Free 3.0 Upgrade for iPod Touch purchased AFTER WWDC?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by PoitNarf, Jun 9, 2009.

  1. macrumors 65816

    PoitNarf

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    I just bought a Macbook Pro yesterday after the WWDC keynote and went with the free iPod Touch with my education discount. Since I purchased the iPod Touch after the 3.0 release announcement do you think that it will qualify for a free upgrade to 3.0 instead of the $9.99? I seem to recall a similar situation with iPod Touches purchased within a certain time frame of the 2.0 release but I can't remember for certain.
     
  2. macrumors regular

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    I wish I was still in school...

    My 15" PowerBook is still running like a champ though (knock on wood)!

    In regard to your question, I don't have any answer for you, but I wouldn't be surprised if you were still charged for the 3.0 update.
     
  3. macrumors regular

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    If you call and make a big deal about it I'm sure you could get them to do it for free. Not sure they'll ship with 3.0 though.
     
  4. macrumors member

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    I'm in the same boat. However, my friend's sister had ordered a MacBook a few days before WWDC and it took longer than it seemed it should have to ship. It turns out they held it until WWDC and then automatically upgraded it to a MacBook Pro and then cut the price. Perhaps the iPod touches will simply be held so they won't arrive before the 17th?
     
  5. macrumors 6502a

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    i don't think they will. i think 3.0 will ship with the 3rd gen. iPod Touches but you can call and ask
     
  6. macrumors 601

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    I would guess that the current model won't even ship with 3.0 as they went about it last year; it probably won't be preinstalled until new ones come out in September. If you whine/complain enough over the phone, though, they may credit you the fee if you get someone sympathetic to your cause on the line.
     
  7. macrumors 6502

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    I'm right there with you too. I will be buying a new 13'' macbook pro and then getting the free ipod touch for the back to school promotion. It would be nice to get 3.0 for free. Then again I might wait until after it comes out to buy it. Its not like they will run out of ipods or macbook pros. And I am not in that big of a hurry to get it yet.
     
  8. macrumors 6502

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    Can;t you just download the 3.0 fw somewhere and manually restore it in iTunes with the fw?
     

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