I am amazed how many folks are paying for a 3.0 upgrade.

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by sellitman, Mar 18, 2009.

  1. sellitman macrumors regular

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    Yes it is a HUGE upgrade, but we all will get it for free.

    Did the economy pick up all of a sudden?

    What's the rush?

    I don't get it? :confused:
     
  2. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    Those that are paying are on the iPod touch...
     
  3. sammich macrumors 601

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    Well you are on a mac fan forum, chances are people will be desperate to try out what they've been waiting so long for.

    On the flip side, you also hear about the people who think that $9.95 for the Touch update is a rip too.

    EDIT: the OP is talking about people signing up for the $99 dev account right?
     
  4. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    He's talking about the people paying $100 to become a developer just to get the prerelease 3.0.
     
  5. OllyW Moderator

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    I think he means the amount of people registering as developers and paying $99 so they can get the 3.0 beta.
     
  6. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    Thanks I didn't think people would do that :eek:, btw, your sig doesn't applies here :p.
     
  7. Gix1k macrumors 68030

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    How are people paying now when it comes out in a couple months?
     
  8. sellitman thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yes...I'm talking about the $99 Dev Fee
     
  9. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    You'd be surprised at the number of instances in which it applies. :rolleyes:

    I find it pathetic that people are paying $100 just to get a beta of 3.0.

    It's sad. Truly, truly sad. I'll just wait three months and get it for free like the rest of the world.

    Oh, and is there an update to the SDK? I have it, but is the SDK update currently free? I'm a registered developer (not a specialized iPhone account, though), if that factors in.

    How? There's a developer preview. We ALWAYS get things early. I've been using Safari 4 since before August.
     
  10. sellitman thread starter macrumors regular

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    Will this software upgrade work on my Original iphone?
     
  11. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Yeah, why not?
     
  12. Oliver.m macrumors regular

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    It is a bit crazy paying for the developers program just for the 3.0 update.

    Is the fee a one off or is it yearly because if it is a one off then it could be worthwhile in the long run if you can get all the updates early?
     
  13. DavidLeblond macrumors 68020

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    I have the 3.0 SDK (I was previously a developer) and I'm not even installing the 3.0 OS on my iPhone. Beta software is fine if it is a browser or what not, if Safari 4 dies I can shrug and either uninstall it or use Firefox. If I install iPhone OS 3 and find that it crashes on certain apps (it does) or doesn't work with some of my accessories (from what I can tell that is a common problem) then I'm screwed until they release the next beta. No thanks! I can wait until June. Besides, I can play with some of the features (like spotlight and copy/paste) on my simulator.
     
  14. DavidLeblond macrumors 68020

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    It is an annual fee.
     
  15. Macjames macrumors 6502a

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 2_2_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/525.18.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.1.1 Mobile/5H11 Safari/525.20)

    I loving the 'omg 3.0 bricked my phone' threads. HaHa very amusing!
     
  16. Oliver.m macrumors regular

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    Ok well i guess that reasoning goes out the window then lol.
     
  17. kdarling macrumors demi-god

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    Heh. It's actions like this which inflate Apple's meaningless "800,000 SDK downloads" figure.

    That number probably includes every update, every re-download attempt during a high-traffic time, and every non-developer who got it thinking they could use something from it.

    Instead of blowing smoke like that all the time, I'd like to see Apple post the actual number of paid up developers.

    Anyone counted how many unique developers have put apps in the store, btw?
     
  18. Ron21 macrumors 6502a

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    You just need someone with a dev account to add your UDID to their account. Each DEV account supports up to 100 iPhones:)

    There are a bunch of people on other forums who will add you to their dev account for a $1 donation.
     
  19. bdorpetzl macrumors regular

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    I think the listing the number of paid developers is the only way to have an accurate representation of how many iPhone developers there are. Counting the unique developers for apps in the store would be a good approximation, however, it would leave out those developers who don't publish apps to store and use them internally.
     
  20. aluren macrumors 65816

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    $100 is not crazy if you can develop apps in time for the launch. if i were a developer, i'd definately pay that amount to see what's new in 3.0. with what, 17 million iphones/ipod touches out there (forgot actual figures), you make a really groundbreakign app taking advantage of the new stuff, i'm sure about a million of them will be sold, making the $100 chump change...
     
  21. Ride9650 macrumors 6502

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    True, but I think the point of the thread is there are people paying the $100 AREN'T actual developers, they just want the beta.
     
  22. cellocello macrumors 68000

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    I agree. I think this is pretty dumb too.

    And pretty "poser-ish", if you ask me.
     
  23. chrisob macrumors newbie

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    Got the beta version of the 3.0 today. Soooooo worth it.
     
  24. D-Jam macrumors member

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    Eh...I say if you're developing Apps and making money off them, then $100 isn't much.

    Look how many designers have to pay for updates to Adobe products. No sooner did we get into CS3 and they pop up with CS4. No free updates.

    That's just life.


    I also think they are using the $100 as a means to keep iPhone users from running to the dev area looking to get 3.0.
     
  25. Revelation78 macrumors 68000

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    Obviously those of you that are saying Apple should post the "paid" developer downloads didn't watch the keynote. They said OVER 50,000 paid iPhone developers. Keep in mind that was prior to the release of 3.0 beta; I thought I'd throw the "prior to" part in since the obvious was already missed by some.

    Yes the people paying for the developers license to get the 3.0 beta will skew the next set of numbers released, unless Apple takes it in to account.
     

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