Last August, “I am Rich” App was launched at Apple iPhone Store priced at $999.99 and all it did was show the image of a Gem. There is another $999.99 iPhone App this year which might actually be worth the price called BarMax.

$1000 iPhone App: Is BarMax worth the price?

BarMax is 1GB+ iPhone App available at iPhone’s App Store for $999.99. It is a study guide for the California Bar Exam. BarMax includes:

  • Outlines & audio lectures for all 12 subjects
  • Email support (live contact with Harvard-educated lawyers)
  • Skeleton outlines for note taking
  • 1,371 real practice MBE questions from previous exams categorized by subject
  • Over 1,000 flashcards categorized by subject
  • 102 real practice CA essay questions with sample answers
  • 18 real practice CA performance tests with sample answers

Plus more…

  • Welcome packet with all the materials in MS Word format and hard copy printout option
  • Lifetime access to the app and course materials once you purchase
  • Great tips and tricks on how to perform on exam day and structure your studying
  • Full calendar to make tackling exam prep a breeze—just follow the calendar and you will be prepared
  • Review includes: Constitutional Law, Contracts, Crimes, Evidence, Real Property, Torts, Remedies, Professional Responsibility, Civil Procedure, Business Associations (Corporations, Agency & Partnership), Trusts & Wills, and Community Property

$1000 iPhone App: Is BarMax worth the price?


Mike Ghaffary came up with the idea when he himself was preparing for the bar exam. He could not believe BarBri charged the $4,000 to send him an iPod with audio notes on it, and that there was no real competition in the space. So he got in touch with some successful iPhone app developers in Los Angeles, as well as some fellow Harvard Law graduates to create the app. Ghaffary, who is the director of business development at TrialPay by day, is serving as an advisor now to the team.

How this app sells will be interesting to say the least. Ghaffary confirmed that it is the most expensive app in the App Store, surpassing a home security app that sells for $899. Many iPhone developers have complained about a race to the bottom for app prices, but a few have tried to sell more expensive applications, such as Wolfram Alpha. But that $50 app doesn’t really give you anything you can’t get on its website, it just dresses the data up to look nicer on the iPhone. BarMax CA, again, is attempting to save law students thousands of dollars. It’s a good experiment, if nothing else.

Ghaffary notes that while Apple was extra careful in checking BarExam CA out due to the high price, they had no problems getting it approved, and Apple generally seemed pleased with the idea.Source:


But is the $1000 price tag worth it? Review, comments, etc. welcome!