Usually when iOS apps go on sale?

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  1. hajime macrumors 68030

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    Hi, I am a relatively new iPhone user. I want to buy more apps. Usually what month of the year do they go on sale? Is there a pattern?
     
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    Yep. Apple usually has apps that are on sale or are free on the featured page on the App Store. It's usually pretty easy to find the good deals.
     
  5. dwfaust macrumors 68040

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    Follow @9to5Toys on twitter... they have lots of "deal", but often advise when apps go on sale.
     
  6. howiest macrumors regular

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    You can also check MacNN for "App Deals" for both OS X & iOS. They seem to have a refreshed list daily, Monday thru Thursday. I've found quite a few good deals by checking there regularly.
     
  7. hajime thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Thanks. Just curious. Why only Monday to Thursday?
     
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    It seems they take weekends off, and for some reason I seem to recall that Friday had no new deals. Not sure though.
     
  9. GerritV, Mar 20, 2016
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    My place to check is AppShopper.
    As for a pattern, sometimes there seems to be one if you check the app's history.
    Sometimes I run into apps that never go on sale, ever. One can say that too is a pattern.
    And sometimes I see some traces of competition. Recently, when Hours 2 was released, Now Then went on sale briefly.

    In case you understand some Dutch, AppleTips also has a line-up of apps on sale.
     
  10. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

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    Appshopper for sure. Some apps go on deals around holidays, but most follow a random pattern, and some not at all.
     
  11. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    I also recommend AppShopper. Take advantage of the Wish List feature on the App Store too, just because it's easy to manage. It won't notify you or anything, but I usually kick stuff off the list as I get less interested in it.

    Lately there's been weekly deals listed in the bottom part of the App Store, stuff like IAPs in apps going on sale (like to unlock the full app, camera apps for example [Like Replay]), and some game deals.

    As for patterns - September, December, and January are the big ones. But there's always stuff during the year, and if you hang around places like MacRumors you'll hear about some of the outside promos developers get together and do.
     

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