Apple's app-happy Mac App Store

Stephen Pritchard

Apple's launch of the App Store for the Mac last week came just too late for this column, but by Friday the company was already claiming over one million downloads.

This is a staggering number by any criteria. There are plenty of software vendors who would sell a close relative, in order to shift anything like that number of applications. The figure is all the more impressive, given the Mac's relatively small installed base, and the fact that only