Gotta buy'em all! (iPad app addiction!)

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Swampthing, May 3, 2010.

  1. Swampthing Suspended


    Mar 5, 2004
    Okay, so I am enjoying my new iPad 3G 64GB, but perhaps a little TOO much. I've already spend over $150 on upgraded apps/books/comics/magazines just in the past week! Everytime I see something new, I feel like a kid in a candy store now... "Oh, a new HI-RES version of the app... gotta buy it, gotta buy it!"

    Has anyone else been hypnotized into watching their wallet empty??
  2. Batt macrumors 65816


    Dec 17, 2007
    Syracuse, NY
    I think I've spent 3 bucks on paid apps, but I've been downloading free apps until my index finger bleeds.
  3. ThoseBackPages macrumors regular

    Apr 9, 2010
    New York
    I totally hear you!!!

    Im not spending super much in the app store, but im thinking of collecting all the accessories that apple puts out, which is probably a dumb idea LOL
  4. tacoshell macrumors regular

    Oct 9, 2008
    We are getting so many slots games it could be costing me more then just going to Vegas!
    But they kick arse on the iPad.
  5. anthonymoody macrumors 68020


    Aug 8, 2002
    I'm mostly in the free or 99 cents zone so far. Nothing super impressive at those prices other than good reader. With the other key apps I am probably up to around 100 bucks altogether....
  6. Mike777 macrumors member

    May 1, 2010
    So whats your impressions on these so-called "HD" versions guys? Are they any better or just scaled up?

    I don't mind paying twice for an app, but the upgraded version had better have great graphics :)
  7. LordOBoogie macrumors 6502a


    Jun 18, 2009
    I love Words with Friends HD. It is essentially a scaled up version, but it looks beautiful, and it makes it much easier to play the game.

    If anyone fancies a game, my user name is jfrowen.
  8. Friscohoya macrumors 6502a


    Jun 16, 2009
    Angry Birds and Cogs HD are both great! Cant stop playing them!
  9. GFLPraxis macrumors 604


    Mar 17, 2004
    I've only purchased one app, and am very cautious about making purchase on the app store.

    That said, I can't stop buying Marvel comics D: It's too easy, and they're only $1.99...I'm being nickel-and-dimed by that app. T_T
  10. Hammie macrumors 65816


    Mar 17, 2009
    Wash, DC Metro
    BTW, to the original poster, I don't think that I am quite that much (obvious denial, right? ;) ), but I have spent my share of time browsing the app store.

    I'm just waiting for some of my most used apps to get upgraded. Hopefully, they will be integrated and not fee based upgrades.

    I'm also finding that I use my iPhone less and less since I got my 64GB 3G version.
  11. ClaireL macrumors 6502a


    Apr 4, 2010
    New Jersey
    I don't have the bank that the OP obviously has so NO, I can't afford to buy any iPAD App/Game I feel like. I have to be very careful with what I buy. I have bought several itunes cards, I got about $50 some dollars in credit, so I am good for now.
  12. bunger macrumors 6502

    Mar 1, 2007
    I'm right there with you, though I don't think I have hit quite that much. So far:

    NFS Shift - $15
    Scrabble - $10
    N.O.V.A. HD - $7
    X-Plane 9 $10
    Geometry Wars - $10
    Early Edition - $5
    Pinball HD - $2
    And a handful of other smaller ones...

    Guess that puts me at about the $50-$75 level.

    And by the way, most of them look/play incredible!!
  13. iSingandiDance macrumors 6502a


    Apr 24, 2010
    I've found that iPhone games that I've already paid coin for work just as good as the iPad apps, so far.

    I keep an eye on PandorasBox and Appshopper so I can find free apps. I've learned all too well that a bulk of the apps I pay for go untouched or are difficult to play on such a small screen as my iPod Touch. And I don't like to just throw money away all willy nilly.
  14. MT0227 macrumors 6502

    Jun 16, 2009
    Ahhh...Just the user Steve and company were looking for...;) I'm up to about $50, but have about another $25 spent...just haven't downloaded them yet...:D
  15. iWannaBeAdored macrumors 6502


    Apr 25, 2010
  16. ZBoater macrumors G3


    Jul 2, 2007
    Sunny Florida
    I find the appstore navigation to be very poor. Specifically, I saw a review on Copilot HD which I searched for and found in the Navigation category (but I used the search function). Wanting to know what other navigation apps were available I then browsed by category, and Copilot was not one of the options?

    I wonder how many more apps I am missing out on because of this? :confused:
  17. AppEzzy macrumors regular

    Jan 7, 2010
    Asphalt 5 is pretty awesome. Going to download Angry birds and check that out tonight, heard a lot of good things about that one
  18. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    But to the initial HTML abused post, no I don't buy every app I see. After you've had an iPhone for years you suddenly find yourself being more selective (smart) about app purchases.

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