If we are paying for software now, then what is the future like?

Discussion in 'iPod touch Firmware 1.1.3 Discussions' started by Altair, Jan 17, 2008.

  1. Altair

    Altair New Member

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    If Apple are charging users $20 for the Jan update, then what happens when Apple release more software for the Touch. Because I would be pissed on an almighty level if I pay for the upgrade and then having to pay again in another month or so. So will Apple charge users AGAIN for software in the future?
  2. sct_nh

    sct_nh New Member

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    um..yes...
    pretty obvious
  3. Jodymitoma

    Jodymitoma New Member

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    You will most likely get firmware updates (not apps or widgets), for free, but any apps/widgets they come out with personally will cost you.

    Basically the same goes with the SDK for other programmers as does with Apple Inc. You 'll pay for Apple's apps, and pay for programmers apps as well.
  4. KimNeilJung

    KimNeilJung New Member

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    The future's songs bright I'gotta wear shades.
    Good question. The answer is most certainly a big whopping "yes". W
    Apple is probably only the first company of many to take this route.
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    Evalocity7 New Member

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    Meh, I'll just wait for someone to buy the apps/widgets and make it available for iPod Touch's. I am definantly not buying anything...I think they should keep track of the people who bought 1.1.2 firmware and earlier iPod Touch's and give them the future apps/widgets for free for being loyal customers and supporting their product early on the market.
  6. Altair

    Altair New Member

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    Yes that means they will be the first company. Take the Sony PSP for example, that has some fantastic features with more being planned and released. I can't believe Apple would do this.
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    ollie77 New Member

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    They're just firmware updates not applications, you still have to buy the games to play on your PSP...
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    emjoi New Member

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    Well of course it is going to become another iTunes revenue stream.
    The whole history of iPods has shown that Apple keeps a tight control and makes sure you pay for everything and Apple gets it's cut of the profits.

    Free apps, or even apps bought from a third party do nothing for Apple.
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    Storm Surge New Member

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    you are wrong Sony gives updates that are littered with features. Sony plans on releasing Skype for free. Recently a free update allowed internet radio. Ps3 also gets updates enabling divx playback, and home is set to release, all free.

    Apple would have charged
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    robertandenith New Member

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    the same as always be... I have paid for software updates all my life including when I used to own PC like upgrading from Windows 98 to Millenium, then from Millenium to XP.... Technology changes all the time and the geniouses behind them need to get paid

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