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macrumors 68030
Sep 21, 2009
I don’t see the need for having set price points. Just let it be an empty box and the dev set the price they want even if it is 1 cent or 2.97 dollars.


macrumors Core
Nov 14, 2011
Outside of games is anyone still selling apps for a fixed price? I thought most things were subscriptions now.


macrumors G3
Sep 8, 2002
The Netherlands
All kinds of enterprise stuff.
Not sure those hugely expensive single-license apps should be made available on the public App Store, but better be in-house apps.
If a single license costs 10K, then a customer with 3000 employees will probably not use VPP to purchase that but do a deal with that developer.


macrumors 604
Jul 29, 2011
What’s going to cost $10,000?
Something semi-bespoke that:

* Took several person-years of work to develop
* Is only of interest to a few customers working in a specialist niche so will only sell in small numbers...
* ...but can save those customers more than $10k in time or expenses.

(E.g. any bit of software that could replace a $100,000 bit of specialist equipment).

Bear in mind that a developer would normally deal with such customers directly, but it's a pain in the neck to distribute software for iDevices other than via the App store.

Oh, and scams, too - of course. But only respectable scams from respectable companies like those who charge $$$ for their logo printed on a cheap sweatshop T-shirt and then expect the authorities to deal with the resulting plague of counterfeiters.
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