iOS 4.0 Regarding iPhone OS 4.0 Pricing

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  1. _JKK_

    _JKK_ Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Historically, major updates (x.0) are free for iPhone users, and cost money for iPod touch users.

    iPod touch users have had to pay $9.95 in the past for the newer firmware. There is no reason to believe it will be any more, or any less this time around. Any talk of getting the firmware for free will result in punishment, since it is a form of piracy.

    iPhone users get the firmware for 'free,' but only because they pay monthly to AT&T, and AT&T gives some of that money to Apple.

    Any talk about getting the firmware illegally (before or after the final version is released to the public) will result in a ban.

    Feel free to discuss the pricing here, but please do not post more threads about this topic.

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    EDIT- As if to prove me wrong, Apple will not be charging for the update to iOS4. More info here.
  2. MrDodi

    MrDodi Active Member

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    Dont forget T-Mobile in germany

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    _JKK_ Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Yeah, the specific carriers to their countries. But it's all the same.
  4. SoBe

    SoBe Banned

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    You can use T-Mobile in Germany with an iPhone?
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    MrDodi Active Member

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    T-Mobile is the exclusive iPhone seller in Germany , just like AT&T is.
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    Orange (owned by France Télécom) and T-Mobile (owned by Deutsche Telekom, yes it's Europe company) are largest international iPhone providers, both have exclusive deals in there home countries

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    Apple pretty much prefers major local country operators (like AT&T), for example in UK O2 owned by British Telecommunications insted of foreign (there) T-Mobile.

    BTW in some countries Apple is forced to sell unlocked iPhones by local law
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    Does this mean that Apple will have to sign 3.1.3 and 4.0 restores? Otherwise if they don't then they would be forcing the user to update to 4.0, and pay the fee.
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    $9.95 I believe.
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    Jarlath Retired Moderator

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    If you haven't purchased an update, Apple will keep you on the last-available version. At least, that's how it's operated up until this point - when 3.0 showed up, users who didn't buy 3.0 were stuck on 2.2.1; at that point, firmware signing didn't exist. We'll see how it is managed with 4.0 and on.
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    If they do permanently sign 3.1.3 then I would rather have a 3.1.3 jailbreak than a 4.0 jailbreak because apple will simple patch the jb with something like 4.0.1 or 4.1. Then users who update to the new versions will not be able to jailbreak anymore; however if you release a jb for 3.1.3 then it will be forever jailbroken.

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