“For people who had been waiting since January to watch TV on their iPhones, price doesn’t seem to have been an object,” Philip Elmer-DeWitt reports for Fortune.
“Within a day of its release Wednesday, SlingPlayer Mobile for the iPhone had shot to the No. 10 spot on Apple’s closely watched Top Paid Apps list,” Elmer-DeWitt reports.
“The $29.99 program, which connects wirelessly with Sling Media’s Slingbox Internet video streaming set top box to display TV programming onto the screens of iPhones and iPod touches, is the most expensive application to have ever climbed that high,” Elmer-DeWitt reports. “By Friday, SlingPlayer had dropped to No. 12, but it was still the only app in the top 100 bestsellers listed for more than $9.99.”
“The most expensive item in the store, by far, is Lextech Labs’ iRa Pro, an $899.99 application that simultaneously displays live video feeds from up to 6 security cameras,” Elmer-DeWitt reports. “Apparently its users find iRa Pro worth the price. Six of its seven reviewers gave it either four stars or five.”
Full article, “Pushing the App Store price envelope,” here.