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App Store, MobileMe go live

updated 09:05 am EDT, Thu July 10, 2008

App Store, MobileMe live

In tandem with the release of iTunes 7.7, Apple has formally launched both its MobileMe online service and the iTunes App Store. The former is a dramatic revision of .Mac, emphasizing content sync between computers, handhelds and the web; push e-mail is also integrated. Existing .Mac subscribers can sign in at me.com with their old usernames and passwords, but some are reporting slow access, likely due to a large influx of visitors. Others are reporting prompts from Apple to install the "OS X Update for MobileMe," though this has not yet appeared via Software Update.

The App Store is not currently highlighted on the iTunes US storefront, but can be accessed by enabling "Applications" in the General tab under Preferences, and then clicking "Get More Applications" when the appropriate Library view is selected. Available software covers a variety of categories, from social networking apps such as AIM and Twitterific through programs for finance, navigation, news and gaming. Many titles are free, but a number cost anywhere between 99 cents and $20.




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  1. smitch

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +1

    but iPhone 2.0 is not...

    I am currently able to see the apps but iPhone 2.0 is not available yet just at this moment I see?

  1. mgpalma

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +1

    MobileMe goes live?

    Really? Not a the time of this posting nor currently at 6:25am PST.

  1. mgpalma

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -1

    MobileMe goes live?

    Really? Not at the time of this posting nor currently at 6:25am PST.

  1. Guest

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +1

    it WAS there....

    I signed into me.com a few hours ago but got nothing except a blank page.... it's now back to the maintenance page... also my iTunes 7.7 has no mention of apps yet

  1. Grrr

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +1

    OS X update for mobile me

    Strangely, this update did appear for me in the software update control panel of my old G4 powerbook. But not on my alu iMac. Both running 10.5.4
    While im here.. I see the app store in the new V7.7 iTunes. But you can't do much there until the V2 software is out of course. The current selection of apps is somewhat uninspiring to say the least however. Hopefully that will pick up soon.

  1. nativeNYer

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +2

    MobileMe…

    is NOT live for me as of 10 AM EDT. All I get is the maintenance page, so I'm not sure what MacNN is talking about… as usual they have bogus info.

  1. legacyb4

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +1

    packing my macbook

    and taking it work today, i guess!

  1. jgommel

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +2

    ...Still nothing

    I too installed iTunes 7.7 around 8:00a est., and there was nothing in the App Store. I just tried to access me.com too (10:00a est / 6:00a pst), and I still get the intro page. If you attempt to access mac.com, you get the maintenance message. So much for the 8:00p - 2:00a pst maintenance window.

  1. ccrider

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +3

    somthin

    I see 100's of apps - and some pretty awesome ones at that!
    Especially "Light Saber" lol

  1. ccrider

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -2

    somthin

    I see 100's of apps - and some pretty awesome ones at that!
    Especially "Light Saber" lol

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