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orangerock
Apr 20, 2010, 03:11 PM
I would hate to think an app went from "free" to "$4.99", for example, before I downloaded it.



goobot
Apr 20, 2010, 03:12 PM
been since before the wifi even came

DaneGuy
Apr 20, 2010, 03:13 PM
I would hate to think an app went from "free" to "$4.99", for example, before I downloaded it.

I downloaded a few free ones already. Any you recommend?

orangerock
Apr 20, 2010, 03:14 PM
:)
Nice

orangerock
Apr 20, 2010, 03:15 PM
I downloaded a few free ones already. Any you recommend?
Off the top of my head, the ones that I could easily see going from free to $ are:
ABC player
Toy Story read along
yahoo! entertainment
...and maybe the weather channel

Soulcrux
Apr 20, 2010, 03:16 PM
been since before the wifi even came

This.


Although i am, inversely, holding out on downloading apps that are 9.99 and up in hopes that they lower in price (at least until i actually have my iPad in-hand)

For example, Comic Reader Mobi went from $14.99 to $9.99 a few days ago.

orangerock
Apr 20, 2010, 03:18 PM
This.


Although i am, inversely, holding out on downloading apps that are 9.99 and up in hopes that they lower in price (at least until i actually have my iPad in-hand)

For example, Comic Reader Mobi went from $14.99 to $9.99 a few days ago.
That's a good point too.

Sketchr
Apr 20, 2010, 03:22 PM
I didn't even think about the possible price changes. Though, I'd rather wait until my new MBP arrives...hopefully tomorrow.

Doju
Apr 20, 2010, 03:33 PM
Haha.

I bought like $60 worth of apps on the weekend the app store went public and a bit more since then, and as I'm in Canada I won't get my iPad until late May. :(

noah82
Apr 20, 2010, 03:34 PM
That seems silly since prices go down all the time.

anthonymoody
Apr 20, 2010, 03:36 PM
I've grabbed a couple that were on special (or purported to be!) but for the most part am waiting until my 3G comes.

goobot
Apr 20, 2010, 03:36 PM
That seems silly since prices go down all the time.

he said download not buy. so it can include FREE

edlex
Apr 20, 2010, 03:39 PM
Just downloading a few select free ones for now. Won't pay for any until I actually get the damn thing.

Dustoff00
Apr 20, 2010, 03:41 PM
Had to take my 64 wifi back due to wifi issues... BB did not have any to do an exchange, so ordered up the 64 3g to replace it... Still downloading the free or very good ones and have several on my wish list... Just waiting for April 30th to get here...

Missing my iPad... Been almost a week already without my fix...:(

DunnMaui
Apr 20, 2010, 03:49 PM
I haven't paid more than .99 for an app . . . I too am holding out that the prices drop.

mark34
Apr 20, 2010, 03:53 PM
yes about 20... mostly free or seemingly specially or consistently priced... argh I want my iPad!

danpass
Apr 20, 2010, 03:56 PM
I think I downloaded 90% of the free, iPad specific apps (as of 4-18-10).

No iPad yet :D

alia
Apr 20, 2010, 04:17 PM
I've downloaded a bunch, both free and paid (I had a bunch of itunes gift cards) before the WiFi even came out. I mostly thought it was easier to grab them then to try to keep a list going somewhere. So, as I find one that I am pretty sure I will want or that are free and worth the chance, I go ahead and download it. The ones I'm iffy on, I'll just wait and determine if it's worth the price after I get the device.

andrew upstairs
Apr 20, 2010, 04:33 PM
14 universal apps and 54 iPad apps so far. Haven't spent a dime. I got quite a few for free that now cost money.

David R
Apr 20, 2010, 04:35 PM
I haven't purchased any yet but I'm seriously considering jumping on some that have lowered the price recently because I'm afraid that they'll raise them again right before the 3G launch.

rwmson
Apr 20, 2010, 04:41 PM
My company had a reduction in force scheduled to be announced today, and I have a 3G scheduled to be delivered by the end of the month. I had already scouted out the apps and movies I wanted on the iPad so I had to ask myself - If I get laid off, will I sell the iPad and forgo downloading the apps in order to save money?

Naa! I downloaded the apps this morning prior to the RIF announcement while I still had a paycheck to pay for them. Fortunately I kept my job and so normalcy was restored to world balance. Life is good!

LocoMoco
Apr 20, 2010, 04:48 PM
I did :D

Words with Friends HD, ABC Player, Harbor Master HD, Netflix, The Weather Channel, and the Constitution for iPad. ;) Can't Wait for Hulu (though not sure how much it'll cost when it does come out...as far as subscription wise anyway)

I keep looking for more.....I've been adding one every few days or so...!

FlashHead
Apr 20, 2010, 05:12 PM
51 iPad specific
14 Universal.

Several paid (i.e. Goodreader, Mirror's Edge, PadNotes, Star Walk), but I figure what the heck, waiting wasn't going to change the fact that I was going to get them anyway.

I've also made a list of which apps will go on which page based on category. All the better for the the folders come with 4.0.

I will leave for an extended international trip about a week after I get it (yay 30th). So, I wanted to have it all set to go.

danpass
Apr 20, 2010, 05:31 PM
It would be nice to have a wishlist function in iTunes or a way to tag them/whatever.

FlashHead
Apr 20, 2010, 06:17 PM
It would be nice to have a wishlist function in iTunes or a way to tag them/whatever.

There is. When you're on the app page, theres a little arrow (pull down) menu just to the right of the price. There is your wish list.

danpass
Apr 20, 2010, 06:31 PM
There is. When you're on the app page, theres a little arrow (pull down) menu just to the right of the price. There is your wish list.

thanks, always the littlest things lol

rtay
Apr 20, 2010, 07:30 PM
only apps i have missed since i returned my wifi is the abc app, mirrors edge, cramberry, usa today, mens health, pages, and ibooks. dont buy need for speed, its just like the iphone and definitely passable. padnotes is really meh right now, but it was definitely useable.

rtay
Apr 20, 2010, 07:32 PM
oh yeah padnotes is now takenotes. just updated it, i dont know why it changed names?

Zepaw
Apr 20, 2010, 07:34 PM
I can't resist the darn people who put **Intro Price** :p Bought a good few before I got the WiFi.