iMore show 359: Pictures of velvet clowns

Rene and Peter talk about John Carmack getting another job, the viability of 3D on mobile, metric madness, the Newton, and updating apps for iOS 7.

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-Id co-founder John Carmack joins VR headset maker Oculus VR as CTO - Latest metrics say Apple is either doomed by newbies, or poised to kill with pros - From MessagePad to iPad: 20 years on, the Newton's impact can still be felt 95% of developers surveyed say they're full steam ahead on iOS 7 updates - How to master iOS security: 5 simple ways to increase data protection and privacy



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EiC of iMore, EP of Mobile Nations, Apple analyst, co-host of Debug, Iterate, Vector, Review, and MacBreak Weekly podcasts. Cook, grappler, photon wrangler. Follow him on Twitter and Google+.

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iMore show 359: Pictures of velvet clowns


In response to the question of "will users pay for updated apps?" I would answer that I would have no problem paying the same amount I did originally for the app if it was updated. But, it would have to be a full update in the sense that it looks completely new and is a whole new experience (kind of how iOS 7 is to iOS 6). If the app just changes a few minor things that don't really befit the user experience, I will not find it worth upgrading. Bottom line, if I can tell that a lot of effort was put in by the developer than think they deserve to get paid for their time. iOS 7 is a free OS upgrade so if I have to pay for a few apps in order to enhance my experience then I will view it as paying for not only that app but in a way iOS 7 as well.

How they would charge for an upgraded twitter client without twitter seeing it as a new app and only giving the developer a 100,00 tokens?