Any point in buying any more apps before 3.0

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by kevingaffney, Apr 19, 2009.

  1. kevingaffney macrumors 6502a

    Aug 17, 2008
    It seems to me the quality of apps will improve greatly with the new features available in 3.0. Also many others will become obsolete, for example ones that allow landscape texting. Hardly seems much point in spending cash on apps for the next few weeks
  2. weeman macrumors 6502

    May 6, 2007
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    Developers can just update their apps to incorporate new features introduced in 3.0
  3. Jeremy1026 macrumors 68020


    Nov 3, 2007
    Then don't buy apps that provide the functionality of 3.0. There is no reason to stop buying ALL apps.
  4. DreamPod macrumors 65816


    Mar 15, 2008
    As a developer, I disagree, for the most part. The new features in 3.0 aren't for improving quality - most of them don't really work for adding new features to old apps. Instead they are mostly for allowing the creation of new apps that couldn't be made before. And the new features that could be added to old apps...other than instant messaging and the server-push, they are too complicated, most developers won't go back to their older projects and add them; the effort wouldn't be worth it.

    If you are talking about cut and paste, that's just going to work, all apps you already have that use text boxes will just let you cut and paste, no new updates or apps required.
  5. akacaj macrumors regular


    Dec 21, 2008
    If you are buying apps just for the sake of buying them then there is no reason to stop. You can continue doing the same when 3.0 becomes available. If however you are buying apps because you need them then you should probably buy them for the sake of fulfilling your need.

    3.0 does not change that at all. If an existing app benefits from 3.0 features then you can bet that developers will incorporate those features.

    As a developer I look at an app as a property. I will continue making improvements to my apps to raise the value of my property. If in the future I think my app is worth more money I will raise the price. Existing users who purchase my app invest in my property and in return benefit from the additional features long term at no additional cost. Existing users also help me spread the word when new features are added. New users will have to pay the new price and they too benefit as new features are added.
  6. dacreativeguy macrumors 68020

    Jan 27, 2007
    Well here is a question. Will developers see the 3.0 milestone as an opportunity to sell paid upgrades? I don't think the app store has a facility for this, so they would release a 'new' app and stop upgrading the old app.
  7. akacaj macrumors regular


    Dec 21, 2008
    Well what makes an app old? am I missing something here? There are millions of iPhone users out there. It is much harder to start from scratch then to sell an existing app. If I ever get to the point where I think there are no more iPhone users that I can sell my apps to then I will be rich and stop making apps all-together.

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