Apple appears to now be offering the iPhone 3.0 Software Update free to iPod touch users running the iPhone 2.0 Software Update.

Pocket Gamer's Tracy Erickson notes that an older iPod touch updated without the request for a fee. Apple had charged customers £5.99 at launch last year, and then £2.99.

"Syncing a second generation iPod touch today with an older version of the software prompted me to accept the free upgrade. How exciting," Tracy writes.

"Just as when asked to download and install the latest firmware on an iPhone, iTunes simply asks for confirmation - no signing in to pay for the software."

As Pocket Gamer notes, this is good news for iPod touch gamers reluctant to upgrade due to the additional fee, which iPhone users didn't have to pay.