Apple May Lanch Mac App Store Next Week

Get your eBook apps ready. Apple’s upcoming Mac App Store, an app store for desktop computers, may come as early as Monday December 13th. Apple announced the new app store in October at a press conference and said that it would launch within 90 days.

Appletell reports: “An inside source has just told us that Apple is targeting a Monday, December 13th launch of the Mac App Store. The company apparently told developers to have their software prepared for a launch as early as Monday the 6th of this month, but our contact would be shocked if that happened at this point. Apple has made no official announcements regarding this, and delays could always happen, but there’s a push to be launched before Christmas, well ahead of the previously estimated January release. Guess from where this push has come.”

Apple Insider has more: “Last week, Apple issued its second beta of Mac OS X 10.6.6 with support for the forthcoming Mac App Store. Developers with the early build were reportedly told that the latest update to Snow Leopard ‘contains developer support for fetching and renewing App Store receipts.””