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Apple releases iPhone OS 3.2 SDK Golden Master

updated 08:45 pm EDT, Mon March 29, 2010

Firmware paired with licensing agreement

Apple on Monday released the iPhone OS 3.2 SDK GM (Golden Master), which will serve as the final version of the kit. Developers can also now download the official iPad 3.2 firmware and corresponding licensing agreement. The agreement hints at terms for future firmware upgrades.

"Apple will provide you any iPad OS software updates that it may release from time to time, up to and including the next major iPad OS software release following the version of iPad OS software that originally shipped from Apple on your iPad, for free," the agreement reads.

While iPhone owners have been permitted to download every major firmware update at no charge, the iPod touch requires a modest fee for similar downloads. The iPad appears to balance both models, providing one major revision at no cost but charging for further updates.




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  1. Jeronimo2000

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +1

    What rock have you been under?

    "the iPod touch requires a modest fee for similar downloads" - no it doesn't. This has been changed a while ago, and the iPod touch firmware upgrade is now free as well.

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +2

    upgrades

    But everyone said iPod upgrades were due to accounting rules. Since accounting rules have changed for the iPhone, should they not change for the iPod or iPad?

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +3

    Or

    Here's a crazy idea. Apple could just come out and clearly specify what their plans are, rather than have people try to infer or interpret stupid license agreement language that is written by lawyers.

  1. Geobunny

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +1

    Re Jeronimo2000

    The iPod Touch update is most definitely still a paid-for upgrade. I just dug mine out of the cupboard and plugged it in and was instantly prompted to buy the upgrade at £2.99. I then looked at it in the US store and it wants $4.95 for the upgrade to OS 3.x

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