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  • Another $1,000 App Hits The App Store


    Since when has the App Store become a high-end boutique for pricey applications that most of us can't afford? Although the App Store is far from dominated by exorbitant apps, a lot of people are talking about the latest pricey addition to the App Store. And unless you're an aspiring barrister, you might not have a need for this particular app and the price tag that accompanies it.

    From Maximum PC:

    Remember when those eight saps paid $1,000 on a useless iPhone app called I Am Rich? As it turns out, that's the highest Apple allows developers to charge through the App Store, and nearly two years later, another $1,000 app has emerged, one that might actually be worth it.
    The target audience for the app in question - known as BarMax CA - would be law students working diligently to prepare for the bar exam. Although freshly graduated lawyers will likely earn a pretty penny in their future, the cost of law school won't allow too many students to cough up an extra $1,000 for this app, despite how it's being billed as a nice supplement or replacement for other bar-prepping procedures.

    Even still, $1,000 is a lot of scratch to pay for an iPhone app, but only a fraction of the $3,000 to $4,000 would-be test takers are used to shelling out for this type of test prep through BarBri.
    If you're concerned that the app is full of style and light on substance, you're wrong in that department. BarMax CA comes replete with more than 1GB worth of prep work, thousands of pages of documents, and hundreds of hours of preparatory audio clips for your studying pleasure.

    As it stands, BarMax CA is the most expensive app in the App Store, a distinction previously held by a home security app that sells for $899.
    In case you're wondering, it was a group of Harvard lawyers who came up with the idea for BarMax, which was designed by "top iPhone developers" in order to produce what is being billed as the "only complete bar exam prep solution available for purchase in the iPhone App Store.

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    This article was originally published in forum thread: Another $1,000 App Hits The App Store started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 44 Comments
    1. ommak's Avatar
      ommak -
      thank god i'm not in law school lol xD
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      I should've thought of that one
    1. brianlg's Avatar
      brianlg -
      Whoa. Id hate to have to buy this. Nothing in app form on an iphone could be worth $1000
    1. battlecrushr's Avatar
      battlecrushr -
      Wow
    1. xwinger's Avatar
      xwinger -
      these expensive apps always scare me... cuz im afraid one of my friends will buy it on my account as a joke lol
    1. adsonjustin's Avatar
      adsonjustin -
      that's crazy
    1. n00neimp0rtant's Avatar
      n00neimp0rtant -
      I'm not sure if this scores a point for law or a point for anarchy...but it definitely gets you no points for your bank account.
    1. ukoda's Avatar
      ukoda -
      Do I get a discount of I buy 2 copies? Actually I surprised there is not more apps in this price range when you consider many Micro$oft products get close to that cost for commodity software products.
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      I will say this, As much as I am against pirating and stealing of apps, it is the Apps with the high price tags such as this one that keep the pirates alive. I can definitely understand someone not wanting to pay for this, especially college students.
    1. awesomeSlayer's Avatar
      awesomeSlayer -
      Heck no! I rather spend a $1000 on something else. I could get all of this crap for less.
    1. romeo_herman's Avatar
      romeo_herman -
      $1,000 ??? you can get it free from (Deleted)......
    1. rhekt's Avatar
      rhekt -
      just another day in the neighborhood....another day in the neighborhood....wont you be mine.....[*taking off shoes switching to slippers*]...living in the land of make believe here.
    1. tudtran's Avatar
      tudtran -
      ?????????
    1. rockjohn's Avatar
      rockjohn -
      intense
    1. hackint0uch's Avatar
      hackint0uch -
      I might buy that
    1. integra93_4's Avatar
      integra93_4 -
      You can tell the laweyers are trying to screw people out of their wallet and they are not even lawer yet.
      Integra93_4 -
    1. GenesisDH's Avatar
      GenesisDH -
      Actually, this isn't bad for the price. Most actual law software and study tools costs in the several hundred range, not too mention the actual law classes which can run in the thousands.
    1. youngbrammer's Avatar
      youngbrammer -
      Quote Originally Posted by n00neimp0rtant View Post
      I'm not sure if this scores a point for law or a point for anarchy...but it definitely gets you no points for your bank account.
      Well, it would score points for your bank acc't if you have a credit card gets points everytime you buy stuff (but that's your cc, not ba)
    1. ianbroste's Avatar
      ianbroste -
      For $1000 they will also give you a brand new ipod touch.
    1. battlecrushr's Avatar
      battlecrushr -
      Nah like 5 ipods