What a joke

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Jun 22, 2009

What a joke by Trolly at 6:42 AM (1,661 Views / 0 Likes) 19 replies

  1. Trolly
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    I just plugged in my iPod Touch 2nd Gen, to be met by a screen telling me to use the newest update I need to pay £5.99.
    Wait, what? I HAVE TO PAY FOR THEM TO UPDATE MY IPOD?
    It's not even a good update FFS, but I'm severely irritated if this is Apple's strategy for all forthcoming updates [​IMG].
     
  2. Reaper

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    Solution to pricey games=solution to pricey updates [​IMG]


    arr
     
  3. Law

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    This is a new thing? I thought they'd already done that before. But iirc the firmware was free for the iPhone, but you had to pay to use it on the iPod Touch.
     
  4. Maktub

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    WTF???

    That sucks!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    Arr, matey, that is because iPhone users' bill partly goes to Apple so they make way more money off of them. [​IMG]
     
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    can i ask about if the ipod updates prices are incremental for each update even I have skipped versions., Say if i skipped this update and apply the next one, am i charged for the prices of 2 updates or 1?
     
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    lol,

    another plus for the G1, android updates will always be free [​IMG]
     
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    Arr, I can't believe this salty sea dog is not picking up all my piracy references [​IMG]


    No lol
     
  9. Maz7006

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    There's a taste of some Apple love for ya [​IMG]

    I dunno, i never got the hang around the whole 'i' series from Apple, i.e. iPod, iPhone etc etc.

    Waste of time, money, and everything.
     
  10. Flame

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    no? for real, didnt know APPL£ like money so much, wat next a pc that cost 50% more than other PCs because its iCOOL.
     
  11. Overlord Nadrian

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    Should've bought a Sansa from SanDisk. [​IMG]
     
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    And if u quit your iPod I will take it off your hands free of charge. You jsut pay shipping [​IMG]
     
  13. DarkRey

    Member DarkRey still transfoooorming.... with sum lags!

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    you can always get them for free (google it) [​IMG]
     
  14. Agjsdfd

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    Whats coming next?

    Pay as you Go iPod?
    You gotta pay to listen to YOUR songs!
     
  15. ENDscape

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    Well you do have to pay to get your songs. Its called buying, unless you do the other kind of "buying" [​IMG]
     
  16. Agjsdfd

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    What I actually meant was pay per minute( like using a phone) to listen to the songs you OWE and already have on the iPod.

    you never know man..
     
  17. DarkRey

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    this was already done on previous updates
    only the small updates are free, you have to pay for the major updates
     
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    Think of it as going from XP to Vista. Do you all throw a wobbly because you have to pay for Vista? No.
     
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    Well it's not really the same thing.... Win 7 is a whole new os, but the ipod touch updates are only updates not a new os.
     
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    isn't that for the 3.0 update? they did the same thing for the 2.0 update. but they don't charge for the updates inbetween(such as 2.10->2.2).
     

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