For The Record: iPod Touch 1.1.3 Updage and the new Apps

For the record the update to 1.1.3 of the iPod Touch firmware is free so I’d guess that the coming third party apps will not require the $20 fee to be able to run. I’m willing to put money on the fact that Apple will make you have to pay for every app, at least a nominal fee, and have an option for app makers to set the price to determine their take. I have not upgraded to the new firmware, which also means that I have not and can not install the new apps. I’m holding out until the 1.1.3 has been jailbroken or third party apps are available, oh and also until Apple drops the $20 fee for their apps. This will likely happen, if you haven’t heard, in true Apple FanBoy fashion, there is a petition to Apple to have them drop the fee which, lets face it, they really should be free! For now I’m taking this advise from Lifehacker and getting most of the functionality of the apps for free.