price differences in the ipod touch

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by TAB94, May 25, 2010.

  1. macrumors newbie

    May 25, 2010
    I went to amazon to look for a ipod touch
    and the 1st (oldest ) is more expensive than the 2nd why is is all so confusing to me...what should i be buying ..... i am just looking to buy the 8gb.
  2. macrumors 68000


    Sep 9, 2009
    Where the fresh snow don't go.
    Ahh...don't get the first generation lol. Get the 3rd generation.

    iPod Touch 8gb = 180-199. 32gb = 270-299. 64gb = *** - *** lol.

    The first and second generation has a slower processor than the 3rd. Adding a little more (roughly $50) could get you more outta of it. 3rd also includes external speaker ;]
  3. macrumors 6502a

    Jan 20, 2008
  4. macrumors 6502

    Oct 16, 2009
  5. macrumors 65816


    Apr 22, 2009
    uh, well.
    first of all.
    the guy means internal speakers, not external.
    and both the 2nd and 3rd gen have built in speakers.
    there's no real difference between the 2nd gen and the 3rd gen.
    i don't even know why there is a 3rd gen.
  6. thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 25, 2010
    thank you

    Why is it then that the 1st generation is $244 and the newest model is $178. Why does it have the iphone software? should i wait a bit do you think the price will come down?:rolleyes:
  7. thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 25, 2010

    Right now all i can afford is the 8 gb.....i worry about buying refurbished stuff that is electronic. Has anyone else bought a refurbished one?:confused: i see it says windows xp or they work with windows 7?
  8. macrumors member

    Nov 5, 2004
    Mountain View, CA
    there is going to be a flood of 8gb ipod touches on craigslist soon. the free ipod with a mac promotion floods the market. I'm sure you'll be able to pick up a brand new one for $150 soon.
  9. macrumors member

    Feb 13, 2006
    For the 8gb model, yes the only difference between 2nd and 3rd gen is the software version loaded. But the 3rd gen 32 & 64GB models have more RAM, faster CPU and better GPU than the 2nd gen touch.
  10. macrumors member

    Feb 13, 2006
    You can't go wrong with the apple store refurbs, comes with the same warranty as new. Also, it works just fine with Windows 7. Just make sure to have the latest version of iTunes installed.
  11. thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 25, 2010

    Thanks for all the help with my questions....i am so eager to get one.....thinking of all the apps i can download. i have a ds, but this will be way cooler....has anyone bought the extended warranty, is it worth it?
    Thanks again:D
  12. macrumors 6502a

    Jan 20, 2008
    Not really. If there is a serious technical problem with the device, it will be immediately recognizable. It is possible for issues to develop, but if the device is properly cared for, you shouldn't have to have it replaced.

    The most common issues with these devices is shattered screens and water damage, neither of which are covered by AppleCare.

    Most MacRumors members agree that Apple's refurbished products are just as good as new ones. Apple replaces the casing, battery, and any faulty parts before reselling the device. They also include a USB cable, unopened earphones and the same warranty as a new product.

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