MediaBistro has an interesting article about Mobile App prices and how the argument continually rages on about what is an appropriate price for an app these days.
Back in the Pocket PC days of old, an app usually cost $20 and was the standard price across the board. Nowadays, people are raging about the price of iPad apps being $9.99 to $14.99 which is most likely a result of the cheaper prices of iPhone apps. According to the article, they believe that there are two camps: One that thinks all apps should be free and another camp that believes the pricing should be right along side the current iPhone range.
Which camp you fit on does form your opinion on the matter and it’s hard to say whether or not the pricing will change on the iPad because these opinions are irrelevant unless they come from actual iPad owners. App value is a huge factor in the discussion and apps should be priced accordingly. If I use an app every day for several years, it’s probably worth a lot of money as opposed to an app that I only use once. The argument is all relative to the usability, because that is what counts most.