**Update the New Mac App Store is now open for business
Apple has stated that their new Mac App Store will be opening for business today, 6th January 2011, but hasn’t officially released a time as yet.
However according to close sources at the Loop website, the new Mac App Store maybe opening at 12:00 pm (noon) ET on Thursday 6th which makes sense as this would put it at about 9:00 am PT in Cupertino, Calif. where Apples HQ is located and 5pm GMT.
Apple has announced that they will be closing down the Mac OS X downloads site, and that users will be directed to the Mac App Store from the 6th of January. Apple began accepting app submissions from developers for the Mac App Store at the start of November and should have some interesting new applications to view at todays opening.
We will keep you posted throughout the day with any new Mac App Store news as it becomes available.