quick touch question

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

  1. SeVeN macrumors 6502a

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    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.

    thanks
     
  2. EugenexYew macrumors regular

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    For me to know, you to find out. :)
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    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

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    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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