Together with the launch of the iPhone 3G, Apple also released the iPhone 2.0 Software for the iPhone and the iPod Touch. Though it’s a free upgrade for iPhone users, there’s a $9.95 price for iPod Touch owners. So I forked out the $9.95 to see what this update and the App Store is all about.
You will need the new iTunes 7.7 in order to download and install the iPhone 2.0 Software Update which is over 200MB. Your iPhone/Ipod Touch will be restored to factory settings when the new software updates. After your unit is reset, the additional are installed and ready to use — Stocks, Maps, Mail and the App Store.
The App Store can be accessed via iTunes or directly into your iPhone or iPod Touch where you buy and download games or other apps. Some will cost you just $0.99 while others can go as high as $9.99 like the popular game MonkeyBall.
Of course, there will be free apps too. The ones I’d recommend are — Remote, NetNewsWire, eReader, Facebook, To Do, Phone Saber and Twitterific.
I think the $9.95 was well worth it. I’m pretty stoked thinking I could get more out of the App Store if I had an iPhone.