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. Please Register or Log in to view images EDIT- As if to prove me wrong, Apple will not be charging for the update to iOS4. More info here.