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    Quote Originally Posted by Louisg View Post
    Will we ba able to download upgrades from iPad or will we have to connect to iiTunes?
    As already stated, it's always going to be through iTunes...because this is also where you back up your information. I'd rather do it that way, than attempt an on device download and have it screw up and lose everything.

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    All iPod Touch major updates are paid....all OSX major updates are paid...why would the iPad be any different? You don't pay a maintenance fee for the device to keep it readily up to date and Apple has no obligation to give you new features for free.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gentlefury View Post
    All iPod Touch major updates are paid....all OSX major updates are paid...why would the iPad be any different? You don't pay a maintenance fee for the device to keep it readily up to date and Apple has no obligation to give you new features for free.
    Well, except for iOS4, Mr. Jobs said that one was going to be free this time .

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    Quote Originally Posted by FrostyFire View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by gentlefury View Post
    All iPod Touch major updates are paid....all OSX major updates are paid...why would the iPad be any different? You don't pay a maintenance fee for the device to keep it readily up to date and Apple has no obligation to give you new features for free.
    Well, except for iOS4, Mr. Jobs said that one was going to be free this time .
    I haven't watched the keynote yet...I'm guessing because it is a major revision that will be needed for a lot of new apps to run...so if its free its guaranteed everyone will be up to date...its usually just user features.

    Snow Leopard was only $30 to entice new users since Tiger support is done and Leopard will be dead soon.

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    Maybe someone already mentioned this, but if not...

    I am OK with paying for updates that offer increased functionality, provided security/bug fixes and maintenance updates remain free.

    HOWEVER, I do NOT want to see Ads popping up in my OS apps as it sounds like they will be soon. While I love the user experience of Apple products, I am becoming increasing disturbed by Mr. Jobs business model of snookering you in on a paid product or service and then locking out the competition while force feeding unwanted advertising and leaving you only 2 options - opt in or stop using the product that you paid a premium for in the first place.

    Maybe my understanding is off base, but that's where I'm at.

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    I think the ads would only appear in Apps, and at this point I see more ads in the Jailbreak software than anywhere.

    I don't think you would have to stop using a device, just the 'free' app that has annoying ads in it.

    I typically delete an app the first time I find an ad in it, I have no problem paying for an ap, but will not tolerate ads in them.

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    I am not opposed to dropping $10 for further upgrades beyond OS 4.0

    Even software upgrades for desktops incur fees at some point. Apple OSx Leopard was only $29, MS is getting $69 - $114 for Windows 7 upgrade.
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    Ofcourse there had to be a fee for upgrading the software, but regardless it shouldn't matter because the next upgrades are going to make the iPad soo much better..

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    Things may have changed. When steve anounced the new iPhone 4 he said that they "came up with a way" to allow the new iOS 4 for all devices for free.

    iPod Touch devices used to be charged for major updates but now with the iOS devices being so popular and with the number of iPads sold apple may now be making all the future updates free just like they did with the iPhone.

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    That would work for me.


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