iPod Touch January Software is it worth it?

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  1. llamalord13 macrumors newbie

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    I am wondering if it is worth it? I don't wanna use Stocks, Maps, or Weather. I just want the Web Clips thing, and any other feature.
     
  2. razorianfly macrumors 65816

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    Having coughed up the £12.99 for the software update, I'd say definitely!

    The sheer functionality and awesomeness of being able to add icons to the home screen plus all the other functionality you recieve, like - moving icons on the home screen anywhere, at your beckon call, display lyrics for tracks, have chapter support for movie files, Mail (amazing), Notes - (Proven very useful).

    I'd do it (well, I did).

    Just a word of warning, when I purchased the update, I foolishly clicked the buy now button a second time, as the update didn't materialize at first. I was charged briefly for two update files by Apple, but iTunes support has since resolved this and refunded the entire amount. Just remember to click the buy button once, then sync your device - the applications will sync straight to the device, ready to use! :)

    The update file, when bought lands in:

    ~/Library/iTunes/Mobile Applications/

    ~/Program Files/iTunes/Mobile Applications/

    Make sure you are on 1.1.3 before buying the software upgrade!

    Good Luck,

    R-Fly
     
  3. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    Only the applications i.e. Mail, Weather, Stocks, Notes and Maps cost money.
     
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  6. matthewr macrumors member

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    I've known nothing else

    I got a touch in mid-February, so have only used one with the January update, but I can't imagine using one without. Mail is awesome, notes is very useful, and I like being able to move around the icons. Without the "January features" I probably would have jailbroken it the day I got it, but as it is, I'll probably wait to see what the SDK brings.
     
  7. MacDann macrumors 6502a

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    I think so. All the apps in the package are ones I use daily, so I would say it was worth it.

    MacDann
     
  8. llamalord13 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the feedback guys!!! I appreciate it. Now I think I will get the Software Upgrade.
     
  9. Cameront9 macrumors 6502a

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    not true. The web clips, moving apps, and lyrics feature are all part of the apps package. (unless this has changed in 1.1.4, anyway.
     
  10. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    Really? That is rubbish.

    I bought the apps straight away so I didn't know :eek:.
     
  11. razorianfly macrumors 65816

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    No it hasn't changed with 1.1.4. Updating to 1.1.3 without droppin' $20 first gets you the delightful iPhone dock. Nothing else.

    Glad you chose to buy the update - I assure you, you won't be disappointed with it's functionality and the daily use, you will gain from it's features. :)

    R-Fly
     
  12. franzmueller macrumors regular

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    And Notes .... i love it :D

    Saludos
     
  13. aethelbert macrumors 601

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    And to think, a month and a half ago, people were complaining about how this is such a rip off and that they will never buy it. Well, they're wrong. It's $20 well spent. The apps are great.
     
  14. katejones macrumors regular

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    I bought my touch as old stock, so they sold it sans update price. The update really was the selling point for me. Maps is also fun being that its a custom version of google earth. Not just maps on it. Webclips is kinda silly no? just safari bookmarks on your desktop?

    Sigh all the apps are so good I prefer to use it instead of my pc.

    edit: yes I did say pc, I don't have a mac yet, soon :(
     
  15. sers macrumors regular

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    Is it worth it?? Absolutely....Mail and Google Maps are worth the $20 alone. The notes feature is just icing on the cake.
     
  16. jaimex8 macrumors newbie

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    The January Software update is very important but I dont think it is worth the $20, i'd recommend jailbreaking it simply to get the 5 apps. Try using ipotouchmaster's video http://youtube.com/watch?v=UQ7PsJXI0fg. it works really well.:D
     
  17. MultiFinder17 macrumors 68000

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    Having jailbroken my week 37 iPod as soon as the 70+ step 1.1.1 jailbreak guide was written and using the apps since then, it felt nice to be able to thank Apple in some way for these amazing apps. Yes, it's totally worth it. I rarely use my touch as an iPod anymore. I use it more as a PDA and game machine :p
     
  18. Mikey B macrumors 65816

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    I didn't think twice about buying it five minutes after it was released and I don't regret it one bit. I use the apps all the time, especially mail and notes. I've had my touch jailbroken in the past, but I keep it virgin these days. I miss customizing my springboard, but the rest of the apps seemed like fluff after a while.

    If your on the fence, I say go for it. And I don't feel like I was ripped off one bit like so many people seemed to have felt.
     

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