I don't reckon there is any reasoning they could put forward that isn't going to come off as either completely lame or arrogant or shades of both. It's another b*tch-slap for early adopters after just a few months. Not good PR at all ...I would really like to hear their reasoning for this nonsense.
are they gonna charge us iPhone users for cut&paste when (if) they implement it?
no kidding... kinda makes those a bit difficult to sell... maybe Apple will just take them back from retailers... of course, they're under no obligation to. What's most likely to happen is the retailers will end up selling them to customers that don't know any better.I certainly have to agree that it's treading on principles that Apple used to hold so high. They realized the backlash they got form iPhone users after the price drop so I don't see how they cannot expect the same from Touch owners. I can understand if they raised the price on all new Touch purchases by $20 but they're definitely not doing that. Question though, say that an Apple store or other retailer had a Touch in stock prior to MacWorld but before the update, would it cost the new buyer $20 even though it's brand new and after the software release?
Oh, I know - I still think it's ridiculous. At this rate, even Microsoft (who seem to have the marketing flair of a lump of coal) might figure out they should maybe run some 'hitting back' ads touting how Apple despises early adopters ...well that's only because of the price protection... nothing to do with conceding to being jackasses.