How will Apple distibute SDK apps?

Discussion in 'iPod touch Hacks' started by PlayWithTV, Feb 27, 2008.


How will Apple distribute SDK apps?

  1. They will have a set price (eg. $0.99 and perhaps a free app of the week).

    15 vote(s)
  2. They will let the developers decide(through iTunes).

    23 vote(s)
  3. They will let the developers decide (rom developer's site).

    3 vote(s)
  4. They will all be free.

    2 vote(s)
  1. PlayWithTV macrumors regular

    Sep 14, 2007
    There's been some debate on whether Apple will charge us for the apps or leave it up to the developers. What do you think?

    Also would you just stay with a jailbroken iPod touch if they do charge?
  2. ibookman321 macrumors member

    Nov 17, 2007
    i dont have a ipod touch/iphone but i still think the developers will decide throught itunes!
  3. PMB macrumors 65816


    Nov 7, 2007
    New York
    im pretty shure this has been covered in appls SDK summery....
    Where, i cant seam to find...
  4. Four20 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 22, 2007
    yes, it will be through itunes. much like the podcasts/videos/music section. . .there will be a new apps section
  5. Rhinestorm macrumors member

    Feb 4, 2008
    I'd stay jailbroken if they charge money for apps.
  6. Ferb 101 macrumors member

    Feb 23, 2008
    haha same here :D

    i dont want to waste more money than already
  7. jacktiernan macrumors regular

    Sep 3, 2007
    Vic, Australia
    Whatever it is, they won't be 99c!

    More like 4.99 or 7.99 i reckon
  8. jbarr macrumors regular

    Feb 17, 2008
    My guess is that they will be distributed exclusively through iTunes, and that the price will be up to the developer. But I also guess that Apple may either require a "listing fee" or will tack on a percentage (after all, Apple has to get its cut) so it is unclear as to if we will ever see "free" applications.
  9. tacofreak macrumors member

    Feb 28, 2008
    Well, There is a folder within the itunes folder that says Mobile Applications (If you have the January Software Upgrade) and I think that Apple may give you links to sites that have the Apps and then have you put it in that folder.The links I think may be similar to the layout..

    And IDK about the buying apps thing.....thinking that most people like Jailbreak makers will have the SDK then distribute the apps on their site.

    Just an Idea to put in your heads:p
  10. bosxe macrumors member


    Jan 28, 2008
    I believe they will leave it up to the developers. However, I could see them charging to download any apps that are made by apple themselves, which will also most likely be the best apps.
  11. tacofreak macrumors member

    Feb 28, 2008
    Eh,Maybe Apple will have you subscribe to something and let you have unlimited downloads?
  12. ibookman321 macrumors member

    Nov 17, 2007
    when i get a iphone/ipod touch i will to!
  13. tacofreak macrumors member

    Feb 28, 2008
    Im pretty sure i have the best idea of whats going to happen...

    1)Apples going to "approve apps" which means hell to the no with summerboard and NES emulators and other stuff like that that makes  mad

    2) Apples going to rake money in and make sure you have to pay for apps trough iTunes

    3) Make the SDK only for apple users and beta for everyone else.......which means no putting good things like the apps from jailbreak...

    I suggest jailbreaking and then see if the SDK is worth it and if  stops money pounding everyone........thats all I have to say...peace:eek:

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