It's not really a legal reason but you're still a troll. It's accounting as someone else actually stated.Angry Geek stop calling people trolls. the legal reason is $$$. You Apple mark.
Lots of potential reasons...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?
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.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.
That has nothing to do with anything. You don't pay for OSX updates, why pay for an update for an ipod?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.
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.That has nothing to do with anything. You don't pay for OSX updates, why pay for an update for an ipod?
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.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?