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

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    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.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. Nikh macrumors regular

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    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

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    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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