Yes, you read that headline right. According to a survey of developers conducted this week at Apple’s World Wide Developer Conference, and highlighted over at Apple Insider, many of the potential applications being developed for the iPhone will have an average cost of $3.00 or under — and many others may be completely free. The survey, conducted by Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster right after the Steve Jobs Keynote on Monday, revealed some other interesting information besides potential application pricing.
The survey also found that 50% of the developers plan on building applications only for the iPhone while the other 50% were going to make application for the iPhone, the iPod Touch, and for Macs as well. In addition, Munster found that many developers were also authoring what he called “Enterprise apps” as well as entertainment apps, location-based apps which take advantage of the iPhone’s GPS capabilities and video games.
According to Munster: “We see this as a positive indicator of the potential for Enterprise adoption of the iPhone. We found the average cost of iPhone apps on the App Store to be $2.29, with 71% being free.” So, if you love the iPhone or iPod Touch and plan on putting lots of applications on them, if the survey proves correct, this is good news for you.