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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,
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    Default 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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    thank god i'm not in law school lol xD

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    I should've thought of that one
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    Whoa. Id hate to have to buy this. Nothing in app form on an iphone could be worth $1000

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    these expensive apps always scare me... cuz im afraid one of my friends will buy it on my account as a joke lol
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    that's crazy

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.
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    Heck no! I rather spend a $1000 on something else. I could get all of this crap for less.
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    $1,000 ??? you can get it free from (Deleted)......
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    intense

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    I might buy that

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    You can tell the laweyers are trying to screw people out of their wallet and they are not even lawer yet.
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    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.
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    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)

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    For $1000 they will also give you a brand new ipod touch.

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