HP Releases Classic Calculator iPhone Apps

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    Macworld reports on Hewlett Packard's recent release of two iPhone app versions of classic HP calculators, the HP 12C Financial Calculator [App Store, $14.99] and the HP 15C Scientific Calculator [App Store, $29.99]. HP is reportedly also working on an iPhone version of its 12C Platinum calculator, which is expected to be released in early August and priced at $19.99.

    While the price points may seem high to some users, the calculator apps offer significant feature sets at prices considerably lower that the corresponding hardware calculators.
    Several third parties have previously released their own calculator applications emulating the HP classic calculators, but HP's willingness to undertake its own project helps demonstrate that even large companies are seeing opportunities for their products to make their way onto the iPhone.

    Article Link: HP Releases Classic Calculator iPhone Apps
     
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    48gx?

    C'mon HP let's get some of the graphing calculators like either the 48GX or 49G. If we were able to transfer programs directly from the computer to the calculator memory, how awesome would that be?
     
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    the price!!!...... first why would you make a classic looking calculator app and how can they charge that amount! crazy...
     
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    Oh great prices. Do they think they're distributing boxed hardware to millions of stores or something?

    The ONLY iPhone app that would get that much money from me is a bug free Commodore 64/PSX/N64/Dreamcast emulator with games.
     
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    Um...why? Good to see HP focusing on pointless iPhone apps rather than working on things that actually need to be done (ahem, computer quality/printer quality, for instance).
     
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    HP ON THE iPhone!!!! OMG!!!!

    Next APP`s to come out!!!!

    1. Dell with a Shares APP

    2. Micro$oft with a famous quotes APP from Steve Ballmer (inc. bonus developers video) :eek:

    No seriously!!! got to give it to HP to bring this out!! MANY people will find this perfect!!! at least they have the B***S to admit the iPhone is a great platform.

    Just changed my views of HP. :rolleyes: :apple:

    Pricey BUT!!! we are paying for the functions!!! lets face it the Apple calculator REALLY SUCKS!!! and the retro look is worth EVERY PENNY!!!! CENT!!!! EURO!!! etc. etc.
     
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    Yeah, but have you seen how much the REAL ONES go for? :eek:

    Highly collectible as well...
     
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    I'd go crazy if they *didn't* make it look like the classic HP calculators. The 12C looks like a probable buy for me.
     
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    Jesus farkin' Christ... I just checked up the 15c on eBay... one was going for just over $150!!!
     
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    Microsoft already has at least 2 apps on the app store (Seadragon and Tag Reader.)
     
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    I'd pay $50-$70 for a TI-84 emulator; but a $30 nostalgia app? No way.
     
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    IT IS A SAD SAD DAY!!!! to know Micro$oft has iPhone APPs :eek:

    (quickly checking out iTunes store to see if it is true!!!!) hehehe
     
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    I would love a 48 graphing version, and would pay $30 for it, heck may pay $45, far cheaper than replacing my 19 year old 48sx that is on its last legs, and far smaller in size :)

    When it comes to loyalty, for some of us the HP calculators are just like Apple Macs and iPhones.
     
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    A little under half the price of the real one and I can't even use it on standardized tests. No thanks.
     
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    I have 2 of the classic calculators, 10B and 17B II - both business calculators and the particular versions I have are no longer made. They were quite expensive when they were new but have provided me with years of great service. I'd never part with them. I wish HP would make a calculator app for these. I've carried them to every job I've had for the last 15 years.
     
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    I still have and use a 32 S; I could see paying $14.99 for the 15 C, but not $30!
     
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    This is just like Namco charging $10 for PacMan. HP recouped their R&D money on these calculators 30-40 years ago. How about adding some extra value to take advantage of the iPhone experience instead of just gouging.
     
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    I would really like to see the 16C as an app. It was the only (dedicated) programmer's calculator they ever made.

    There is, however, actually a free app out there that already emulates the 16C (very well so) but it requires jailbreak. It was actually already out before the app store was ever announced :)

    But if there was an official HP version I might use it instead.
     
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    HP 15c, one of the best RPN calcs ever made. I still have mine from school in the mid '80's. Still works like a charm.
     
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    Awesome for HP. Although the iPhone comes with a calculator, if an individual is used to using a specific layout of calculator, then they would want the same version on their phone. As a scientist/engineer myself, having an unfamiliar layout can slow speed by half, and this impacts productivity big time. It is necessary to have a layout that the individual is familiar with.

    I'm sure school kids would buy the graphing calculator or if HP or Texas Instruments began offering the TI-83 ... except, teachers will probably not allow the iPhone during an exam. So, in the end students will probably need to have a separate HP graphing calculator.

    BUT, for those of us that are no longer in school, this would be an excellent App. :):):)
    I use the scientific calculator that comes on the iPhone (landscape) all the time.
    It's extremely valuable to always be able to whip out a scientific calculator. :D
    Fortunately for me, the iPhone calculator is similar enough to the TI-30 that I don't need a separate App. However, I would be willing to pay $50 for a TI-Voyage200 graphing calculator App!!!!
     

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