Ipod question, need a quick answer

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  1. ima_pseudonym macrumors member

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    Sorry if this has been discussed recently, but a did search and couldn't find a definitive answer:

    Do the new ipod accessories work on the 2nd generation ipods that ship with a dock (e.g. the 15g ipod)?

    Thanks
     
  2. tomf87 macrumors 65816

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    They should. They just require a dock connector and the first gen didn't have one, so 2G and 3G should be fine.

    I think they just upgraded drives from 2G to 3G.
     
  3. Icekey macrumors member

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    I thought the dock ports were only for the 3rd Gen iPods?
     
  4. tomf87 macrumors 65816

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    This brings up a question that's been circling in my mind. Here's how I thought the generations worked:

    1st Gen : iPods with touch/scroll wheels with buttons around wheel
    2nd Gen : iPods with new touch buttons
    3rd Gen : iPods with new touch buttons (20GB, 40GB)

    or is it:

    1st Gen : iPods with scroll wheel
    2nd Gen : iPods with touch wheel and push buttons
    3rd Gen : iPods with touch wheel and touch buttons

    Does anyone know for sure?
     
  5. DTphonehome macrumors 68000

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    It is the latter. If the new accessories require dock connectors, then the 2nd Gen wont work with them. Gen 2 only has firewire connectivity.

    --DT
     
  6. ima_pseudonym thread starter macrumors member

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    It is confusing. The 15G ipod has the touch buttons and ships with a "dock connector to firewire cable" and a dock. But all the descriptions of the accessories I have seen say for 3rd gen. ipod. Did the dock connector perhaps change between 2nd and 3rd rev.?

    I am hoping for a quick answer since refurbed 15g ipods are on sale at compusa again for 250. Very nice when compared to the 399 for the current 20g, but they will likely sell out quickly.
     
  7. ckwm macrumors member

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    Yeah - I find this confusing too.

    I thought it was:

    1Gen - Scroll Wheel with buttons around it
    2Gen - Touch wheel with buttons around it
    3Gen - Touch wheel with buttons in a line above

    In other words, the generations are to do with changes to the user interface and not the hard drive.

    But then again....
     
  8. tomf87 macrumors 65816

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    If all is correct with the gen's discussed above, then all iPod's with a dock connector are 3rd Gen.
     
  9. ima_pseudonym thread starter macrumors member

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  10. ckwm macrumors member

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    Oh man I feel so guilty. There you are just wanting a plain 'YES' so you can go an get your iPod and I'm wasting your time blabbering on about generations!
     

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