3G network support and the built-in GPS aren’t the only things that make the new iPhone “2.0.” Part of what makes the 3G iPhone the second generation of Apple’s handheld is the software that runs it.
The iPhone 2.0 software upgrade will be made available to all exisiting iPhone users for free, presumably via a software update through iTunes. iPod Touch users can also get in on the fun, but as with the last software update, theirs would have to come at a price.
Obviously, the 3G iPhone will come with iPhone 2.0 software out of the box, so that leaves only the first gen iPhone owners as well as the entitled iPod Touch owners. But while iPhone owners will be able to upgrade to it for free, iPod Touch users will have to pony up $9.95.
This isn’t really an unexpected move from Apple, but for sure at least a few people will still object over this matter. Well, at least it’s not as expensive as the last software update, where iPod Touch owners had to pay nearly $20 for the privilege.
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