Has anyone else noticed that many iPad apps and games are not just slightly, but tremendously more expensive than their iPhone equivalents? I don't think the fact that the iPad has a bigger screen suddenly justifies all the 5-fold price increases I've been seeing. Apps went from $0.99, $1.99, and $2.99 to $4.99, $9.99, and $14.99.
I see the same thing with "HD" TV shows for $2.99 or movie rentals at $4.99 (or download for $14.99 or more). Time Magazine ($5 an issue), or the Wall Street Journal ($20 a month). Not to mention e-books at $14.99. It seems to me that app developers and content providers think that everyone who bought an iPad is rich and doesn't care about prices anymore. Yes, the iPad is cool, but I didn't suddenly decide I have money to burn instead of watching TV for free, renting a movie for $1 through RedBox, reading the WSJ online for free, or buying a paperback for $7.
Obviously, some people will think the prices are reasonable, but they are (generally speaking) too high for my tastes and pocketbook. I firmly believe that they would make more money selling 4x the content at 1/2 the price. For a buck or two, I'd digitally "rent" a movie and watch it on the iPad. But not if you're going to charge me 5x what it costs to get it at Redbox, or almost a full month's Netflix subscription.
Just my opinion....