Will firmware 2.2 also come to the iPod Touch?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by PeteB, Sep 25, 2008.

  1. PeteB macrumors 6502a

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    what are the odds that we'll be charged for a 2.2 update?
     
  3. Jakethasnake919 macrumors newbie

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    When has the iPod Touch not received the same upgrade as the iPhone. Also, I think that we will be charged for the new upgrade. They seemed to have gotten away with not charging us for 2.1 because it was basically a bug fix. If there are any new and improved features coming with 2.2, we will probably end up paying.
     
  4. gusto5 macrumors member

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    Not likely. Only full firmware upgrades result in charges (for example, going from 1.X -> 2.X firmware)

    iPhones so far have gotten all updates for free, regardless of the level of updating.
     
  5. sportguy0913 macrumors 6502

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    I hope so! I just bought my iPod, now if they charge for 2.2 they are like telling people to never buy their product because they will always have to pay for an update.
     
  6. jbernie macrumors 6502a

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    All depends on what the update is, if it is purely phone related then we wouldn't get the update for the touch, if it is sability/batteyr life/ etc related then it is more likely that we get the update.

    Keep in mind the iPhone will pretty much get free updates while the Touch will generally have some kind of cost when moving from 2.1 to 2.x or 1.x to 2.x. The most recent update was free if you had upgraded to 2.0 already but you needed to pay $5 or 6 to update from 1.x sw version.

    If you are worried about the cost you can potentially skip updates if the changes are not needed and just do alternating updates or something.
     
  7. nick9191 macrumors 68040

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    iPod Touch users have never had to pay for a service pack. All we have had to pay for is the new 2.0 operating system, or the January software update which added applications.

    2.2 will be free, as will 2.3, and 2.4. As was 1.1.3, 1.1.4, and 1.1.5.
     
  8. mackmgg macrumors 65816

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    1.1.3 was 20 bucks, and thats only .1.3 more that 1 imagin an entire .TWO:eek:
     
  9. 11800506 macrumors 65816

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    No, 1.1.3 didn't cost any money. What did cost money was the January App Pack. So as others have said the 2.2 firmware will come to the iPod touch as a free update (as long as you have 2.0).
     
  10. Jakethasnake919 macrumors newbie

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    You don't know that for sure. I still think that Apple will charge iPod Touch users for any firmware upgrade that has substantial additions and not just bug fixes. If there is a change in how the iPod works such as the first additional apps and the following app store, then we will see a charge for the upgrade.
     
  11. Beric macrumors 68020

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    Do we have any idea when it will be released? I'm considering waiting on a Touch until then.
     
  12. HLdan macrumors 603

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    There's no guarantee you will get the latest update preinstalled by waiting to buy your Touch. Even if you manage to get the update preinstalled you're still not beating the system. Major upgrades will be a cost for iPod Touch users so unless you don't upgrade you can't escape paying if you want the latest features.

    And please don't reply saying you can jailbreak or download a torrent to beat the system, I'm only talking about legit stuff here that won't void your warranty.
     
  13. andybno1 macrumors 68040

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    chances are never as this is just a not a proper update. like with 2.0 to 2.1 if you bought 2.0 you got 2.1 for free this is the same for 2.2 only time we would get charged is if they did a update to say maybe 3.0

    1.1.3 to 1.1.4 was not free as 1.1.4 had a charge with it cause they added the mail, weather, stocks, maps apps to that update which in apples eyes was a chargable update
     
  14. Ivan P macrumors 68030

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    No, iPhone owners pay Apple for the software as part of their monthly bill. They definitely do pay.

    The January Software Upgrade first came out with 1.1.3.
     
  15. andybno1 macrumors 68040

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    my mistake thanks for correction ;)
     
  16. nick9191 macrumors 68040

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    The January software update was an optional update.

    You didn't need it to go from 1.1.3 to 1.1.4.
     
  17. sportguy0913 macrumors 6502

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    No, iPhone owners do NOT pay APPLE, they pay AT&T for service. They pay the same as any other 3G unlimited data phone owners do. They should not receive any extra benefits because they are paying for cell phone service.
     
  18. sportguy0913 macrumors 6502

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    I just hope we don't have to pay cause I would be paying the same amount of money for my touch, which I just bought on release, as the next guy who bought it a month later, and he gets the update and I don't? That doesn't make sense.
     
  19. Beric macrumors 68020

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    Yeah, I was just waiting for a more bug-free software version.
     
  20. yorkshire macrumors 6502a

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    Hope it comes soon, as 2.1.1 is still buggy, especially safari. I'm on my touch now, and it has already crashed once on me while writing this. Cover flow also crashed on me today as well.
     
  21. yorkshire macrumors 6502a

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    Also, we won't have to pay for 2.2. The next update we will pay for will be 3.0.
     
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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPod; U; CPU iPhone OS 2_1_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/525.18.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.1.1 Mobile/5F138 Safari/525.20)

    it won't be. It will be free update. Remember. A big number changes like 1.1xxx to 2.xxx, then iPod touch users pay for it only.
     
  24. goosnarrggh macrumors 68000

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    There's not necessarily any correlation between the size of the version number increment, and the probability of being charged for it. The software version numbering scheme is an arbitrary construct.

    In fact, Apple has demonstrated different behavior in this regard in the past.

    For example, upgrading to Mac OS 10.1.0 was free for people who had previously purchased Mac OS 10.0.x. On the other hand, upgrading to any subsequent 0.1 revision of Mac OS (10.2.0, 10.3.0, 10.4.0, 10.5.0) has always required a purchase.
     

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