3.0 Upgrade On Newly Purchased Touch

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by chantman, Jul 9, 2009.

  1. chantman macrumors newbie

    Apr 13, 2006
    Hi All,

    Today my friend bought an iPod Touch from WalMart. When he plugged it into his computer and brought up iTunes, it said he would be charged the $10.00 fee to upgrade. Is there a way to get the fee waived, since he purchased the Touch after 3.0 came out?


  2. Eraserhead macrumors G4


    Nov 3, 2005
  3. agkm800 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 18, 2009
    There is no way to go around. I just bought mine too and I am not upgrading to 3.0 because I will be upgrading to the new iPod Touch 3G in Sept/Oct.
  4. MAC~n~Cheese macrumors newbie

    Jun 20, 2009
    Doubtful. If you/he does call Apple and gets it waived, please post back. I just got my new ipod touch w/ my macbook about a week and a half ago. From my understanding, none of the new ipod touches that are being sold/shipped come with 3.0 preinstalled. It's still $10 for every update.

    Needless to say, I haven't upgraded yet either b/c i dont wanna have to pay more for the most recent update when i just got my ipod. But, i suppose that's how it works ... and they're Apple, they can do what they want. :p
  5. old-wiz macrumors G3

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    Same thing happened last year when 2.0 came out. You only get it on new gen iPods after the release, which will be sept/oct.

    They won't give you a free upgrade.
  6. Twe Foju macrumors 6502

    Twe Foju

    Dec 20, 2007
    yeah same case.. i bought an iPod Touch yesterday ( knowing that it's still not 3.0 )

    and i was wondering the same thing if i should waive Apple to give me free update since i bought it after 3.0 update is out

    but after reading this thread, i think ill just pay $10 and get a new one on Oct

    so you guys sure Apple wont give us free updates to 3.0 even if we buy the iPod after the release of 3.0?
  7. Dale Sorel macrumors 6502a

    Dale Sorel

    Jan 12, 2003
    Not a chance :rolleyes:
  8. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604


    Jul 4, 2008
    Silicon Valley
    Then you'd be wasting $300 instead of $10. Why buy two iPod touches just to get the 3.0 software update? That's not smart.
  9. Chundles macrumors G4


    Jul 4, 2005
    3.0 is a paid upgrade for ALL iPod touches, regardless of when it was purchased.

    In September (I presume September because it's been that way for years) when the iPod touch gets revved it will come with 3.whatever pre-installed.

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