Apple today announced that the Mac App Store is now open for business with more than 1,000 free and paid apps. The Mac App Store brings the revolutionary App Store experience to the Mac, so you can find great new apps, buy them using your iTunes account, download and install them in just one step. The Mac App Store is available for Snow Leopard users through Software Update as part of Mac OS X v10.6.6.
"With more than 1,000 apps, the Mac App Store is off to a great start," said Steve Jobs, Apple's CEO. "We think users are going to love this innovative new way to discover and buy their favorite apps."
Apple also seems to be on the brink of releasing the long waited for Verizon iPhone. Hint's and rumors lead me to believe it will be before Valentines Day which is February 14th. Some intel reports Apple has asked that employees refrain from taking time off for the first three weeks in February. Possible Verizon iPhone to be announced in January and released February 1, 2011? Seems it would have to be if they really are asking folks to refrain from taking time off. It's like when UPS employees can't take time off at Christmas... They know they are going to be busy. Same holds true for Apple I can imagine. Only time will tell.
(Plausible announcement dates: 1/11/11, 1/26/11, or 1/28/11)