Aren't these exactly the same?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by ajones46, Feb 24, 2010.

  1. ajones46 macrumors 6502

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    I thought that the new 8GB model of the iPod touch was the exact same as the previous generation one, they only dropped the price, so why would there be a price difference for the refurbished models....? I also didn't know that the older model had a better battery?
     

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  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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  3. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    I'd think the differences in specs in the screenshot would clue you in that there is some sort of difference. Note the 30 vs 36 hour music playback spec.
     
  4. ajones46 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    My girlfriend has the previous generation Touch and it does has bluetooth. I could have swore that they kept everything exactly the same, just dropped the 8 GB model to the $199 price point?
     
  5. tadad1 macrumors 6502a

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    Technically they are both the same but have slight differences, they are both bluetooth capable the current model straight out of the box but the 2nd gen comes loaded with OS 2.1 which is pre-bluetooth so you will have to upgrade to OS 3.0 or later to enable bluetooth functionality.

    The current model also uses the new bootROM which at present only to use a tethered jailbreak, so the 2nd gen is better if you are interested in jailbreaking.
     
  6. ajones46 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ah, now that makes sense. Did anyone else know that the battery life had been reduced for the current gen?
     
  7. na1577 macrumors 6502a

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    I find it interesting that they're charging $20 more for less battery life and $5 software. (3.1.3)
     

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