New Ipod 16gb 1gen or 8gb 2gen

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by Orlykthxbai, Dec 28, 2008.

  1. Orlykthxbai macrumors newbie

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    well bestbuy has a sale on 16gb first gen which would be 229 or i could get 8gb 2nd gen for same price.my friend told me about jailbreaking so you could get free games which is only avalbile for 1st gen right?im not to sure i care for external speaker would be just like the PsP right?they are somewhat quiet.is there a noticable difference in battery life?
     
  2. ThunderBull4 macrumors 6502

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    Well there have been many complaints about the battery life on the 2nd gens, so I wouldn't count that as a benefit. IMO jailbreaking is worth it, also you get another 8 gigs
     
  3. maclook macrumors 65816

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    i dont think i could live without the speaker on my 2g touch. for convenience sake, i can listen to songs/youtube/game music without having to worry about having a pair of ear buds. it really makes that much difference to me. qualitys fine...if it had really great sound quality that would just be obnoxious to people nearby.

    i dont know about the 1g's battery life but i can go a few of days without charging my 2g touch. i would prefer a 8gb 2gen over the 16gb 1gen (though I have a 16gb 2gen). i didnt jailbreak mine but i still have some pretty good free games on my touch...i trust the app store :p
     
  4. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    If you are a jailbreak fan, then the 1st generation. I know that eventually the second generation will be jailbroken but as of now, it has not been. The speaker is negligible imho. And the screen of the 2nd generation has a yellowish tint to it compared to the 1st generation.
     
  5. Muncher macrumors 65816

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    The 2g battery life is better than 1g. The screen of the 2g is "warmer," something apple has been trying to phase in. Everyone I know has gotten used to it and people say it looks much better than the 1st generation's screen.
     
  6. bagnag macrumors newbie

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    get a 2g because of speakers and esxternal volume controls. they are working on getting a jailbreak for 2g. so just wait and the 2g will be better. i just ordered a 8gb 2g myself.
     
  7. reubs macrumors 68000

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    I want to chime in here and say I picked up a 16 gig 1G from Best Buy's clearance, and I'm incredibly. Sure a speaker would have been nice, but for double the capacity I can live with it.

    I played a game or two on it last night, and the game speed seemed fine, too. Only (minor) complaint I have is that when going from portrait to landscape mode it seems to be kind of jerky. That might just be the way it is, though.
     

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