Ipod touch 1st to second gen. upgrade

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by Pokerking98, Mar 24, 2009.

  1. Pokerking98 macrumors newbie

    Mar 24, 2009
    I currently have an ipod touch first generation. I was wondering, if I brought this to the mac store would i get a free second gen. upgrade? Or do I need to buy a whole new itouch?
  2. SaSaSushi macrumors 68040


    Aug 8, 2007
    Takamatsu, Japan
    It would be a wonderful world to live in indeed if every time a new revision of a product was released all you had to do was go to the store with your old model for a free trade-in.

    In the real world that's a pretty poor business model.

    Yes, you have to buy a new one. :p
  3. fishface17 macrumors member

    Jun 15, 2008
    Dude, it's like saying you are going to take your xbox to the store and exchange it for an xbox 360 for free.
  4. Davy.Shalom macrumors 6502


    Dec 23, 2008
    You would have to buy a new one. If you turned yours in they may give you a very small discount on a new one, but that is about it.
  5. flyfish29 macrumors 68020


    Feb 4, 2003
    New HAMpshire
    This thread needs to be put to bed!

    Gotta go.....Jeep just came out with a new redesigned Wrangler and I need to trade my '98 model in!!:rolleyes:
  6. creon macrumors 6502

    Mar 19, 2009
  7. sjleworthy macrumors 65816


    Dec 5, 2008
    Penarth, Wales, UK
    it's like upgrading your wife - costs a fortune :(
  8. PMB macrumors 65816


    Nov 7, 2007
    New York
    When the 2nd gen iPod touch came out, i called apple and asked the same question

    They offered 10% off from their recycling program. but besides that, they make you buy a new one.
  9. streather macrumors newbie

    Mar 25, 2009
    best thing to do would be sell it, use the money you make and put that towards the newer ipod touch :)
  10. DHarrisDBS34 macrumors regular

    Dec 15, 2008
    Yeah you could probably get $100 to $150 on ebay for it. That's a good portion of the way to 2nd gen. It's not enough to justify an upgrade though I don't think.
  11. gan6660 macrumors 65816


    Aug 18, 2008
    Why in the world would they give you a free upgrade.
  12. queshy macrumors 68040


    Apr 2, 2005
    the gen 2 isn't that much better anyway. just keep it, or sell it if you don't want it.
  13. saberahul macrumors 68040

    Nov 6, 2008
    My suggestion would be to wait for the 3G when it comes out.

    Luckily my iPod 1G had a problem and I was able to get a gift card worth $400 (16GB iPod Touch 1G) out of which $300 was used for the 2G and the rest in groceries. It would be great if the same happened when the 3G comes out- or I can do it intentionally but that is unethical.

    Edit: I forgot to mention... I bought my iPod at Sam's Club.

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