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Apple's Mac App Store To Open January 6

Earlier this year, Apple teased users with the word it would be launching an app store designed specifically for Mac users. Now we know when it's coming.

The Mac App Store will open its doors to online customers in 90 countries worldwide on January 6, according to a press release from Apple. The service will include both paid and free apps for Mac OSX, and app categories will include Education, Games, Graphics & Design, Lifestyle, Productivity and Utilities. Apple will keep one third of the profits from paid apps.

According to PCWorld, the Mac App Store will be available as part of the forthcoming Mac OSX Lion software release. Mac OSX Snow Leopard users will have access the new store through a free software update, Apple said in an official press release.

In addition, Gizmodo reports that Cydia, the go-to app store for jailbroken iPhone users, will also launch an app store for Mac.