How much will apps cost? How many will be free?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by bollweevil, Mar 27, 2008.

  1. bollweevil macrumors 6502

    Feb 1, 2008
    I am opening the floor to wild speculation about how much applications for the iPhone will cost, if purchased through official channels. Do you think it will be a one-time fee, or a monthly subscription fee, or a mixture of both? How many apps do you think will be available for free through official channels?

    I am also wondering how easy it will be to pirate the iPhone apps. Will it be easier to pirate if the user has jailbroken their iPhone, or if they haven't? Will it be possible to purchase apps through official channels with a jailbroken iPhone? Does Apple build piracy protection into the iPhone and SDK? These questions are purely rooted in intellectual curiosity, and any answers are purely for entertainment purposes, I would never advocate breaching contracts or illegal activity.
  2. SFStateStudent macrumors 604


    Aug 28, 2007
    San Francisco California, USA
    My Gawd...

    could you put that in maybe a poll question?:eek:
  3. Flhusky macrumors 6502a


    Aug 28, 2007
    They will cost as little as US$0.01 and as much as 1 millllllon US$ or .50 Canadian dollars
    As for the # of free apps? If its on the iTunes store prob not many they need to recoup $99 US$ yearly fee some how. Be it via charging for the app or banner ads on their site when you need support.

    its an exciting time for iPhone users either way.
  4. domness macrumors 6502a


    Jan 14, 2008
    Sheffield, UK
    We will have to wait and see :) No one can give a correct answer now ;)
  5. jasko macrumors 6502


    Dec 26, 2006

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