Apple has just released an upgrade to OS X that brings with it the long-awaited Mac App Store.
The new desktop App Store gives Mac users access to over 1,000 apps which can be purchased or downloaded for free.
After installing the OS X 10.6.6 update, users will see an App Store icon appear in the dock, which is also where newly downloaded apps will materialise.
A familiar feel
The new software will prove better for app discovery than iTunes, a bugbear that iOS users have had since the launch of the iPhone.
A range of apps are available from day one, including several Apple-made apps such as iLife and Aperture 3. Notably absent are apps from Microsoft and Adobe.
Stay tuned for a hands-on with the new Mac App Store later today.