IOS 5 will not be free.

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by sunny1985, Mar 29, 2011.

  1. sunny1985 macrumors member

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    So as we've HEARD a iphone 5 is unlikely going to happen. Does this open the door for Apple to charge for its software updates? maybe compensate its IPhone hardware revenue with software revenue?

    Discuss!
     
  2. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    no
     
  3. Sedrick macrumors 68030

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  5. X2468 macrumors regular

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    Hello?

    It's Apple

    You're gonna pay one way or the other.

    Apple tax is everywhere, cleverly hidden in the case of iOS.

    But make no mistake, if it's an Apple product you're paying Apple Tax no matter how much people deny it. :)
     
  6. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    apple snapple the OP is suggesting that the iOS update will be a paid app, in Canada we have "free health care" but obviously its our taxes the pay for it so its not FREE, now back on topic do you think the update will be a "paid" app
     
  7. Thedeathbear macrumors 6502a

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    I heard there was a law that prohibited them from charging for updates on iPhones in use, but it was okay to charge for iPod touches and iPads.
     
  8. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    maybe but they always could do what they did with the 3G and just say the update is not compatible for it, forcing people to update hardware to get the new iOS
     
  9. Eso macrumors 68000

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    Uh no, there's been ONE rumor that it isn't being released until 2012. Spoiler alert: it's wrong.
     
  10. iFiend macrumors 65816

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    Misleading thread title = fail

    And no, they won't charge.
     
  11. simple20 macrumors regular

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    Seriously. Wtf?
     
  12. arkitect macrumors 601

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    I know I keep nodding off and might have missed this, but when/where did Apple announce they are bowing out of the Phone market?
    :confused:
     
  13. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    hahaha, damn sleep always making me miss big annoucements like this also
     
  14. chrfr macrumors 603

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    I'm sure an iPhone 5 will be released. The rumor is that one won't be released at WWDC. I fail to see how this is in any way correlated to the release plans for iOS 5.
     
  15. iApples macrumors 65816

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    I must of missed this one...
     
  16. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    I've heard that people who have no idea what they're talking about will stop starting threads in here...but don't hold your breath. Also OP you seem to be implying that the iPhone 4 will be the last phone Apple will make....care to comment on that?
     
  17. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    First, it is only a rumor that the next iPhone won't be out until 2012. And even if it does come out next year, that doesn't mean that Apple will start charging for iOS updates.
     
  18. Plymouthbreezer macrumors 601

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    "Unlikely going to happen." What?

    Anywho, the will clearly be a successor to the iPhone 4, so I'm not sure what you're worried about.
     
  19. acfusion29 macrumors 68040

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    IIRC Steve Jobs (or someone during one of the announcements said), the reason why people were being charged for updates on the iPod was because they don't pay a monthly service fee like iPhone users.

    he said updates for the iPhone will always be free because we pay per month.

    something like that.

    therefore, NO it will not cost money.
     
  20. iApples macrumors 65816

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    You do need a new usersname.. You must be regretting that one. :p
     
  21. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603

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    How do people come up with this stuff? Has Apple ever charged for updates? Imagine how many people that would tick off.
     
  22. Intell macrumors P6

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    The iPod Touch and iPhones will both get the free iOS 5 upgrade. The iPad 1G is the only iDevice that may have to pay for it. If you are to read the EULA and/or the TOS you'll see that Apple will provide the next major iOS upgrade for free, but may pay for the next one.
     

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