With the impending release of the iPad, developers are starting to talk about increasing the price point of apps. With the added real estate available on the iPad, there is an opportunity to pack in more features that can deliver desktop quality applications to the iPad. This of course will affect pricing across the board, especially for interactive applications.A couple of other factors to consider… There is increase in perceived and utility value, even if iPhone apps are modestly altered for fit the iPad. This will help legitimize the You can look at the eBook market for this
How will this affect the app store economy?
Will this fuel an even greater demand for mobile developers?
My prediction is that developers will find a market that supports the following prices…
- utility apps will be $4.99.
- Games will be $9.99.
- eBooks will be $14.99.
iPhone developers are working on Apple has already set the bar with their products at $9.99 a pop