do you think iPT 2G will support iOS 5?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by wordoflife, Oct 23, 2010.

  1. wordoflife macrumors 604

    wordoflife

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    Do you think the iPod Touch 2G (or the 8gb 3G - whatever you want to call it) will support iOS 5?

    It looks like they killed 4.0 on the 1st generation iPod Touch and 1st generation iPhone.

    Maybe Apple only wants to support 3 years of a device. (iOS 1,2,3 for original iPod Touch and iPhone)
    Its hard to tell whether they will support iOS 5 on the second generation devices (iPod Touch 2G, iPod Touch 8GB 3G, and iPhone 3G) or if they will kill support like they did with the original devices.

    My iPod Touch 2nd generation was purchased in July and came with 4.0. I wonder if they will support it or not because technically, I just got it during the summer and iOS 5 will probably be released before my warranty expires (and I can't see them discontinuing support for a device that still has warranty) but then at the same time, technically this iPod model has been out for three versions of iOS already (iOS 2,3, and 4) and they might just stop there (like they did with the original iPhone and iPod Touch).

    What do you think?
     
  2. Aero26 macrumors regular

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    I sincerely doubt it. We might get the bug fixes in those OS[es] at most. Anything big functionality wise, we'll either get half-assed or not at all.
     
  3. wordoflife thread starter macrumors 604

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    Thanks for reading my post :) I'm glad it wasn't as confusing as I thought.

    To be honest, I don't really care if I don't get whatever new features they might add, but I want to be able to download and update apps.

    On an unrelated note, my relatively new iPod Touch 8GB (2nd/3rd Gen) has multitasking enabled and backgrounds, and it runs like a cow compared to my 3GS. I can sacrifice the speed for Pandora though :p :) Looks like I'm still running 4.0, and 4.1 was suppose to address speed issues, so I should probably take a look into that.
     
  4. Nickmadkiller macrumors newbie

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    I believe it's possible that they will.At the same time though it's possible they won't either.
     
  5. Intell macrumors P6

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    The iPod Touch 2G (8Gb 3B) and iPhone 3G will not be supported in iOS 5+. Reason: 128Mb of RAM. Apple will go crazy with improvements because the slowest device will be the 3Gs, which is still quite snappy.
     
  6. wordoflife thread starter macrumors 604

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    That's what I'm thinking. If Apple wanted to follow the 3 iOS cycle per device, I technically only got my iPod touch 2G (8gb 3G) with iOS 4.0, so it would kind of stink if they didn't support iOS 5. I just cant see them not supporting a device if it still has warranty though. Mine should have warranty until the end of July, and normally iOS events are in the beginning of June and are released latest by early July.

    Apple *has* to support the 3GS because otherwise they would have totally screwed over the people who bought an 8GB 3GS a month or two before the iOS 5 event because those people would have signed a 2 year contract.

    I really just want app support, thats all. Forget the new features.
     
  7. Nickmadkiller macrumors newbie

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    If they do it would probably only be bug fixes.Though at the same time I doubt it.

    @ohaithar

    Do you happen to have a yahoo!,msn,or an aol account for Instant Messengers?

    That way I can add you.
     
  8. tablo13 macrumors 65816

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPod; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/532.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0.5 Mobile/8B117 Safari/6531.22.7)

    I really doubt it. They left iPT 2g out of the 4.2 airprint, so I doubt it.
     
  9. wordoflife thread starter macrumors 604

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    Thats a bummer. I feel bad for those who bought an 8GB iPod during the summer.
     
  10. Peterson8765 macrumors 6502a

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    I don't think they will, but that's Just Apple.
     
  11. goosnarrggh macrumors 68000

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    You won't even get bug fixes after iPOS 5 comes out.

    Evidence: The PDF exploit that led to jailbreakme.com is still unpatched in 1G iPod touch.

    [edit]The 'P' in iOS above was a total finger slip. I did not intend to write it. But now that I did, I like it, so I've decided to leave it in.[/edit]
     
  12. kuwisdelu macrumors 65816

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    I doubt it.

    I have a Touch 2g, too.

    The hardware of these devices is pretty limited, and it's improving very rapidly. It wasn't a good business decision to sell the 2g alongside the 3g as the lowest-end model, but I doubt how recently the device was sold will factor into the decision of whether to support it or not on iOS 5 at all. It'll be the hardware.

    It's *possible* they'll update the 2g and iPhone 3G to iOS 5 minus all the cool new features like they did with iOS 4..... But I think it's just as likely if not more so, they won't be supported.
     
  13. goosnarrggh macrumors 68000

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    It's pretty obvious to me that they've provided "major" OS version upgrades for 2 years from the date of last sale for any particular model, perhaps with limited introduction of new features as hardware capabilities or "other factors" dictate. And then they provide "minor" version updates to the last major OS version for the remainder of that OS's support lifecycle - ie until the release of the next "major" version.

    That's been the pattern followed so far with the 1st generation iPhone and 1st generation iPod touch. And I suspect it will continue to be the pattern for the iPhone 3G (sold alongside the iPhone 3GS for a while) and 2nd generation iPod touch (sold along the 3rd generation iPod touch for a while).
     

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