LCD Replacement, 2G or 3G ?!#@

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  1. helios16v macrumors regular

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    My friend has brought me her friends iPod Touch to get repaired, it came down to a new LCD and digitizer that need to be replaced.

    However! Which do I buy? I was reading online that the 2G and 3G iPod Touch look exactly the same visually, however this is the 8GB model which I found is actually the same model for both 2G and 3G.

    What I found online said that the 3G 8GB iPod Touch is actually just the 2G 8GB sold for less when the new 3G 32GB and 64GB were released.

    Can anyone confirm this for me? I just need to know, am I buying a 2G or 3G LCD and digitizer?

    Thanks
    -Ben
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    If it is a 8Gb model, then it uses 2G parts. Buy the 2G screen.
     
  3. helios16v thread starter macrumors regular

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  4. helios16v thread starter macrumors regular

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    Wrong.. I just got the screen today and it doesn't fit, the listing online said it's for a 2G iPod touch and the LCD connector is completely different from the original one in there so it won't plug in.

    I'm can confirm that the 8GB 3rd Generation iPod touch is in fact a 3rd Generation iPod touch.. it does NOT use 2nd Generation parts.

    Another 35 days shipping here I come..
     
  5. goosnarrggh macrumors 68000

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    If anything, the 8GB 3G iPod touch is a hybrid between the two. Jobs said that they had made some optimizations to reduce the cost of manufacture.

    However, it is absolutely certain that the 8GB 3rd generation iPod touch did not use the same RAM as the 16GB and 32GB models (128 MB instead of 256 MB), it did not use the same CPU as the 16GB and 32GB models (620 MHz ARM11 instead of 833 MHz ARM Cortex A8), and software-wise, it did not include the new accessibility features out of the box (such as Voice Control and VoiceOver), nor was it capable of running all the same sets of newer iOS versions as the 16GB and 32GB models (capped at 4.2.1, instead of 4.3.5 and iOS 5 beta).

    So, the statement that the 3rd generation 8GB iPod touch was identical to the 2nd generation iPod touch really depends on which audience you're talking to: If you're a consumer who just wants to know which features you'll be able to access with one model versus the other, then it is effectively true to say that the 2nd generation 8GB and the 3rd generation 8GB models are identical.

    But if you're interested in sourcing replacement parts for the device, you may find the two to be different simply because of the fact that Apple went through a cost reduction exercise which may have resulted in some parts being swapped out to improve efficiency, to eliminate the need to keep redundant stocks of multiple otherwise similar components, etc.
     
  6. Firestar macrumors 68020

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    There wasn't a 16GB 3rd gen.
     
  7. goosnarrggh macrumors 68000

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    Sorry. In my post above, please replace all instances of "16GB and 32GB" with "32GB and 64GB".
     

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