View Full Version : How much do you think you will spend on apps

Mar 21, 2010, 11:08 AM
I think i will spend about $80.

Mar 21, 2010, 11:25 AM
Currently I have no idea exactly what all apps will be available or what their cost might be

So... I couldn't begin to guess

Mar 21, 2010, 11:27 AM
Depends on what's available launch day.

I don't think i'll be spending a single dollar any app that's not designed for iPad.

I'm interested in iPad versions of:

all the new omnigroup apps in development
Maybe a magazine subscription or two (not sure yet)
a piano app with all the keys on one screen
redesinged Alarm clock Pro / with screen savers

I'm interested in seeing iPad apps that don't exist on iPhone:

A game by Blizzard
more real games by the real developers (ie, konami, capcom, ea games, etc ) not the cheap $1 throw paper into a basket games.
Microsoft Office that plays nice with the windows version, (no formatting issues etc)
i can't think of any atm but I'm sure others will

Mar 21, 2010, 11:29 AM
Oh! Wow!!! I just realized I've predicted iPad in 2007 and nobody noticed!!

My Avatar has been holding one this whole time!!

Mar 21, 2010, 11:30 AM
I think i will spend about $80.

No idea since I have no idea what the developer community can come up with. I expect some great things though. When you turn 10,000 creative minds loose and feed them with financial motive while supporting them with development tools, great things are bound to happen. Things we can't imagine in advance.

I will buy the iWorks spreadsheet and word processor. Not because I plan to do a lot of work on the touch interface. I just want to see what Apple has been able to do with touch on these common application types. I'll buy the paint or drawing program they demo'd at the launch event for the same reason. And I'll buy newspaper apps/subscriptions like the Boston Globe & NY Times. I might buy magazine apps/subscriptions if they can supply decent content while keeping the advertising in check. Flixster will likely make it onto my iPad because it's so convenient.

I won't buy travel apps like I keep on my iPhone.....Flight Track, Station Stops, Zagat, City Transit. I see the iPad as a portable device inside the house rather than a travel companion. It's too big to whip out while walking down the street (at least that's what she said). Likewise Grocery IQ and Red Laser won't make it onto the iPad since it lacks a camera and once again it's just too big to whip out in a grocery store anyway. Likewise any camera app.

I will buy some games.

Lots of free stuff.....Linked In, Comcast, etc.

Mar 21, 2010, 11:34 AM
somewhere between 0 and a trillion dollars.

Mar 21, 2010, 12:16 PM
I will buy Pages and Numbers for $10 each. After that, I am willing to spend $100 over the next couple months. I bet there will be some awesome apps come out and they will likely cost more than iPhone apps.

Mar 21, 2010, 12:50 PM
I think most of my iPhone apps will translate pretty well.

I'm excited to get pages and I really love Things. Would be great if thy made an ipad version.

Of course the best apps for ipad will be ones that haven't been thought of yet, when people see the new platform and how it can be used. Very exciting.

Mar 21, 2010, 01:03 PM
The only app that i have planned to buy is numbers. Right now i rsally just want to settle into the ipads safari and mail. Everything else i will take it as it comes.

Mar 21, 2010, 01:30 PM
I have $50-100 budgeted for iPad Apps in the next few months.

However, until we see a little more of what iPad specific apps are available I wont be making specific plans and I will be using the same App library I was using on my Touch.

Mar 21, 2010, 01:33 PM
I've spent over $200 on Apps ever sense the App Store launched in July 2008.

Mar 21, 2010, 01:43 PM
Can't say as most, but judging by iPhone I'd say $100 max if that

Mar 21, 2010, 02:40 PM

Mar 21, 2010, 02:52 PM
in the past I only bought apps with gift cards so...

Mar 21, 2010, 03:05 PM
Do you think there will be any launch day sales? I'm getting a 3G iPad, so I won't have it to download new apps on launch day, but I may be on the look-out to download some of them early if they are on sale. I hope that apps like MLB at Bat don't want to charge me another $15 to have the app on my iPad too. If that's the case, I'll just live with running the iPhone app zoomed double.

Mar 21, 2010, 03:38 PM
I will keep buying when great apps come out.

Mar 21, 2010, 04:17 PM
Aside from Pages @ $9.99, I am officially budgeting zero dollars for iPad apps.

Of course I may peruse the App Store from time to time and discover something that I cannot live another minute without. In which case I will drop a couple of bucks and then forget the whole thing happened. It's like stopping on the way home to get a beer. Do you keep track of every dollar you spend on beer? No. You just get back in the car and turn up the radio.

I expect, on this basis, that my expenditures on iPad software will be all but nil.

Mar 21, 2010, 05:58 PM
Depends on how much they cost and the variety of iPad apps available on launch day. If there is nothing in the iPad App Store that I want my current iPhone apps will work for the time being.

That being said . . . I'm probably willing to spend no more than $25 on iPad apps this time around. :o

Mar 21, 2010, 06:00 PM
Probably ~ $50 the first year

Mar 21, 2010, 06:02 PM
zero point zero.

Mar 21, 2010, 07:15 PM
Is anyone really going to stick to a budget? How much had you budgeted for the eventual release of tablet you would want?

I will buy what will be very useful, very enjoyable, or will save me money. I will weigh the benefit of each app against the cost. How many marginally useful or entertaining apps did we all buy because they were only $.99?

It will be a minimum of $20 for pages and numbers and beyond that I'm open for any possibilities.

Mar 21, 2010, 07:17 PM
Pages, Keynote and maybe $30 for others initially, and maybe magazine subscriptions

Mar 21, 2010, 07:23 PM
I have a little over $80 in iTunes gift cards. However, I think I will probably spending more on books than on apps. I guess it will really depend on whats available.

I'm wondering if any new book publishers have signed on since the keynote...

Mar 21, 2010, 07:28 PM
On existing apps, probably not much since the ones that I have will work on the iPad.

However, as new apps are created to take advantage of the iPad I would be willing to bet much more than I want. :eek: :)

Mar 22, 2010, 04:30 AM
I remember when the App Store launched back in '08 I immediately bought a selection, I believe it was Super Monkey Ball, Texas Hold 'em (Apple version), Remote, possibly Facebook (but I can't remember if that was available at launch). Those are the main ones I can remember, but I bought a couple dozen others which I don't use and perhaps only ever used once. The only one that has survived to be used regularly since launch is Facebook for me.

My point is this time I am not going to blow a load on shiny new apps just because they are there and should be the best that developers can come up with so I think I need it. This time I will look, think about it, and I will probably save myself 0.59.

Mar 22, 2010, 04:43 AM
$30 for iWork


However much iPad versions of 2Do, TWC Max, Tweetie 2, Photogene, Sketchbook Mobile, Distant Suns, Labyrinth 2, NOVA, and Plants vs Zombies costs.

iPad devs will probably charge a premium at first, just like when the App Store launched. Give it a few months and everything will be back down to 99 cents, lol. Also supply vs demand. iPad install base < iPhone install base. They gotta make up those costs some how, and that's the duty of the early adopter.

Mar 22, 2010, 08:41 PM
Probably $150 at launch..