iPod Touch and Skype - 2nd Gen or 3rd Gen w/ iOS4?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by mattspeed3, Jul 9, 2010.

  1. mattspeed3 macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2009
    #1
    For background, I'm going to take advantage of Apple's Free iPod deal for students and upgrade my 5 year old iPod/iBook setup. I'm primarily interested in using the Touch as a cheapo wifi phone.

    Specifically regarding Skype, are there any compelling reasons to shell out the extra $100 or so for the 3rd Gen Touch? I'd love to hear anyone's experienced opinion as to whether Skype is practically/usefully operable (I will be on a wifi campus most of the next two years, so connectivity is not an issue) on the 2nd gen if I purchase mic'd earphones, and whether iOS4 adds any benefits to the mix.

    I've never owned a Touch before, so when other threads mention issues with sleep and some options to deal with it, I can't really envision workarounds. Ultimately, I guess it would be useful to know which of the two models is most set-up for use with Skype (apart from one coming with a mic).

    Thanks!
     
  2. avit macrumors regular

    avit

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2010
    Location:
    Over there
    #2
    you should actually wait until the new iPod touch is announced early this September. chance are it'll have a mic. But definitely buy the macbook now ;)
     
  3. Nassifer macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2008
    #3
    same as MattSpeed 3

    I did just that then i upgraded to ios 4 and then all hell went loose I can not use the skype app, and now I can not use the ipod for what I wanted to do so till there is a fix I have a paperweight. I want to downgrade to the previous os but do not know how and apple says it will not do it, it is a firmware update.

    good luck and keep me posted if you find a work around.
     
  4. liamkp macrumors 68020

    liamkp

    Joined:
    May 29, 2010
    #4
    Paperweight FTW!

    1. Go to http://www.felixbruns.de/iPod/firmware/
    2. Download the 3.1.2 file.
    3. Then you can try to upgrade to 3.1.3
     
  5. Mugwumper macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2008
    Location:
    Palmdale, CA
    #5
    Works for me . . .

    When I first tried Skype, it gave me a message that said it wasn't supported
    with this version of iOS. But then I tried again, and everything worked fine.

    Try restoring the iPod?
     

Share This Page