Will Apple charge for iOS 5?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by MultiMediaWill, Jun 4, 2011.

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Will Apple charge for iOS 5?

  1. Yes

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    5.7%
  2. No

    133 vote(s)
    94.3%
  1. MultiMediaWill macrumors 68000

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    #1
    Will Apple charge for iOS 5? If so how much? I believe iOS 2 was $10.
     
  2. nuckinfutz macrumors 603

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  3. maclaptop macrumors 65816

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    I don't work for free, and I don't expect Apple to.

    Besides a part of each sale goes into my Apple stock :)
     
  4. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    I don't think they have ever charged for iPhone OS upgrades.
     
  5. daneoni macrumors G4

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    Apple stopped charging for updates ages ago. Where have you been?
     
  6. klamse25 macrumors 6502a

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    iOS 4 was completely free for every user, regardless of what device.
     
  7. icstars989 macrumors member

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    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.
     
  8. WeegieMac Guest

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    Steve announced a while back, the exact keynote escapes me, that Apple had "figured a way" to get the updates to users for free.
     
  9. Opstech macrumors 6502a

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    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
     
  10. ikaveh macrumors regular

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    ios 5 will definitely be free. charging for it after making it free would be a step back for apple.
     
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  12. Jagardn macrumors 6502a

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    I concur!!:D LOL
     
  13. Apple... macrumors 68020

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    Wirelessly posted (Opera/9.80 (iPhone; Opera Mini/6.13548/24.871; U; en) Presto/2.5.25 Version/10.54)

    I think that was either last year's WWDC or the iOS 4 preview event.
     
  14. wxman2003 Suspended

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    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.
     
  15. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

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    Why would this even be asked in an iPhone forum? Apple has never charged for an OS update to an iPhone.
     
  16. L I G H T I N G macrumors regular

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    Are you high?
     
  17. saberahul macrumors 68040

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    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.
     
  18. BlindMellon macrumors 65816

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    inb4:
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  19. RafaelT macrumors 65816

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    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.
     
  20. NachoGrande macrumors 6502a

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    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 :)
     
  21. Peterson8765 macrumors 6502a

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    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.
     
  22. fkhan3 macrumors 6502

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    No they won't charge for it after making it free for all these years
     
  23. hobo.hopkins macrumors 6502a

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    I can't imagine them charging anyone for iOS 5.
     
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  25. mtnDewFTW macrumors 6502a

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    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.
     

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