In-app Purchases in OS X Lion Mac App Store

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Bendy Walker, Jun 12, 2011.

  1. Bendy Walker macrumors regular

    Bendy Walker

    Jan 29, 2008
    Manchester, UK
    With the announcement of in-app purchases in the OS X Lion Mac App Store, do we think that Apple is going to start charging for app upgrades such as the iWork or iLife applications? I want to buy Pages now, but I'm afraid that they're going to release a paid upgrade to Pages alongside the release of Lion.

  2. Nikh macrumors regular

    Jun 15, 2010
    At the moment all updates are free, and actually there is no way to get money for update via in-app purchases.
    And the same situation is for iOS applications.
    They will focus on getting money for iCloud, I assume, not for updates.
  3. john1620b macrumors member

    Apr 29, 2009
    I think it's unlikely they'll start charging for minor updates, and they already charge full price for major updates, so I don't see it changing anything. Hopefully the in-app purchasing won't turn into a tide of charges for tiny extras (like on a lot of iOS applications), and developers will use it more for software upgrade discounts.

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