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Discussion in 'iPhone' started by MultiMediaWill, Jun 4, 2011.
Will Apple charge for iOS 5? If so how much? I believe iOS 2 was $10.
Probably for iPod Touch users.
I don't work for free, and I don't expect Apple to.
Besides a part of each sale goes into my Apple stock
I don't think they have ever charged for iPhone OS upgrades.
Apple stopped charging for updates ages ago. Where have you been?
iOS 4 was completely free for every user, regardless of what device.
Correct. iOS 4 was the first free upgrade for Touch users. I doubt they'll go back to making them pay, and they're not going to charge any other iOS user either.
Steve announced a while back, the exact keynote escapes me, that Apple had "figured a way" to get the updates to users for free.
I don't think people would pay for restricted iOS upgrades. This is strictly my opinion: If I have to pay for updates, it better be worth it!
if they would upgrade the notification part of iOS, I would pay 99 cents for that
ios 5 will definitely be free. charging for it after making it free would be a step back for apple.
It's gonna be free
I concur!! LOL
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I think that was either last year's WWDC or the iOS 4 preview event.
There is little profit in charging for a new OS. The money will be made with icloud, and getting more people on iOS 5 will mean more profit with the new apps and icloud. Lion will likely be dirt cheap too for the very same reason.
Why would this even be asked in an iPhone forum? Apple has never charged for an OS update to an iPhone.
Are you high?
AFAIK Apple stopped charging back in 3.0 update? I had to pay the $10 for the 2.0 and 3.0 but since then it has been free.
Not a chance they are going to charge for it. I believe they figured out a way around the accounting rule that made them charge for it before.
I think they changed their model to phase out old hardware as their fee for the upgrades. as long as you have new hardware you get upgrades
I don't believe they will, as iOS has been free to all users for the last several releases and updates for the iPhone have always been free, so probably not unless iOS 5 is a HUGE update to iOS.
No they won't charge for it after making it free for all these years
I can't imagine them charging anyone for iOS 5.
It'll be free.
I don't think Apple's ever changed iPhone users to upgrade software, but they used to charge iPod Touch users. But I highly doubt they will. They used to do that for some tax purposes or something of that sort (same reason they charge OS X users for the FaceTime app). Also, seeing as how almost all of their competition like Google, RIM, and Microsoft offer all their software for free, it would make no sense for Apple to go out of their way and charge people for iOS 5.