You have to pay $10 for the 2.1 update?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by njguyfla, Sep 10, 2008.

  1. njguyfla macrumors member

    Sep 10, 2008
  2. henchosbandito macrumors member

    Jan 24, 2008
    Somewhere between 10 and 11
    only if you didnt pay for the 2.0 update. If you bought the 2.0 update it will be free. So really, you are only paying for 2.0 upgrade, it is just the latest version of it
  3. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

    Aug 13, 2006
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    Then don't buy it, troll. Apple has to charge for legal reasons.
  4. Le Big Mac macrumors 68030

    Le Big Mac

    Jan 7, 2003
    Washington, DC
    Um, "decided to charge for accounting simplification reasons" would be more accurate.

    But, yeah, why should people pay to upgrade from 1 to 2.0 but not pay to upgrade from 1 to 2.1?
  5. -Dark Angel- macrumors 6502

    Nov 13, 2007
    Have we not learned from now that the big updates we will have to buy from apple. Either buy it or don't. Are we going to hear this all the time we have to buy the new updates?
  6. njguyfla thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 10, 2008
    Angry Geek stop calling people trolls. the legal reason is $$$. You Apple mark.
  7. t0mat0 macrumors 603


    Aug 29, 2006
    Presumably there will be a way to dodge paying anyhow, through a reset and getting given the option to get 2.1 - wasn't there a way to do that with the update to 2.0? Anyhow -you might get future 2.x updates for free. A fiver ain't that bad really. Don't have to download and pay if you don't think it's worth it...
  8. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    It's not really a legal reason but you're still a troll. It's accounting as someone else actually stated.

    Whether you find value in the upgrade fee or not is entirely up to you. If you own a touch and $10 is hard to come by then I question how responsible you are with your finances overall.
  9. mlemonds macrumors 6502a


    Apr 9, 2008
    Lexington, KY
    *cough* there are other places to get it *cough*
  10. teohyc macrumors regular


    May 24, 2007
    I hope they don't start charging for Mac OS updates.
  11. goosnarrggh macrumors 68000

    May 16, 2006
    Lots of potential reasons...
    Maybe Apple considers X.y to X.(y+1) upgrades minor, unpaid upgrades, whereas they consider X.y to (X+1).y upgrades major, paid upgrades.

    Alternatively, maybe they accounted for the revenue they generated through the 1.x to 2.x upgrade over the course of several years, so that GAP allows them to offer free upgrades subsequently.
  12. 4DThinker macrumors 68020

    Mar 15, 2008
    The charge to iPod Touch owners is obviously bad business. For anyone with a $399 16gb 1st gen Touch who is still running 1.? firmware, you're now going to have to pay another $10 to make your (now $409) Touch almost as good as a new $299 16gb Touch. Double slap in the face.
  13. sharp65 macrumors 6502

    Sep 7, 2007
    What? Your logic doesn't make any sense. Yes the newer models are cheaper, the price drop has been expected for a while. It costs $10 to upgrade to 2.0 due to accounting purporses, I don't know why anyone would be running 1.xx in the first place, 2.1 is quite stable. Early adopters always get screwed over, that's life.
  14. shizzlegtx macrumors member

    Jan 20, 2008
    Orlando, FL
    That has nothing to do with anything. You don't pay for OSX updates, why pay for an update for an ipod?
  15. therealmrbob macrumors regular


    Jul 14, 2008
    um... you guys do know that it's free if you already payed for 2.0, right?

    Besides, if it's that huge of a deal google ipod 2.1 firmware.

    there ya go >.>
  16. soberbrain macrumors 65816


    May 9, 2008
    For Macs
    10.4.0 -> 10.5.0 PAID
    10.5.3 -> 10.5.4 FREE

    For iPods
    1.4 -> 2.0 PAID
    2.0 -> 2.1 FREE
  17. gillybean macrumors 6502a

    Jul 21, 2008
    Seattle, WA
    The 2.0 update is more of an OS upgrade than a bug fix. It's like going from Windows XP to Windows Vista, which you have to pay for. 2.0 to 2.1 is more like a service pack, which is free.
  18. shizzlegtx macrumors member

    Jan 20, 2008
    Orlando, FL
    I know there are ways around paying for the upgrade, thats not the point.

    Were in dangerous territory. Paying to upgrade the firmware on a device? Whats next? Having to pay for updates for itunes?
  19. drmario macrumors member

    Jul 3, 2008
    Of course not. They sell stuff on iTunes.
  20. notjustjay macrumors 603


    Sep 19, 2003
    Canada, eh?
    How is that unusual? Maybe not for iTunes, but lots of software does that. You have to pay to upgrade Office:Mac 2004 to 2008. Or, as I just went through recently, you buy version 3.x of software X, they come out with version 4.0, you have to pay to upgrade. 4.1, 4.2, and so on are free updates if you already own 4.0.

    Or did you expect to buy a software package once and expect free updates for life?

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