View Poll Results: How much are you willing to pay for iPhone Apps?

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  • $0

    0 0%
  • $1.99 - $3.99

    5 31.25%
  • $4 - $5.99

    1 6.25%
  • $6 - $7.99

    0 0%
  • > $7.99

    10 62.50%
  1. xintelinsanex's Avatar
    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 01:35 PM.
    06-09-2008 01:33 PM
  2. isitnyu's Avatar
    alot of these apps being presented are 10 dollars for games, and many of them are free. i am not willing to spend more than 5 for a game... it just simply doesnt make any sense, will a game really entertain me on my phone after 10 dollars?
    06-09-2008 01:56 PM
  3. nsquared's Avatar
    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...
    06-09-2008 02:01 PM
  4. xintelinsanex's Avatar
    Yeah I can't justify $10 for that, seems really pricey. MAYBE if I found a game I really really like. We'll see what else is available.
    06-09-2008 02:09 PM
  5. HymerSchmidt's Avatar
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    06-11-2008 01:37 PM
  6. HymerSchmidt's Avatar
    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 01:48 PM
  7. IrishJK09's Avatar
    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 02:19 PM
  8. whmurray's Avatar
    alot of these apps being presented are 10 dollars for games, and many of them are free. i am not willing to spend more than 5 for a game... it just simply doesnt make any sense, will a game really entertain me on my phone after 10 dollars?
    Give me a break. Games are among the most expensive and lucrative of all software. Kids think nothing of spending $50- (of other people's money) for a game for a handheld (e.g. Nintendo DS-Lite or Playstation Portable).

    My favorite game is solitaire. I have a dozen versions, all free. However, I am not the market and neither are you.
    Last edited by whmurray; 06-11-2008 at 02:39 PM.
    06-11-2008 02:34 PM
  9. whmurray's Avatar
    It depends on the app. I would and have pay $20-$30 for certain apps if they are worth it.....
    I will pay whatever the rest of you will pay for TomTom and consider myself lucky if that is <$150.00.
    06-11-2008 02:37 PM
  10. IrishJK09's Avatar
    Give me a break. Games are among the most expensive and lucrative of all software. Kids think nothing of spending $50- (of other people's money) for a game. My favorite game is solitaire. I have a dozen versions, all free. However, I am not the market and neither are you.
    The market is anyone that is willing to play the game. I am 27 years old, married, and have an 8 month old son, yet I still play video games. I have all three of the new systems, I have both portables, and I will still buy the iPhone games. I am definitely not a kid spending other peoples money, but I enjoy games.

    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 02:40 PM
  11. whmurray's Avatar
    The market is anyone that is willing to play the game. I am 27 years old, married, and have an 8 month old son, yet I still play video games. I have all three of the new systems, I have both portables, and I will still buy the iPhone games. I am definitely not a kid spending other peoples money, but I enjoy games.

    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.
    Super Monkey Ball on the PSP is $18-. I can see three reasons for selling a game for less on the iPhone than on the PSP. One would would be that there were more iPhones than PSPs. Two, distribution through the iTunes store is more efficient. Three, the game does not play as well on the iPhone as on the PSP.
    06-11-2008 08:12 PM
  12. xintelinsanex's Avatar
    I will pay whatever the rest of you will pay for TomTom and consider myself lucky if that is <$150.00.
    According to the TomTom website, their map software to upgrade TomTom units is $100 for US and Canada maps. If this stays true, I think the iPhone software would cost about the same if not a little cheaper. This is only true if Apple allows navigation software.
    06-11-2008 08:58 PM
  13. whmurray's Avatar
    According to the TomTom website, their map software to upgrade TomTom units is $100 for US and Canada maps. If this stays true, I think the iPhone software would cost about the same if not a little cheaper. This is only true if Apple allows navigation software.
    I think that is maps only; software is a little more.
    06-11-2008 10:44 PM
  14. caseychan's Avatar
    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 02:41 AM
  15. marcol's Avatar
    I think that is maps only; software is a little more.
    I'll say. Prices on the TomTom site:

    TomTom Navigator 6 plus maps of Western Europe 107.26 (memory card)
    Maps of Western Europe alone: 39.95 (download)
    06-12-2008 05:05 AM
  16. marcol's Avatar
    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 05:14 AM.
    06-12-2008 05:11 AM
  17. whmurray's Avatar
    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.
    I must be missing something. I do not understand the expectation that games on the iPhone should be so much cheaper than on other handhelds. I understand that games are THE software for some people but games are also the most expensive software for all platforms.
    06-12-2008 09:35 AM
  18. xintelinsanex's Avatar
    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
    I don't think it will cost that much simply because their TomTom One units cost about that much. Releasing the software has to be cheaper than releasing it with the software and the physical GPS unit.
    06-12-2008 10:23 AM
  19. marcol's Avatar
    A lot depends on what maps you buy. Navigator 6 with the UK map is more than 40 cheaper than with the full Western Europe map.
    06-12-2008 10:53 AM
  20. eugarps#CB's Avatar
    QUE EL INFIERNO?
    Is this a family site? I'm kidding, of course!

    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!

    My $0.02,

    Bill
    06-12-2008 11:09 AM
  21. xintelinsanex's Avatar
    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 11:14 AM
  22. IrishJK09's Avatar
    Is this a family site? I'm kidding, of course!

    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!

    My $0.02,

    Bill
    DataViz is rumored to be playing with iPhone development ideas... I am keeping my fingers crossed for Docs to Go: iPhone Edition. I will honestly say that I don't need document editing/creation software often, but when I do, I HATE not having it.
    06-12-2008 11:48 AM
  23. xintelinsanex's Avatar
    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.
    http://www.macrumors.com/2008/06/12/...ssion-process/
    06-12-2008 01:19 PM
  24. smileyboy's Avatar
    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.
    06-12-2008 02:16 PM
  25. xintelinsanex's Avatar
    $999.99 for an App? What is that App going to do? Photoshop on the iPhone?
    06-12-2008 05:47 PM
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