So let me get this straight .........

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by semin28, Apr 8, 2010.

  1. semin28 macrumors regular

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    The ipod touch 2g wont get all the new features ? Wtf not fair
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    True, because it only has 128MB of ram where the 3rd gen (32 and 64GB only) and the 3GS both have 256MB. Which Apple feels is the minimum required to run multitasking.
     
  3. Chozo macrumors member

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    I think it's plenty fair. You're still getting an OS update with tons of new features. Apple says that the iPhone 3G and iPod Touch 2nd gen can't handle everything (like multitasking) due to hardware limitations and that obviously has truth to it as the later iPhone/iPod Touch models have faster processors and more RAM.

    Be thankful you're still getting an update for 2 year old mobile hardware in today's ever-accelerating technological world.
     
  4. Resplendent macrumors member

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    I wish there was a more broken down list of what exactly will and will not work on the 2G. Okay, no multitasking, and...?
     
  5. yodinyer macrumors newbie

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    This is exactly what I'm waiting for.
     
  6. tadad1 macrumors 6502a

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  7. pukifloyd macrumors 6502a

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    i think they'll do away with 2g when they launch the 4.0 in fall...so it should not be a much of a problem.
     
  8. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    and everything but iAds
     
  9. tucker61 macrumors regular

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    Will still be charged full price for it though won't we!
     
  10. Hawke macrumors regular

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    Welcome to the world of technology
     
  11. JAT macrumors 603

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    The iPod Touch 1G won't get ANY of the new features. How does that add up on your fairness meter?
     
  12. Revomonster macrumors regular

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    Last year before Christmas I sold my second gen touch and got a third gen 32 gig. This will be a great update!:apple:
     
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  14. mustnotsleep macrumors 6502

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    you can jailbreak it so who cares. 3g cant jailbreak and so this is necessary.
     
  15. Jimmy James macrumors 68040

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    aIds
     
  16. gnasher729 macrumors P6

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    I don't know if you were here when Snow Leopard was coming. How many people _demanded_ from Apple to drop support for PowerPC. How many people _demand_ from Apple that the next release of MacOS X should drop support for 32 bit Macs. How refreshing that iPhone/iPod users don't like if older models are not fully supported.

    It may be that multitasking as implemented in the iPhone OS needs some hardware feature that isn't present on the older models. At least that is what Apple says.
     
  17. Jimmy James macrumors 68040

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    When the iPhone 3GS came out I was casually thinking about getting a touch. The masses were saying "it's a minor upgrade" even though it was about twice as powerful. I decided to wait a few months until the changes were adopted in the touch, knowing it would greatly increase longevity and support for the device. Ever since, I've been glad I have the more responsive device and now I'm triply happy about waiting.

    That being said I'm guessing there's going to be huge hardware development in the next set of releases. I'll be perfectly happy if I can run everything for a couple of years before upgrading again in Sept next year. These things aren't all that expensive to begin with and they fetch a decent price on the used market.
     

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