iPod touch Multitasking on iPod 3g 8GB?

Boots-

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Will there be multitasking for the iPod gen3 (8GB model)? I mean it is a third generation, but it is similar to the 2nd generation is it not? So will this one support multitasking?
 

Nobylspoon

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Will there be multitasking for the iPod gen3 (8GB model)? I mean it is a third generation, but it is similar to the 2nd generation is it not? So will this one support multitasking?
Yes, the 3rd Gen will allow multitasking with OS4 but not the 2nd Gen.
 

tadad1

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Not on the 8GB model as it is basically the 2nd gen touch and does not have the necessary hardware.
 

Boots-

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No. The 8GB is still a 2G in terms of hardware. Only the 32/64GB models got upgraded processors and graphics chipsets.
DAMN! Just bought the thing too. But I guess I can wait until the contract on my phone is up, and then i'll just get an iPhone. Oh well. Thanks for helping me out!
 

Muncher

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No. The 8GB is still a 2G in terms of hardware. Only the 32/64GB models got upgraded processors and graphics chipsets.
I think the hardware in question is more memory than anything else. The 3G touch and 3GS have 256MB of memory as opposed to the 128MB of the 2G touch and other previous models.
 

SnowLeopard2008

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I think the hardware in question is more memory than anything else. The 3G touch and 3GS have 256MB of memory as opposed to the 128MB of the 2G touch and other previous models.
But more importantly, the processor driving the 3rd gen is much more powerful than the one driving the 2nd gen.
 

iThinkergoiMac

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I really wish Apple had included the updated hardware in the 3G 8GB model. Mostly because it would eliminate so much confusion. There's really no such thing as a 3rd Gen 8 GB Touch, and yet there is...
 

flight

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I have the 32GB 3rd-gen touch and while I'm happy to have the ability to purchase the upgrade to iPhone OS 4, I still think the 8GB would have been good enough since I'm only using about 3.5GB. I really was just wanting a mobile browser, calendar, email, Instapaper, and Kindle device.

Don't feel bad, 8GB "3rd-gen" owners. You still have a great mini computer.