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Thursday, September 17, 2009

iPod Touch 3.1 at a Cheaper Price? How 3.0 Users got Ripped-Off

If you own an iPod touch (the non-cell phone brother of the iPhone), you know that Apple has been telling you to upgrade your software to the 3.0 and 3.1 versions in order to promote new features, such as copy and paste.

But what I don't understand is, why did I pay $9.99 for the 3.0 version upgrade and get the 3.1 upgrade version free...

while other people who are still using 2.0 or bought a new iPod Touch with 3.0 pre-installed are now being told that they can get the 3.1 version for $4.95?


That doesn't seem fair. While I appreciate Apple for giving me a free 3.1 upgrade for buying 3.0, I feel I've been financially ripped-off for this iPod software upgrade/update. 3.0 was on the market for a mere three months until 3.1 was released at a lower price.

I hope Apple decides to give an appropriate refund to people who paid the higher price, or give us future software upgrades at no cost to us.


Erik said...

Steve Jobs hates iPod touch users with the fiery heat of one thousand suns. Better get used to getting screwed.

Anonymous said...

3.0 contained new features, which under Sarbanes-Oxley (according to Apple) requires a few to be paid by the user. For whatever reason, because iPhone users pay a subscription, they can get the updates for free without fearing the wrath of the SEC.

Blame the Republicans!

fuyichin said...

Agree here. I spend 9.95 update to 3.0, and if I wait for another 2 weeks, I may get a 50% discount direct update to 3.1