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Three months later, Apple sells iPod touch refurbs with OS 2.2

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By Jesse Hollington

Social Media & Software Editor, iLounge
Published: Monday, December 7, 2009
News Categories: Apple, iPod

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Three months following the release of iPhone OS 3.1 and the third-generation iPod touch, Apple is still selling refurbished iPod touch models with the older 2.2.1 iPhone OS installed, forcing users to pay for upgrades to get software that debuted in September. Unusually, the Apple Store page for the refurbished iPod touch does not explicitly state the version of the OS that is included with these models—an issue dating back months—while a small link is provided on the page to “Visit iTunes to buy the iPhone 3.1 Software Update for iPod touch.” Apple representatives have confirmed to iLounge as recently as today that refurbished models still ship with the older version of the iPhone OS, and that the $5 3.1 update must be purchased separately. Notably, new 8GB iPod touch units sold by Apple since September of this year use the same second-generation hardware, and do include the latest iPhone OS.

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1

And if you goto dell.com you can still buy machines in both the normal store and the outlet that have windows XP.  Remember that was the one before vista and before 7.

So whats your point

Posted by Jeff on December 7, 2009 at 3:01 PM (PDT)

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That’s nothing new.  Hell, they were giving out v1 iPod Touches as Airmiles rewards in Canada more than six months after the v2 Touches were released…and they shipped with iPhone OS 1.0 as well.

Posted by dave on December 7, 2009 at 3:05 PM (PDT)

3

But in dell.com they clearly tells you that you’re buyin a Windows XP or Vista OS. Here Apple doen’t tells you that you still need to buy the new OS that was reelesaed more than six months ago. If the update where free wouldn’t be an issue, but now if you buy an Ipod touch, the top of the Ipod scene for apple you’re forced to add $5 dollars more to have your phone with the last OS that still allows you to use the same software that Apple sells on their App store.

Maybe is not new, but is still unfair from Apple.

Posted by tavong on December 7, 2009 at 3:18 PM (PDT)

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To #1 - Yes, you can buy Windows XP at the Dell store. You also have to select it, and it generally costs extra.  I think a better comparison is Dell selling you Windows 3.1, not telling you, then offering to let you buy a newer version of Windows after you receive it and are very dissapointed.

This is nothing more than bait and switch from apple.

Posted by Jeff on December 8, 2009 at 6:40 PM (PDT)

5

Also, they seem to come with the older “Apple Earphones” rather than the newer “Apple Earphones with Remote and Mic” as all new touches are listed as coming with. So, $149 + $5 + $29 = $183, unless you were going to use different headphones anyway.

Posted by Ryan Gray on December 8, 2009 at 10:30 PM (PDT)

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