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[APPS] Answers to your questions regarding the App Pack costing $20

Posted by Jody Mitoma on January 17, 2008

They aren’t doing it because they’re trying to make money (well, maybe they are, because they didn’t have to ‘sell it’ for $20.00USD!..).

According to, Apple must comply with a specific law that was passed back in 2002.

Here is what they had to say:

The $20 iPod Touch Update

There were audible groans in the keynote hall when Jobs announced that the iPod Touch update costs $20. That’s an interesting difference between the Touch and the iPhone. One reason, I think, is that unlike with iPhones, Apple is not accounting for iPod Touches on a subscription bases — so they have to charge something to add features in order to comply with Sarbanes-Oxley. But they could charge something less than $20. I wonder how frequently Apple plans to offer $20 feature upgrades to Touch owners.

No wonder…


– Jody Mitoma


2 Responses to “[APPS] Answers to your questions regarding the App Pack costing $20”

  1. Peter said

    I still say that this is bullshit! They didn’t have to charge iPod video owners when they added the feature to watch iTunes purchased movies on the go, so why do they need to charge us for new features?

  2. Jody Mitoma said

    I wish I had an answer to that… It seems a little odd to me as well.

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