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ImNoSuperMan

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Dec 1, 2005
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20$ hmmm. Not really a great move by Apple. But it`s just 20 bucks in the end. So no need for any whining. Better than having to jailbreak just for these apps.
 
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appleii2mac

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May 23, 2007
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Maybe the $20 price is for Sarbanes Oxley related accounting, like the 802.11n update.
 
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safetyobc

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Sep 6, 2007
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Again, Apple screws the early adopters.

$20 isn't bad, but still. It's the principle that "new" iPod Touches will include the update.

Still, I'll buy it for my Touch.
 
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Intarweb

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May 30, 2007
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Yay, a necessary firmware upgrade disguised as a $20 app upgrade package. Way to go Apple. :rolleyes:
 
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aviationwiz

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Apr 2, 2005
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$20 for this update? I thought it was a joke at first. Can't you just jailbreak an iPod touch and add all those apps to it for free? Sometimes Apple just doesn't make any sense.
 
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nuzreq

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Jun 23, 2003
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So, if I buy a new iPod Touch today from Amazon and it doesn't include the new software will I have to fork over $20? Or will I be able to get it for free when I register the device?
 
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Jschultz

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Mar 14, 2005
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Chicago, IL
So, if I buy a new iPod Touch today from Amazon and it doesn't include the new software will I have to fork over $20? Or will I be able to get it for free when I register the device?

I wonder the same thing. I bought a touch yesterday afternoon. Sheesh.:(
 
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pacohaas

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Jan 24, 2006
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Will there be two firmware versions from here on out for those who don't pony up the $20?
 
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mandoman

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Nov 8, 2005
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Has mail now, that's great. Now I just need a cisco
vpn client (altogether possible with an SDK coming soon)
and a storage bump and I'll be all over the touch.
 
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Otaviano

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Nov 22, 2007
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Apple is just plain greedy. I wish they would stop doing these things. God bless piracy, I'm sure the official firmware update will be online shortly.
 
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samh004

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Mar 1, 2004
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As bad as this is that it costs to get these new apps, you have to remember Apple was never going to release them for free in the first place. They're only adding it as an option now because so many people are having to resort to jailbreaking just because those apps are useful.

If they'd originally released the iPod touch with these apps the fear was it would eat away at iPhone sales, and even though Steve said there were 4 million iPhone sales, he didn't say how many iPod touch sales there were.

I'm actually pleased that this update isn't going to cost me much, and for what, a bit of good karma because I'm not stealing, OK, fine by me. For others it wont be enough.

Will there be two firmware versions from here on out for those who don't pony up the $20?

I'm thinking iTunes will have an applications folder. They'll be stored in there, you'll still download iPod touch-specific updates but you'll be able to add your applications again afterwards if they're removed or what not.
 
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christopher3071

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Sep 18, 2007
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Ridiculous

I find it utterly atrocious that apple wants to charge me $20 for applications that they gave away on the iphone. That is absolute bull. A factor that made me buy the iPod touch was because apple said that they had other features down the line that they would be adding. I didn't expect to have to pay for such applications! I gave them $400+ of my money for an iPod touch and THEY WANT MORE?!?! Jailbreak it is. I am very pissed off. I love apple and have always granted them praise, but this is an outrage.
 
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the_ki

macrumors newbie
Mar 19, 2003
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Chicago, IL
An odd discrepancy...

I think it's odd that the Apple TV gets a s**tload of new features and that software upgrade is FREE.

But iPod Touch gets features that aren't really new, and it costs $20?

I guess the Apple TV updates are going to be subsidized by the movie rental costs.

Oh, and Time Capsule? Now there's a bait and switch. You can't use Time Machine over a network connection UNLESS you buy our box. That's ridiculous.
 
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cyberfunk

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Jan 23, 2002
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Register your discontent

Ugh.. I hope they don't justify this with that accounting BS again. Honestly... someone will pirate this and it'll be on bittorrent before next week. Alternatively, JailBreak the touch.

If you're as annoyed as I am about this... register your discontent with this obnoxious practice here:

http://www.apple.com/feedback/ipodtouch.html
 
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christopher3071

macrumors regular
Sep 18, 2007
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Upstate, NY
I think it's odd that the Apple TV gets a s**tload of new features and that software upgrade is FREE.

But iPod Touch gets features that aren't really new, and it costs $20?

I guess the Apple TV updates are going to be subsidized by the movie rental costs.

Oh, and Time Capsule? Now there's a bait and switch. You can't use Time Machine over a network connection UNLESS you buy our box. That's ridiculous.

True, but apple tv wasn't selling as apple had hoped when it was released.
 
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Koyder

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Nov 14, 2003
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How am I supposed to buy the update if I live in Poland, where there's no iTunes Store?
 
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