View Poll Results: How much are you willing to pay for iPhone Apps?
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$1.99 - $3.99
$4 - $5.99
$6 - $7.99
How much are you willing to pay for iPhone Apps?
Let's see what everyone thinks. I personally would want to pay anywhere between $3 - $6. Super Monkey Ball is debuting at $9.99, seems a bit pricey for me, especially since it is a hand-held app.
Last edited by xintelinsanex; 06-09-2008 at 12:35 PM.
- 06-09-2008, 12:56 PM #2
- 06-09-2008, 01:01 PM #3iPhone Beginner
- 55 Posts
I think they should price them just like the iPod games currently available on iTunes. I doesn't seem right that they would want to have such different price sets for games on each of their handheld platforms (iPod $4.99 vs iPhone $9.99). They should make them both the same, I say...
- 06-11-2008, 12:37 PM #5
- 06-11-2008, 12:48 PM #6iPhone Intermediate
- 167 Posts
I would gladly pay over $20 for an app; it all depends on what it does. What I'm really excited for is using the iPhone as a Universal Remote. If I could replace our Harmony remote(which ultimately lacks bluetooth support) with an app, that would be great. I'd probably be willing to pay $40 for such an app.
I realize it would need additional hardware stored somewhere and accessed remotely -- like a wifi controlled IR/RF/bluetooth device -- but it would be cool. Some has to be working on this somewhere... over. the. rainbow.
- 06-11-2008, 01:19 PM #7
It depends on the app. I would —and have— pay $20-$30 for certain apps if they are worth it.
How can you complain about handheld gaming quality games for $10? We aren't talking simple iPod games, we are talking about games that rival Nintendo DS games in playability and graphics. Your average, new, Nintendo DS game costs $29-$34, and you are complaining about $10? Just look at other mobile games for a point of reference. Simplistic things like chess and poker selling for $10 all day long...
I am not trying to "berate" anyone, but I think you guys need to put these things into the perspective of what you are getting for that $10 as it compares to what those $5 iPhone games brought you.
- 06-11-2008, 01:34 PM #8
My favorite game is solitaire. I have a dozen versions, all free. However, I am not the market and neither are you.
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- 06-11-2008, 01:37 PM #9
- 06-11-2008, 01:40 PM #10
Like I said, $10 for a DS/PSP quality game is not a big deal to me, and is actually a very good value when you consider how much they cost on the DS or PSP. I won't spend $10 on a Solitaire game, but I will on something like Super Monkey Ball.
- 06-11-2008, 07:12 PM #11
- 06-11-2008, 09:44 PM #13
- 06-12-2008, 01:41 AM #14
i think games for 10 dollars is fair enough. It's not a lock to buy every game that it would be if it was 2-4 dollars, but I've paid 10 dollars for mobile games before and they were all pieces of junk.
10 dollars for a full-featured portable game? That's totally do-able. 10 dollars for solitaire? thats overpriced. I think the 10 dollar will be reserved for more advanced games.
Depending on the app, I'll be more than willing to pay good money to use a polished app. To me, its just worth it.
- 06-12-2008, 04:05 AM #15
- 06-12-2008, 04:11 AM #16
To answer the original question, I'd pay the £107 (~$209) TomTom ask for their current software and Western European maps for the same on an iPhone. This is probably the only app I'd pay this much for though.
EDIT. I voted >$7.99
Last edited by marcol; 06-12-2008 at 04:14 AM.
- 06-12-2008, 08:35 AM #17
- 06-12-2008, 09:53 AM #19
- 06-12-2008, 10:09 AM #20
If DataViz brought full MS Office functionality OR if Apple brought full iWork functionality to the iPhone, I'd be willing to pony-up a lot more than $8.00! I'd love to see iWorks and BT keyboard support!
That would be cool if we had some type of office productivity tool. I could find Excel or Numbers very useful on the iPhone. These are massive applications, so lets see if anyone will try to make some type of office suite for it. This will truly please enterprises, allowing their workers to edit docs on the fly.
- 06-12-2008, 10:48 AM #22
From a MacRumors article about App pricing:
While Apple does give a wide range of pricing options, pricing is restricted to between $0.99 to $999.99 with increments ranging of $1 to $100 depending on relative price differences. Alternatively, applications can also be given away for free. Only a handful of developers have publicly announced specific prices for their iPhone applications, but it appears iPhone games are starting to settle around $9.99.
- 06-12-2008, 01:16 PM #24
Games aren't all the useful. If it is a useful killer app. $25 is what I'd expect to pay. If documents to go makes a app, it will be anywhere from $30 -90. It sounds like some posters aren't from the smartphone world. Software ain't free.