Final version of iPhone OS 3.2 and SDK is available for download. If you have pre-ordered your iPad then you will be using this build of OS 3.2 on your iPad on April 3rd. Moreover according to the legal documentation of iPad, as an iPad user you will be eligible for FREE iPhone OS 4.0 update on your iPad whenever it will arrive in near future. However this offer will not applicable to further OS updates like iPhone OS 5.0.
iPhone SDK 3.2 GM Seed is now available. Starting today, all iPad apps submitted must be built using this release.
Apple released iPhone OS 3.2 and iTunes 9.1 few days before the shipment of iPad on April 3rd so that people may get familiar with the new features in iTunes and developers may finalize their iPad apps according to the final version of iPhone SDK 3.2.
Here is a scrap from iPad licensing agreement:
Apple will provide you any iPad OS software updates that it may release from time to time, up to and including the next major iPad OS software release following the version of iPad OS software that originally shipped from Apple on your iPad, for free. For example, if your iPad originally shipped with iPad 3.x software, Apple would provide you with any iPad OS software updates it might release up to and including the iPad 4.x software release. Such updates and releases may not necessarily include all of the new software features that Apple releases for newer iPad models.
Note that iPod Touch users will have to pay for every major OS update while iPhone owners have received their updates for free. The reasoning behind this policy has been blamed on legal accounting requirements.
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