Getting Touch soon, I have a question about updates

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  1. turk99

    turk99 New Member

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    I'll be getting a Touch soon. I remember back in the spring there being a big blowup about iPod Touch users having to pay for an updates.

    Two questions....do they still charge?

    and, if you wait long enough, do they ship out of the factory w/ the latest updats?
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    Yep and yep. But what's the problem? It's only 10 bucks for heavens sake. Hardly a bank ruptcy situation is it.
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    well, i'm new to the whole "pay for updates", so it's a little odd. but that makes me think of a third question.

    Say update 2.2 comes out, i don't buy it, and then 2.3 comes out, and it has enough changes that i want to buy it. would 2.3 include all the updates from 2.2?
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    kevin1st Well-Known Member

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    u would only pay for 3.0 4.0 ect. the the x.1-x.9 would be free.
    ex 1.1 to 1.2 was free. 1.1 to 2.0 was $10
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    That is irritating on the same level as most microsoft moneygrubbing tactics.

    One would think that after dropping a few hundred dollars for one of their products, Apple would have the good grace to give updates for free. After all, they do for the most part fix problems.

    I just think it's dumb to pay for a product, and then continue to pay a few more times just so it works (more) properly. =\
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    rafarquhar New Member

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    I agree with this. Or maybe I'm just cheap.

    But yes. Only really big updates cost money. 2.2, for example, was free.
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    kevin1st Well-Known Member

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    its not so it works more properly. those r free. hte huge innovations like appstore cost u $$$$$
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    True to a certain extent but 2.0 also included bug fixes and you couldn't choose to just take the free bug fixes.
  9. mapleleafmenace

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    It's not being cheap in this case. It's being financially ethical.

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    Even the app store. Let's break this down...

    The app store allows you to BUY apps

    so you PAY money just for the...what, the "privilege" to BUY more things?

    Not that I'm going to be passing up the good ol' app store, mind you. I just think it's a little shady.
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    skipping 2.1 and going from 2.0 to 2.2 is like going from windows 2000 to vista. it makes no difference if you try windows XP in between

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    but besides, if you have 2.0 you get the 2.1 and 2.2 upgrades for free. at least so far, if your firmware starts with 2 you get all the newer updates free.

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