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07-20-2010, 10:32 AM #1
Apple Will Most Likely Not Charge for iOS 4 iPad Upgrade
This one may seem like a no-brainer, but Apple Insider today pointed yet again to a persistent rumor that has plagued the forthcoming arrival of iOS 4 for the iPad. It's a rumor-mill original that has been around since the operating system (and its name-change) were officially unveiled in late spring. The allegation maintains that Apple is not only considering, but planning to make iPad owners upgrade to the iPad iOS 4 later this fall (at a price) upon its release.
Just today, Stuff.TV blasted the rumor to the tech community yet again with a headline reading "Apple to charge for iPad iOS 4 upgrade." The "source" indicates to the website that Apple's plan is, indeed, "definite." Then again, how many "definite" moves by Apple have been hyped in theory without ever manifesting in reality?
As if it wasn’t bad enough having to wait months to get the iOS 4 update on the iPad, Stuff.tv can reveal that Apple now plans to charge for the software bump.
If there is, however, any vestige of truth to this report, it could be that future iPad iOS upgrades will come at a charge, as nothing is guaranteed in writing by Apple behind the iOS 4's iPad unveiling. Of course, that potential move would represent a stark contrast to Apple's usual operating procedure in rolling out software updates for hardware owners, although many of us will recall in displeasure certain cost-added software releases for the iPod touch.
Last edited by Michael Essany; 07-20-2010 at 11:17 AM.
07-20-2010, 10:40 AM #2
After paying £429 for my iPad apple can get f**k if they think I'm paying for a update I will just wait for some clever mods to crack it like they did with the iPod touch and 2.0
07-20-2010, 10:44 AM #3
iPod touch finally got free update. Now Apple will take the advantage of the ipad's users. iPad users is not gonna be happy about this.
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07-20-2010, 10:47 AM #4
Are you kidding? It's like Windows charing me for Service Pack 2, what kind of crap is that?Don't forget to hit the thanks button if you liked what I said or did
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07-20-2010, 10:48 AM #5
Not to worried...just wait till a ipsw comes down from someone else and upgrade for free
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07-20-2010, 10:52 AM #6
Guys... this is like 2 months away from being released! Stop complaining about a rumor.
07-20-2010, 11:07 AM #7
I believe if you read the purchase/license agreement - all iPad users are entitled to one free major OS upgrade. Every iPad user will receive an upgrade to 4.0 free. Please update the post accordingly.Send iPhone System Log: Via any Intelliborn App -> Click Help / FAQs/ Support -> Scroll to bottom and click on red text at bottom.
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07-20-2010, 11:08 AM #8
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07-20-2010, 11:33 AM #10
They normally charge for big software updates, I was surprised they didn't for 4.0 on the IPhone
07-20-2010, 11:55 AM #11
i paid $1299 for my MacBook Pro and i still get charged for major Mac OS X releases. Why should iOS be any different beyond the first free upgrade as noted in the license agreement?
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07-20-2010, 12:39 PM #15
If apple charged to upgrade to 4.0 would that mean it'd be unfair for them to have apps in the appstore that require 4.0? Just wondering
07-20-2010, 12:40 PM #16
this will suck for ipad users but i am sure they will still upgrade anyway
07-20-2010, 12:54 PM #17
read the agreement idiots, it's free for the next update. plus I bought a $2000 computer form apple but I'm going to have to pay for 10.7. Life isn't free. get over it.
07-20-2010, 12:59 PM #18
07-20-2010, 01:39 PM #19
It gives apple wiggle room to either charge or put the for free stamp on it, we all know apple doesnt charge like Microsoft does so I don't see that being an argument, just look at the running systems, Next if they were to charge for 4.0 I couldn't see it costing that much. who knows for sure....
07-20-2010, 01:47 PM #20
Some people are pretty clueless.
Apple already announced iOS 4 for iPad is free in one of the keynote speeches.