iPod Touch update strategy not as bad as I thought

After feeling outraged at Apple a few days ago about their update strategy for the iPod Touch, it turns out that the firmware update is free while it is only the new applications that you need to pay for. So if you don’t need E-mail, Notes, Maps, Weather or Stock, you are not forced to buy the core and get fixes to the core functionality of the device. So maybe Apple is not so devilish after all.