Most Expensive apps

Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by Tulani, Mar 22, 2015.

  1. Tulani macrumors 6502a


    Dec 6, 2012
  2. LadyX macrumors 68020


    Mar 4, 2012
    Don't have any and never heard of any of these apps. That said, I would never ever waste that much money on a mobile app. That's crazy.
  3. takeshi74, Mar 23, 2015
    Last edited: Mar 23, 2015

    takeshi74 macrumors 601

    Feb 9, 2011
    Worth, waste, etc are subjective. What's really crazy is assuming them to be universal matters. I agree that many do seem to offer little for the price but as the Giz article states:
    For their intended audiences these could be useful tools. They would be a waste for me.
  4. roadbloc macrumors G3


    Aug 24, 2009
    I wonder how many TouchChat users there are out there.
  5. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

    Jessica Lares

    Oct 31, 2009
    Near Dallas, Texas, USA
    There are also a few different editions of some of these.

    Think it's unfair to focus on the price and not the quality of these apps though. There are a lot of good $20-50 apps in the store.

    And it must be a slow news time as these are also apps that have been around for years.
  6. Anonymous Freak macrumors 603

    Anonymous Freak

    Dec 12, 2002
    In a proper capitalist market, supply and demand determine the price of something. For apps, "supply" has a near-zero marginal cost (aka: once the product is complete, delivering one copy costs basically the same as delivering 10,000 copies.) So it's all about demand. The vast majority of the "expensive" apps are apps for a very limited market - but a market which is more than willing to pay the price. Apps for things like CAD, medical reference, and other uses where the price is a drop in the bucket compared to other methods of getting the same functionality.

    Then there are the "show off" apps - the apps that are essentially pointless, other than that they cost a lot of money. They are literally there solely so someone can say "I spent $1000 on an iPhone app!" It would surprise me if any of those apps have even a single "real" sale.
  7. Tulani thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Dec 6, 2012
  8. Aabby macrumors newbie


    Aug 16, 2012
    Would like to see one of the apps user comment here.
  9. WeatherMate macrumors member

    Mar 17, 2015
    san francisco, california
    Honestly speaking, haven't used any one of them and would be quite amazed if anyone ever did!!! Just too expensive!!!
  10. amporas macrumors newbie


    Mar 24, 2015
    The G-Map one is just cracking me up. It's so similar to Google Maps or Maps or anything of the sort that's free and preloaded! What a joke!
  11. JackieInCo Suspended

    Jul 18, 2013
    I use to own that GMap app but way before it got to be that expensive. I think it was $29 back then when map apps first became available in the app store. After a year, I think they became greedy and pulled the app and came out with a new one that forced people to have to buy it if they wanted to update.

    Now I just use whatever is included on the phone I am using, Android or iPhone.
  12. JuryDuty macrumors 6502


    Sep 22, 2014
    I've not heard of any of these. I could see an app being worth that much if it's truly unique, truly useful, and aimed at the business market.
  13. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

    Jessica Lares

    Oct 31, 2009
    Near Dallas, Texas, USA
    I don't see a problem with paying for a very good polished ad-free maps app if you don't want to use Apple Maps. Feel the same way about weather apps. And pretty much everything else. I didn't buy the then top-of-the-line smartphone with the biggest then storage option just to stuff it with ad ridden apps and services. Same thing goes for the iPad.

    But in all seriousness, my budget is no more than $49.99. You'd have to really wow me to get me to pay $100+ on an app. A lot of the apps I use come with manuals, are extendable, etc.
  14. Traverse macrumors 604


    Mar 11, 2013
    I'd rather pay a premium for a good app. Apps like Duet Display I would have paid double for, but you'd have to really show me something great for me to pay more than $20 for an iOS. I'm willing to do it if I know it's great, but too many mobile apps disappoint.

    I remember I paid $20 for The World Ends With You which never worked on iOS 8 and is now pulled from the App Store. :(
  15. mrex macrumors 68030


    Jul 16, 2014
    i wont pay more than 10 euros. Yesterday i bought a bundled three apps for 19,99 euros though... having android and ios, it seems to be that devs charge more for ios apps and put more in-app purchaces than in android. for example I have same app in android and ios, in android i dont need to pay for extra skins/layouts but in ios all extra skins/layout are separately sold...

    what is crazy is the appstore policy to allow dev changing the app price daily. ridiculous! for example:
  16. Abazigal macrumors G3


    Jul 18, 2011
    Never heard of any of those apps.

    The most expensive I saw was omnifocus for iPad. Can't remember if it was $40 or $50, but there are people who swear by them.
  17. Toltepeceno Suspended


    Jul 17, 2012
    SMT, Edo MX, MX
    I noticed the same thing when switching over to ios.

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