So...will 4.2 be FREE for iPad users?

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  1. y2kgtp
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    What do you think? Previous major iOS updates were $9.99 for iPod Touch and free for the iPhones......(as iPhones were subsidized by AT&T)

    9.99$ x 8+ Million iPad owners is alot of revenue....
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    Knowing Apple and their ability to wring every dollar out of us, I would say $ to update.
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    Then again, what is another $9.99 when you spent $500+ min.....:D
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    Heck, I'm surprised that Apple doesn't charge you by the letter for typing on the damned thing...
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    I have never paid for an update.
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    There will no charge. iPods Touches were not charged for 4.x and Apple already said the update for iPads would be free. I'm surprised anyone thought otherwise.
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    That's good news then....
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    Seriously.
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    I had to pay $10 to get iOs 3.0 on my Ipod Touch. I think that is why some people were wondering if this update would be free.
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    Quick way to get 50-80 million.....depending on how many upgrade...
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    Yep. Then later on once you have milked that cow for all she's worth go ahead and make the upgrade free for everyone that wasn't a big enough sucker to pay in the first place.
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    The fee for iPods was disclosed when 3.0 was announced. They didn't wait till it was released.



    Michael
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    I understand that. However, rather than being dismissive by saying it is surprising anyone would think otherwise I can see why someone that doesn't have a chronological list in front of them regarding Apple's upgrades and pricing structure might ask the question. :)
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    It was announced on day one that the iPad would be a free update.
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    I'd be outraged. Google doesn't do that. Blackberry doesn't. Windows doesn't. And there is no charge for upgrades on my iMac accept of course going from leopard to snow leopard.
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    Actually every OS charges for major updates. 3.0 to 4.2 would be pretty much like Leopard to Snow Leopard. So technically if they didn't originally intend for the iPad to run 4.0 you would be paying for the update....and you will pay for 5.0 update...just like you will pay for Lion and you will pay for Windows 8.
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    True. We were being dismissive. At least I was. Kinda.


    Sorry!

    I did ask my daughter if she ever paid for updates on her iPod and and she said no.
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    The main reason I was surprised was because Apple said explicitly during the 4.2 announcement that it was free. Not surprised so much by the OP but the reply or two assuming it was going to cost.

    (Yes I am pissed today because I thought there was some great new thing from iTunes and all we got was the Beatles. Peachy. :( )



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    Really!!?? They never cost me anything! I guess I got lucky. ;)
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    My understanding is the first major upgrade on each device is free. the next you pay for.

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