Ira, $30.00 for a iphone app?
Any other ideas? 95% of apps there are free and rest are 2-5$ no?
Have you looked carefully at App Store prices — recently? There are more and more iOS apps in the $40 and $50 range and some are subscription based for anywhere from $5 to $10 or more a MONTH. The apps priced "Get" (often misleadingly Free) are often limited — sometimes VERY limited use with "in-app purchase(s)" required to get full functionality. I just downloaded a printing app today labeled "Get" and all it would do is print one three line demo
one time on one printer without a $4.99 in-app purchase of a "key". (Yes, I bought it because it was the most highly rated app of its type I found. The majority of games are free
with sometimes multitudinous "in-app purchases" for more that the most basic level of play or to get rid of the persistent ads that pop up every few minutes an you have to watch them for 15 to 30 seconds before game play can continue.
That said, the quality of today's iOS apps is a major step up in functionality, appearance, and production values from those old 99¢ apps that were once dominant. There are still some 99¢ to $5 games but if you look closely many of those remaining were last updated in 2015 or 2016. Apple removes apps that haven't been updated more recently than that and I suspect the vast majority of the remainder will disappear soon. Too often they are not even worth "FREE".