The App Store Effect: Are iPhone Apps Headed for Oblivion?John Herrman10/16/09 11:40am1661EditInvite manuallyPromoteDismissUndismissHideGo to permalinkIt's uncanny. When known software gets repackaged for iPhones and iPod Touches and passes through the hallowed gates of the App Store, something happens: Almost invariably, it gets cheaper. Waaay cheaper. Good right? Well, not always.