You’ll have to pay for iPad OS Upgrade

Apple has started to expand the Golden Master version of the iPhone OS 3.2 SDK to developers and it has also at the same time posted two new files to their servers:

Google Ads:

– iPad1,1_3.2_7B367_Restore.ipsw – for iPad’s firmware regeneration; do you want to download ?
– iPadDocumentation_3.2.ipd – provides the end-user licensing agreement for the iPad software; do you want to download ?

The iPad licensing software provides the legal documentation which enables usage of Apple’s software, Google Maps and YouTube videos. It also lets out one interesting aspect of Apple’s plans for iPad OS updates:

‘Apple will provide you any iPad OS software updates that it may release from time to time, up to and including the next major iPad OS software release following the version of iPad OS software that originally shipped from Apple on your iPad, for free. For example, if your iPad originally shipped with iPad 3.x software, Apple would provide you with any iPad OS software updates it might release up to and including the iPad 4.x software release. Such updates and releases may not necessarily include all of the new software features that Apple releases for newer iPad models.’

Simply put, the first iPad owners will use the first free firmware only until the moment iPad OS 5 appears because you may have to pay for it.

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