OS 3.0 – A Glimpse Through Apple’s Recent History (or why we should not have to pay for iPhone updates)

news-os30-03Just hours ago, iPhone OS 3.0 was unleashed onto the App Store with prices starting at USD 9.99$. Packed with many great ‘new’ features, the software is bound to stay a top download until current Touch and iPhone users have finished the update cycle or upgraded to newer hardware. Spotlight, cut/copy/paste, landscape editing, bluetooth, MMS, voice memo, iTunes account managing/redeeming, etc. – all are great reasons to update to a new point release, however, Apple have only really taken the blinders from the platform rather than added anything to our beloved devices.

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Apple Giveth and Apple Taketh Away Again – OS 3.0 comes and goes for Japanese iPods

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Appbank’s blog noted that 3.0 was available for download earlier today which was promptly eaten up by its administrator for 1200円. After paying out the goodly amount and updating, however, the iPod Touch remained with version 2.2. This is not an isolated report. At least three people at Appbank received news that 3.0 had debuted. After downloading however, their iPods also showed that 2.2, not 3.0 was installed.

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