quick touch question

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by SeVeN, May 5, 2011.

  1. SeVeN macrumors 6502a

    Aug 8, 2006
    San Jose
    im thinking about getting my mom an ipod touch for mothers days, if my siblings cant help me get her a new one then i'll get her a used one from the local classifieds. can someone break down the differences of the generations for me, so i know which ones are the most desirable.

  2. EugenexYew macrumors regular


    Oct 10, 2010
    For me to know, you to find out. :)
    1st gen - no cam, no speaker, no mic, no volume controls
    2nd gen - no cam, no mic, has speaker and volume controls
    3rd gen - identical to 2nd gen, but has upgraded internals
    4th gen - 2 cameras, mic, speaker, volume controls, retina display, super thin and runs iOS 4 smoothly.
  3. AdrianK macrumors 68020

    Feb 19, 2011
    1st gen - Stuck on iOS 3.1.3, 412MHz, 128mb <A lot of apps require iOS 4; slowest of the bunch; no volume control - Not recommended
    2nd gen - Stock on iOS 4.2, 533MHz, 128mb < Stuck on a recent build of iOS so not nearly as bad as first gen; adds volume keys; also has a slightly faster CPU
    3rd gen - Latest iOS, 600MHz, 256mb < It's fast, does everything, highly recommended if she doesn't need the absolute latest device
    4th gen - Latest iOS, 800HMz, 256mb < Has a much sharper screen that the other generations, gorgeous but non-essential; also has two cameras which take awful picture, back camera takes half-decent video

    Basically, get either a 3rd or 4th gen, the others aren't really worth it.

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