In a move likely to grab the attention of millions of computer users worldwide, Apple announced that it will launch a new app store on January 6 to sell programs for laptops and desktop computers.
The store will work like iTunes, Apple's popular online store for smartphone applications or 'apps', which enables users to download games, trading programs, social media applications and thousands of other applications at the click of a button.
The new Apple store for computers will allow users to download applications that can run from $10 to hundreds to thousands of dollars.
In this MarketPlace American Public Media report, experts note that Apple is expected to take 30 percent of all app store purchases.
Melanie Rodier has worked as a print and broadcast journalist for over 10 years, covering business and finance, general news, and film trade news. Prior to joining Wall Street & Technology in April 2007, Melanie lived in Paris, where she worked for the International Herald ... View Full Bio