who actually bought the apps?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by Justinerator, Jan 17, 2008.

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Did you actually buy the apps?

  1. Yeah, I bought them.

    174 vote(s)
    59.2%
  2. No Way!

    24 vote(s)
    8.2%
  3. Why pay when you can jailbreak?

    48 vote(s)
    16.3%
  4. I may eventually...

    48 vote(s)
    16.3%
  1. Justinerator macrumors 6502

    Justinerator

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    #1
    Just wondering what you guys did - whether you bought em or whatever...
     
  2. ChrisBrightwell macrumors 68020

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    #2
    I've said, since I got my iPod touch, that I'd happily pay a few bucks a piece for each of the iPhone apps. Needless to say, I ponied up the $20.

    Mail and Google Maps have already paid for themselves.
     
  3. stockcerts macrumors 65816

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    #3
    I bought my ITouch on the day of the announcement. I initially paid the $20-, but Apple is going to credit the cost back to me.

    I have been reading the forums and I can't believe how worked up some people have gotten over $20. I can only imagine how worked up these people get over a real problem. :eek:
     
  4. TheSpaz macrumors 604

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    #4
    Yeah, I love the fact that I can have the iPhone features while still being legit and plus, now I don't have to fuss with jailbreaking anymore and constantly waiting after a new update to find out if I have to re-jailbreak. Jailbreaking was fun while it lasted but, I'm perfectly happy now with the iPhone apps... the iPod touch is still a very useful tool. The only Apps I used weren't much of a benifit... Sketches (fun but, not necessary), Chat (crashed all the time, plus I've got meebo, FlickIM and JiveTalk), Terminal (not needed unless I'm hacking... which I'm not), WifiToggle (It was handy but, I can live without it), SSH (again, not needed since I'm not hacking) and Apache Webserver (I actually kinda miss this since I used to be able to have offline PDFs I could read) but that's about it.. so the only thing I really miss from the jailbreak days are Apache but, whatever... good things will come in Februrary for sure.

    It's cheaper than buying a brand new iPod with it built in.
     
  5. fimac macrumors member

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    #5
    I paid, and I'm loving the new apps :) What really excites me is the potential that the iTouch has. I can't wait for the SDK to be ready!
     
  6. dscuber9000 macrumors 6502a

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    #6
    I paid, and I've noticed that the apps are MUCH better than the jailbroken ones, particularly the Mail and Maps apps. Plus the extra features such as re-arranging apps without going into Customize, creating icons for Websites, lyrics, etc. are all very nice as well and (to my knowledge) not available when you jailbreak your iPod touch.

    Well worth $20.
     
  7. Dale Sorel macrumors 6502a

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    #7
    As I said in another post I bought my Touch on January 1 and Apple is giving me a credit for the apps.
     
  8. phytonix macrumors 6502

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    #8
    Is it "jailbreak" this word making it sounds illegal, not legit?
     
  9. IgnatiusTheKing macrumors 68040

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    #9
    I bought mine online about 2 hours after the Keynote ended. So I guess technically I paid for the apps because I paid the full $299.
     
  10. razorianfly macrumors 65816

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    #10
    i paid. Got charged three times, but I paid. The applications added are something else!

    iTunes are refunding £26 of my charge. Thankfully. (Thanks Morgana at Apple Support!)

    Two words: SDK, February.

    R-Fly
     
  11. gothiquegirrl macrumors regular

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    #11
    Well I just bought a 16GB touch today ( with no apps ) and I plan on spending the cash to update. :D

    The biggest thing that kept me from buying before was the lack of mail and notes. I plan on using my touch more as a pda.. and to surf the net / check email around the house without having to lug around my brick of a laptop. (read: my very own ultra-portable :p )

    I already have a perfectly nice 5th gen for music...

    Jailbreaking just always seems like too much work! :eek:

    Ang
     
  12. macfan881 macrumors 68020

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    heck you should search back for when the announced the 8021N enabler its the same thing all over again i paid and now i can check all of my email accounts before i couldn't check yahoo that was worth it right there google was nice but unfortunately i don't have any free wifi spots near me but i guess it will be nice when I'm out on vacation some where.
     
  13. KFCTR macrumors member

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    #13
    I'll just wait until hackers find a way to update for free, so I'll jailbreak when I get my touch tommorow.
     
  14. jlyanks85 macrumors 6502a

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    I still have a 1.1.1 jailbroken touch. Which I just bought a couple weeks ago, but I'm leaning heavily towards going 1.1.3 and just buying the apps for 20 bucks. especially with the sdk coming in february, where jailbreaking might end up being useless anyway.
     
  15. br1anc macrumors regular

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    #15
    i think its great. the ability to move your icons and put web clips on your home page is pretty cool. the mail is probably the best though. the notes are good but i think that they should've come with the Touch originaly. the maps are pretty cool also. i played with that for like an hour when i updated it. i dont really care for the stocks much but it is a cool feature if you own stocks. the weather is also a nice addition.
     
  16. macfan881 macrumors 68020

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    i also am gonna mention as i have a thread about it you can now redeem itunes gift cards on the go. another really nice feature thats on the itunes wifi store
     
  17. csky macrumors newbie

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    #17
    I'm wondering if the app purchase is going to be required to download and enable third-party developed SDK applications?
     
  18. andrewag macrumors 6502

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    #18
    I bought them and then it was instant buyers remorse.
     
  19. thsismyusername macrumors newbie

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    #19
    Why?

    Why Buy The Apps When You can have one person share the 10kb file? i mean it works.. all you have to do is open the file. and it automatically installs.
     
  20. astarling06 macrumors regular

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    #20
    I bought the apps and didn't even think much about it. I've spent $20 on far less useful things before.
     
  21. SuperDaddy macrumors member

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    #21
    These apps are way more stable than the jb'd ones. Glad I bought them.
     
  22. TheSpaz macrumors 604

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    #22
    Porn?
     
  23. gowanis macrumors 6502

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    #23
    i bought it today. i had a $15 iTunes gift card, so what the hell.

    the update took a while. my connection to the store kept failing. server must be busy as hell. the apps seem pretty cool, but i wonder where i'll use them. i don't seem to be around any free hotspots ever (except in my house, where i'll just use my desktop PC)
     
  24. ricardo1064 macrumors member

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    #24
    Where can you buy them? All i see s a remind me later button.
     
  25. apachie2k macrumors 6502

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    #25
    i just can't buy it... i've had these apps for months on the jailbroken ipod t - if i wanted the locate me button so bad maybe, but i don't so i'll stay at 1.1.1 until something crazy comes out... SDK SDK SDK SDK :D
     

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