Question about iPod Touch software upgrade

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by autumn, Apr 15, 2008.

  1. autumn macrumors member

    Sep 8, 2006
    I got on iPod Touch without the Jan. software upgrade and wondering whether I should pay to upgrade or not. I want the new softwares but since June is so close around the corner and when the new software release, iPod Touch user has to pay again for that.

    Should I just wait til June to pay once? Or you think apple will charge more for those didn't upgrade to the jan. software already?

    thanks for the input.
  2. Erendiox macrumors 6502a


    Oct 15, 2004
    Brooklyn NY
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    I'd venture a guess that they probably won't let you pay once in June. You'll probably have to pay for the jan upgrade first. June is also pretty far away and the jan upgrade is priceless IMO. :)
  3. Draythor macrumors 6502


    Sep 12, 2006
    Exeter University, UK
    You'll find that people on these boards are split between:

    The 'Jailbreak it!' squad


    The rest of us, Who believe that it is a perfectly good idea to charge for major software upgrades. My device does a hell of a lot more than ever advertised when I first bought it.
    Plus I don't have to pay £35 a month in order to use it.

    So to your question:
    I concur with the previous poster, it's likely to be available for a single price for both updates.
    However I think that the price is as fair for two months of use as it was for 5 months when it was released.
    In conclusion. It's up to you really but I'd wait...

  4. LeahM macrumors 6502a


    Mar 18, 2008
    I'm thinking that if you already have the Jan update, you will be able pay a minimum, like half the price maybe or a fraction? It would be a good idea anyway
  5. Bambeezer macrumors regular

    Sep 13, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    My thinking is that you won't have to purchase the June update for a touch. Why would they charge me to download firmware that will enable me to purchase apps from the store? Seems like a freebie to me. But I do expect to see the january update apps available individually. We paid $20 for 5 of them. Why not list them for $5.99 each?

    Did Apple actually charge us $20 for the new firmware or $20 for the 5 applications?
  6. FJ218700 macrumors 68000


    Mar 8, 2007
    Blue Dot, Red State
    ^^ Steve has already said the Touch update will not be free for "accounting purposes"
  7. cheekybobcat macrumors 6502a


    Dec 26, 2007
    U-S of A
  8. pazreal macrumors regular

    Jul 31, 2007
    Salt Lake City, UT
    Buy the upgrade and enjoy it for the time and see where it goes from there.
  9. autumn thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 8, 2006
    How big is the upgrade?

    I've sorta maxed out my touch already...:D
  10. BillyBobBongo macrumors 68020


    Jun 21, 2007
    On The Interweb Thingy!
    Get the upgrade's well worth the money!

    I don't think the upgrade is very large to be won't notice it!

    Go....get it now!
  11. Ivan P macrumors 68030

    Ivan P

    Jan 17, 2008
    If you have firmware 1.1.3 or above, the apps will already be on your Touch. The "upgrade" downloads a very small file that 'unlocks' the apps so that you can use them. So if you already have 1.1.3 or 1.1.4, it won't make a difference storage-wise.
  12. goosnarrggh macrumors 68000

    May 16, 2006
    Certainly it is very likely that they'd charge for opening up any of the new features.

    But personally, I get the feeling they'd pull a similar tactic as what they did with the 1.1.3 update: Push out a common platform to everybody as a baseline, and lock out any new features until you pay a fee.

    That way it's easier to address security flaws and other general bugfixes by releasing minor revisions that can apply equally to every device in the wild.

    In the June upgrade, the "new features" so far announced will include the iTunes App Store, and Microsoft Exchange integration. Ideally, they'd apply separate pricing for both of those new features, so that people who want one but can't justify paying for the other, can customize their experience.
  13. PMB macrumors 65816


    Nov 7, 2007
    New York
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    the file you download is in the kilobyte range, it just unlocks the apps already on the firmware

    Op: just buy it, you won't regret it

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