In less than a year, Apple has managed to convert enough people to its computer software digital download platform to reach 100 million downloads.
The Mac App Store, Apple's attempt at making a computer software download service as easy as the App Stores on iPhone and iPad, is already pulling in about half as many downloads as the iPad.
There have now been more than a million "apps" downloaded from Apple's new online platform that makes finding a program for your computer as easy as finding an app for your phone. That didn't take long.
Well, that didn't take long. Just a day after opening for business, Apple's Mac App store appears already to have been cracked by pirates.
Apple's much talked about digital software store for the Mac operating system is now a thing of reality. Launching alongside the streamlined service is more than 1,000 apps, with a wide selection of both free and premium content.
In an effort to get users to start using Apple's brand spanking new Mac App Store when it launches next month, the company will completely shut down its existing Web-based digital download store.
Cydia is planning to debut an alternative OSX app shop that will compete against Apple's official Mac Store when it launches in January 2011.
The latest Apple scuttlebutt is that the company is scrambling hard behind the scenes to launch a new iPhone-like App Store for its home computer platform, and plans to have it ready for prime time by next Tuesday.