iPad apps priced: Double iPhone costs on average?
iPhone and iPod touch owners know how easy it can be to rack up a sizeable bill after going for a spree in the App Store, but according to some early calculations the iPad could leave you significantly out of pocket. After a video showing the iPad App Store was published, The Consumerist whipped out their calculator and found that buying iPad-specific versions of software would cost $53, whereas on the iPhone the original titles came to just $27.
For example, Flight Control HD – the original of which costs $0.99 on the iPhone – is $4.99 on the iPad, while Fieldrunners for iPad is $7.99, versus the original at $2.99 on the iPhone. Both Real Racing HD and Brushes – iPad Edition jump from $4.99 to $9.99. There are also prices for iPad apps with no iPhone equivalent, and they don’t come cheap either: OmniGraphSketcher is $14.99 while OmniGraffle is a whopping $49.99 (half the price of the full OS X version).
Of course, Apple aren’t making anyone buy apps for their iPad, and users can merrily pay the initial sticker price and then spend no more – as long as they’re happy with the core software Apple pre-load. Still, we can imagine users will be closely examining the differences between old favorites and new, iPad-specific versions to see whether the changes amount to much more than accommodating the bigger, 9.7-inch display.http://www.vimeo.com/10507306