Apple to charge upgrade fee for iPads moving to iOS 4?

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  1. techguy1 macrumors regular

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    That's right, for the privilege of waiting patiently to get some semblance of multitasking on your slate device, you'll have to pony up the cash -- or so the story goes.

    Story here
     
  2. newdeal macrumors 68020

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    I am pretty sure they said the first upgrade was free but after that it would cost. Regardless you don't get the next Mac os for free so i don't know why you would expect the ioad os for free. That said it better be way better than ios4 if hey decide to charge for it
     
  3. Unguided macrumors newbie

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    Well story now reports it is unlikely but iPod touch users have always had to pay for the major iOS upgrades but didn't Steve say they've now found a way to remove those associated charges, surely that can be applied to iPad users as well.
     
  4. bowlerman625 macrumors 68020

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    Getting a not found error message when I click the link in the OP message.
     
  5. Kebabselector macrumors 68030

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    Same here, I deleted the first part of the url and it worked (the macrumors.com bit)
     
  6. HarryKeogh macrumors 6502a

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    After the wave of bad press they've had recently maybe they will give it away just so HuffingtonPost.com doesn't have a "Apple Forces Customers to Pay For iPad Update!" headline.
     
  7. Warbrain macrumors 603

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    It's a shame that we already know the first major update is included. Also, no single app developer is going to know something no other developer does. You would have already heard of this if it was the case but Apple isn't telling their developers this information at all.

    I love ******** rumors.
     
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  9. antiprotest macrumors 65816

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    Nah, it will be free. Even if they charge, boltjames and I will get it anyway.
     
  10. ditzy macrumors 68000

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    I am perhaps naive, but I don't believe that this is true.
     
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    This was just updated within the same story:

    Update: Apple's iPad licensing docs have been known to carry a provision that the "next major iPad OS software release" will be free, although iOS 4 and the word "free" do not happen to coincide in the same sentence -- overall though, that renders this rumor rather less likely to materialize.
     
  12. Warbrain macrumors 603

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    iOS wouldn't be named in it because they didn't want to let out the news that they were renaming the OS. Pretty easy to explain. The story was bogus from the start.
     
  13. sapporobaby macrumors 68000

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    The story was more like "troll-bait" and someone bit. :D
     
  14. prot0type macrumors regular

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    Stuff.tv as in Stuff magazine?

    Personally, I'm....eh, nevermind. I'll leave it at that.
     
  15. Warbrain macrumors 603

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    That includes Engadget and BGR. So much for bloggers being journalists. This would never have gotten through anywhere else but these sites.
     
  16. cecoleman macrumors regular

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    This has already been retracted. I don't think Apple would charge due to the compatibility of apps designed for 4.0, not to mentioned the hybrid apps that work on both iPad and iPhone and are scaled to such. This is a False story.
     

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