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Apple iPad: Want an OS upgrade? Pay up first

Some interesting news to bring to all of you looking to pick up an Apple iPad, as we are hearing reports that Apple will be charging customers for ‘major’ upgrades to the operating system.

As reported from ITProPortal, Apple are planning to release the first major iPad OS upgrade for free, but after that, customers may be shocked to find out that charges will apply for future updates.

Other than Apple making even more money from each customer, I don’t see any benefits from this move. Paying for firmware updates will not go down to well with customers we feel.

Don’t forget that this isn’t the first time Apple has gone down this route. They charged iPod Touch customers $10 to upgrade to iPhone OS 3.0, so we could see a similar move with the iPad.

We want your feedback on this. Are you willing to pay for future iPad OS updates?

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Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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