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

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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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