Yesterday, Realmac Software, the makers of the popular to-do app, Clear, announced that it was planning to release a new version of the Clear app for iOS 7. The catch? You’ll have to pay again to receive that upgrade. Other developers may well follow suit. So, we want to know: will you pay for your favourite apps (again) for them to get a more iOS 7-centric look?
Realmac doesn’t fully explain why it is releasing an entirely new app, but mentions that one factor is that Apple doesn’t offer upgrade pricing options within the App Store. That’s good for consumers, but bad news for developers, especially when major changes to the code base are required.
The upshot is that old version of Clear will work perfectly fine on iOS 7, but won’t get additional support moving forward. We’ll get more details on what improvements come with Clear for iOS 7 on 18 September. In the meantime, tell us: if this trend continues, are you willing to pay for iOS 7 app updates?