One of the reasons why Apple didn’t really open up iTouch 3rd-party apps to the public was because it wanted to make money from it. This was made clear when it recently introduced new apps like the Mail, Google Maps, Stocks, Weather, and Notes then charged early adopters $19.99 for it.
It’s no wonder majority of iPhone/iPod Touch users resort to hacking/jailbreaking (including me) their units just to get their dose of app-nirvana. But then, I also like to have the native apps. So, when version 1.1.3 came out, I updated the software on my iPod Touch hoping I could get the new apps and shell out the needed $19.99 for it.
Turns out Apple doesn’t like my $20 bucks because I’m in the Philippines. iTunes does not support this part of the region. My guess is that it’s still partly due to the fact that Asia (in general) is a high risk fraud region (on credit cards).
So now, Apple doesn’t get my 20 bucks. I don’t have my new 5 apps and we’re both at a loss.
P.S. If you really want an iTunes account, you can follow this hack on how to go around the regional and credit card limitations.