Have to pay to get OS 3.X on new 2G iPod Touch?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by rbrewer, Sep 13, 2009.

  1. rbrewer macrumors newbie

    Oct 8, 2008
    I just bought an 8 GB iPod Touch 2G as part of Apple's back to school deal. I was surprised to find that it came with OS 2.2.1 instead of 3.0, and so I have to pay $5 to upgrade to 3.1.1. While $5 is better than the previous price of $10, it seems pretty bogus to have to pay to upgrade a device that is brand new, shipped from Apple.

    Is it really the case that anyone who bought a new iPod Touch over the last 3 months since OS 3.0 has been available has had to pay $10 just to get the current OS version? From what I have found, that appears to be the case, but it boggles the mind.

    I guess I'm just looking for confirmation that there isn't any iPod Touch Up-To-Date program or something before I blow my $5. Thanks.
  2. iBookG4user macrumors 604


    Jun 27, 2006
    Seattle, WA
    Sorry, but yes you do have to pay the $5 to get the updated software. It is quite the underhanded way of making money, but that's how it is.

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