OS 3.0 - simply an invitation into your wallet

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  1. thinbluebrine macrumors newbie

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    OS 3.0 (which I suspect will be pay-to-download) is, apart from cut and paste, just a way for Apple to take more money out of our pockets!

    What's it given us? Pay in apps, play apps with your friends (so more people buy apps) and a few things the iPhone should have had from day one.

    Pah.
     
  2. yalag macrumors 65816

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    3.0 has a lot of great stuff for free, not sure what you are talking about....:rolleyes:
     
  3. peskaa macrumors 68020

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    iPod Touch users will have to pay, iPhone users won't.
     
  4. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    Yup, its apple forcing devs to make you pay for the upgrades. Oh wait, ITS THE DEVELOPERS THAT DECIDE.
     
  5. jpk32092 macrumors 6502

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    then don't update your phone. I, however, would enjoy copy and paste, mms, sms landscape, mail landscape, spotlight, turn by turn...

    but hey, if you don't like 3.0 because devs can now have the option to include paid dlc into their apps instead of making a new app everytime they make new levels, keep your 2.0 ;)
     
  6. peskaa macrumors 68020

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    "What about the rest of us? iPhone OS 3.0 will be available this Summer. A free update to all of our iPhone 3G customers. And it works on the original iPhone. Now the hardware has changed between these two devices. For instance, A2DP and MMS won't be available on the iPhone 1st gen. It's also available for the iPod touch... for $9.95."
     
  7. thinbluebrine thread starter macrumors newbie

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    "A free update to all of our iPhone 3G customers."

    Told you. 1st gen iPhone or Touch and they want your cash.
     
  8. arkitect macrumors 601

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    So you have absolutely no self control?

    If you don't want to buy something… then… don't.

    Easy.

    :confused:
     
  9. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    Legacy support and doing what theyve always done, for a cheaper price, how terrible!
     
  10. TheSpaz macrumors 604

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    They didn't say the first gen owners had to pay.
     
  11. peskaa macrumors 68020

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    Can't you read?
    All iPhone customers will get this, the slide in the keynote clearly has a 1G iPhone with 'FREE' next to it. However, some features won't work due to hardware changes.

    iPod Touch users have been charged for previous upgrades due to the accounting practices that have to be used. As a Touch user, you should be already aware of said fact.
     
  12. nick9191 macrumors 68040

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    First gen is free, but bluetooth and MMS not possible due to hardware limitations.

    iPod Touch $9.95 as always.
     
  13. thinbluebrine thread starter macrumors newbie

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    "A free update to all of our iPhone 3G customers. And it works on the original iPhone."

    I would say that's avoiding the fact that 1st gen have to buy it.
     
  14. peskaa macrumors 68020

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    For the second time. It is free to first generation iPhone owners. Free. No payment required.

    [​IMG]
    Look. It's a 1G iPhone on the right. With big FREE text next to it.
     
  15. Mintin8 macrumors 6502a

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  16. dlamin517 macrumors 6502

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    i agree with you op. all those little .99$ charges are not very appealing. especially if its just for a rocket launcher in a game.
     
  17. Goldielocks19 macrumors member

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    honestly i would pay for it.
    copy/paste and MMS alone worth it.

    BUT i dont see that as the issue, would be pretty scumbag of them to do that...that isnt good business practice.

    thats something windows would do!!!
     
  18. Tokiopop macrumors 68000

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    I do believe that Apple have been saving up the things we wanted for one huge update that they'll be able to charge for. iPod Touch users will almost defiantly have to pay.
     
  19. thinbluebrine thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Fantastic typo!
     
  20. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    Take it up with the "greedy" developer, not apple.
     
  21. gloss macrumors 601

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    I'm thinking that the fact that you ignore the people who refute your arguments means you're not really here for any other reason but to be a troll.

    Am I warm?
     
  22. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    No one is forcing people to pay, its your choice, but it does create an incentive for developers to charge you and hence Apple make some $$ out of it. Pretty neat scheme...

    however, consider this, Apple is in the App business due to the $$, or they wouldn't be here.
     
  23. Zedsdead185 macrumors 6502

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    you'll all be moaning when they bring out snow leopard and announce that you'll have to buy the upgrade for your mac.

    I feel a bit 'meh' about the whole buying rocket launchers for a game thing though. But put it this way, they could either charge 99p for the game and 99p for extras that you want, or they could charge £10 for the whole thing which will include a lot of features that you won't use.
     
  24. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    I'm kind of enjoying this thread.

    Everyone will have to pay!
    Nope.
    Ok, but first-gen phones willl have to pay!
    Nope.
    Yeah, well iPods will have to pay!
    Yes, but we always knew that


    I'm kind of looking forward to see what the next step is going to be!
     
  25. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    We all paid already for this update, in a way.

    By having a contract. Remember in ye old days, Apple made a living from each contract, now, with the App Store, it doesn't and makes a living from the apps you get.

    So yeah, in a way, we iPhone users already paid.
     

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