Well, I'm kind of new to this communities as this is my first time to make a discussion here. So, as most of all iDevice users knew that a late-2009 iPod touch 2nd gen 8GB MC model was referred by stores as the 3rd Gen 8GB. After all these years, I've finally had time to solve the issue a few weeks ago. I bought the unit on April 2010 which was claimed by a guy from the authorised reseller at my location as the newest 3rd Gen iPod touch. At that time, I trusted this guy (salesman) and start to use the unit throughout the years and finally I got stuck on iOS 4.2.1. Later on, I thought that probably Apple hadn't release the 4.3 version for the iPod touch 3rd Gen, so I waited dumbly until the release of iOS 5.1.1. Recently, I brought my unit back to the same store, trying to find out why did the store misleaded me. Another guy from the store explained to me that before June 2010, they didn't know from Apple that iPod touch 8GB MC was different from its siblings with greater capacity. They only knew it by distinguishing their iOS 4.0 features in June 2010. He also stated that the official basis from Apple for the store to compare between iPod touch 3rd Gen 8GB and the 2nd Gen was the MC and MB numbers, not the A12XX and A13XX (in apple support webpage). So I want to ask anybody who knows the real thing behind these statements. 1. Did Apple itself stated that the 3rd Gen 8GB model would be made different from 32&64GB models since the launching ? 2. Did Authorized stores were informed by Apple about the difference between iPod touch 3rd Gen 8GB and the 32&64GB since the launching ? 3. When did http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1353 showed that iPod 3rd Gen and 2nd Gen could be distinguish by looking at the model number ? 4. When did iPod touch 3rd Gen technical specification website stated that 3rd Gen iPod would be released only in 32&64 GB iPods ? 5. Did people knew and take action for this problem before the release of iOS 4 ? Please share your stories here Please show me the evidences or at least enlighten it to me, because I'm taking action against my local authorized store. Anything will greatly help me here. Great thanks to all macrumor users.