Why is the mac app store so much more eensive than the ipad app store

Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by Stirolak123, Jan 24, 2011.

  1. Stirolak123 macrumors 6502

    Sep 12, 2010
    Why is it that mac or apple users are willing to pay $50 for mac app store games but the same people (most mac fans use their other products) wont buy a similar quality game for the same price on the ipad? Wasnt the ipad originally marketed as a computer like the macbook on the go? And most people use it as such for productivity and not for just music like an iPod? So why are the same users paying $50 for colonization, civilization or call of duty on the macbook but wont pay the same for dead space on the ipad?
  2. ctyhntr macrumors 6502


    Jul 21, 2010
    I'm sure its the same reason why software that list for 99 cents in the iPhone App Store goes for $9.99 for the iPad edition.
  3. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    The iPad was never marketed as a computer LIKE the macbook.
  4. qtx43 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 4, 2007
    You're assuming that goods are priced according to the value offered to the consumer. Or maybe, you're just now noticing that they're almost never priced that way. Typically pricing is set to maximize profits, and if profit goes below zero, you go out of business.

    And no, the iPad was originally marketed as a magical device (no sarcasm intended). I take that to mean it's a game changer, nothing at all like a "macbook on the go" or any other type of computer.

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