OS 3.0 & 1st Gen. Touch:Any Real Reason to Upgrade?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by gekkota, Jun 11, 2009.

  1. gekkota macrumors member

    Aug 13, 2008
    I've been reading about the features in 3.0, and for iPhone and (to a lesser extent) iPod Touch 2nd Gen, it makes sense to upgrade.
    I don't, however, see much benefit for 1st Gen Touch owners to spend $10 for 3.0.
    Am I missing something? (I'm not going all gaga for cut and paste,either. I really don't care about it.) Ten bucks buys a lot of apps (or two of Khalid Shaikh's :mad: krapps!)
  2. JohnFa macrumors regular

    Jun 12, 2009
    As a non-American resident I have to ask: Is $10 alot of money in the States? It seems like iPod Touch users are always complaining that it's expensive to update. I had a Touch when 2.0 was released and thought that it was pretty cheap to upgrade.

    3.0 is superior in all ways to 2.x. I see no reason why you would not spend 10 measly dollars on upgrading.
  3. brian doherty macrumors member

    Oct 30, 2007
    $10 is about as much as an old movie cost on iTunes. Or, 2 cheap value meals from McDonalds.

    Personally, I think it's worth it, but I'm getting it for free anyway. (woot, iPhone)
  4. Stratification macrumors regular

    Jan 17, 2005
    Spokane, WA
    For an entire OS upgrade it seems like a great deal to me. Nobody requires you to do it. Maybe I'm just too used to thinking in computer terms, but $10 is really small change. Eat peanut butter and jam a couple days instead of going out and you've got it.
  5. akm3 macrumors 68020

    Nov 15, 2007
    Push notifications would be the big deal for me. If you are happy with the apps you have and don't add others frequently, and don't have so many installed that it is cumbersome to manage them (and the 3.0 spotlight won't help you), and it is giving you value, I'd leave it alone.

    Me personally, I'm upgrading.
  6. BoyBach macrumors 68040


    Feb 24, 2006
    Upgraded Safari and iTunes, landscape keyboard, Note syncing (finally!) and Spotlight, and to a lesser extent cut, copy & paste and push notification mean that I'm more likely than less to upgrade my 1st Gen iPod.
  7. bndoarn macrumors 6502a

    Mar 16, 2008
    i have a 1G iPod Touch and i'm on 3.0. before i upgraded i didn't think it was going to be worth it but now that i did i think it is. but i don't think it's worth $10. maybe around $5. but that's apple, sometimes they overcharge IMO and sometimes they undercharge IMO. i would've paid $20 for 2.0.
  8. str1f3 macrumors 68000

    Aug 24, 2008
    I can't tell you what something is worth to you but while I have not updated my iPhone I do have an iPod touch 2g with 3.0 and here's what you get:

    -spotlight and mail search
    -autofill safari which is slightly faster
    -push notification (which will be more useful with the iPhone since it is always connected to the web)
    -voice memos (which is pretty much useles to a Touch)
    -use of your YouTube account w/ comments

    All in all I think it's worth the price but just barely. They key feature for the touch is spotlight and copy paste. The rest you can live without. I would say spotlight is a necessity because it is a pain to go through numerous pages for an app

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