iPod Touch 3.0 update for free?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by Eric8199, Jun 5, 2009.

  1. Eric8199 macrumors 6502a

    Feb 27, 2009
    Hey guys, I was wondering something. I know that the 3.0 update for the iPod Touch will be $10. But how do the updates come to you? Do they come through iTunes? If so, what happens if you have an iPod Touch and an iPhone? Is it possible to use the same installation on both devices (such as you can with apps) if both devices are synced with the same computer and the same iTunes account?

    I'm assuming no, because I would think that the OS is still different between devices (ie no camera on iPod), but I thought I would ask. I don't have the iPhone yet, but I will be getting the new one. If having it will prevent me from having to spend $10 on the iPod Touch, I'll wait to get 3.0 until I actually have the iPhone.

    Thanks in advance.
  2. The General macrumors 601

    Jul 7, 2006
    It's $9.95. They said so at the keynote. To update, plug into iTunes, buy the update, install update. You can use it on multiple devices if they are the same model. The update is free for iPhone users, so there would be no problem involving the camera.
  3. NT1440 macrumors G4


    May 18, 2008
    The OS is different between the touch and the iphone.

    Basically you answered your own question. :p
  4. actorkid macrumors 6502

    Feb 26, 2008
    nahhh dude, that won't work

    its only 10 bucks...small price to pay in my opinion

    if you're THAT upset about spending a measly 10 bucks, im sure youll be able to bit torrent it

    or you could just not upgrade the touch....since you'll have an iPhone

    you wont need to use your touch....just sell it
  5. statik13 macrumors regular


    Jun 6, 2008
    Just buy it. $10 will be a deal to get the search and note syncing. The rest is just gravy.
  6. saberahul macrumors 68040

    Nov 6, 2008
    Yup... features like Copy/Paste and Push Notification and some Background app allowance are "gravy." Some one has their facts right...

    Sell the iPod Touch if you're getting the iPhone. I recently got the BB Storm and I have no use for the Touch.

    (For those of you who will now say BB Storm sucks and blah blah... keep it to yourself. I'm in Business and the first thing I need is a phone that can multi task).
  7. Eric8199 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Feb 27, 2009
    Oh, I'm buying it, for sure. $10 is well worth it. Just wanted to make sure because if I could get it legitly free, why pay, right? I won't bittorrent it.

    This is better anyway because I think 3.0 will be released before the iPhone anyway so I'll be able to get it right away and not wait.

    Thanks guys.

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