topics: Amazon, Apple, Hardware, Software

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  • RE: Amazon opens Mac software store with downloads

    I smell a lawsuit (warranted or not).
    Droid.Incredible
    • Does not at all; Apple always said user can get their software from ...

      @Dev-Head: ... wherever they want.
      DDERSSS
  • What bunch of BS

    Amazon is not opening ANYTHING. A webpage separating Mac software from PC software is NOTHING NEW. It has always being there.
    wackoae
    • RE: Amazon opens Mac software store with downloads

      @wackoae

      Agreed. Except .. Will the Amazon Store provide the framework for post sale update support that Apple's App stores provide?
      kenosha77a
  • RE: Amazon opens Mac software store with downloads

    Obviously not, but some users appear to prefer it that way.

    Even Apple's own store doesn't work with previously installed apps (ie. those not purchased from the App Store), where they possibly could. As an aside, I imagine piracy would be a part of a reason for that limitation.

    Amazon is just providing a way of selling downloadable Mac apps. Nothing more, nothing less.
    EmmEff