“According to numbers compiled by online advertiser Chitika, only 55 percent of iPod touch users have paid the fee to upgrade their devices to OS 3.0 or higher. Nearly 95 percent of iPhone users have made the free upgrade,” Brian Garner reports for AppleInsider. “These numbers were based on the sampling of traffic across the Chitika advertising network.
“Apple released iPhone Software 3.0 in June, adding MMS, cut/copy/paste, landscape keyboard, and Spotlight Search among others. To upgrade the iPod touch’s OS, one must pay $5 to $10, depending on the time at which they purchased the device,” Garner reports.
Full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Those 5% of iPhone users who haven’t upgraded are either app developers who need to test their apps for iPod touch users or they own a Gateway.
If you install the iPhone 3.1 Software Update for iPod touch, you’ll get every previous update, including the following features:
• App Store
• Contacts search
• Mail improvements
• Podcast downloading from the iTunes Store
• Parental Controls
• Shake to Shuffle
• Safari improvements
• Home screen shortcut
• New languages
• Autocorrect on/off
• Landscape Keyboard
• Multicalendar capability
How to install:
1. Make sure you are using the latest version of iTunes and connect your iPod touch to your computer.
2. When iTunes opens, select your iPod touche under Devices in the Source List on the left.
3. In the Summary pane, click Check for Update.
4. Click Download and Install (US$4.95). Do not disconnect your iPod touch until the update has finished.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “James W.” for the heads up.]