What does this mean?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by nish123456, Jul 3, 2008.

  1. nish123456 macrumors member

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    I bought it recently (Saturday 28th June) so does this mean I'll be able to upgrade to 2.0 for free?
     
  2. sam10685 macrumors 68000

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    "This" and "it" aren't really enough information.
     
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  4. nish123456 thread starter macrumors member

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    I had posted a picture but then I realised it had personal stuff in it so I removed it and then my laptop died. I'll post it in a little while.
     
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    Seeing as how this is the iPod touch forum, I'm guessing...

    it = iPod touch 32GB

    this = "the fact that he bought the iPod touch within 14 days (arbitrary) or the 2.0 update".

    I figure that they'll do the same thing they did with the January update. Can't remember the details, though.

    ft
     
  7. dark-saito macrumors regular

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    Sounds to me like its means it has the January Software update included in it... Not that you'll get the 2.0 for free.
     
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    o wow 29.96gb when it claims 32 i see that the os takes space but why more than the 8gb ? the 8gb is acctualy 7.71 or something like that why does this os take up 2 gb+ ? strange
     
  10. dark-saito macrumors regular

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    I think it's because a 32 GB isn't a 32 GB flash, it's actually 2 16 GB flashes. maybe it has to have the OS on both of these? IDK, It's the only reason i can think of but then again I'm not the one who makes these things :\
     
  11. ftaok macrumors 601

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    It's because computers and iPods define GB as being 1024^3 bytes whereas marketers define GB as being 1000^3 bytes. The difference is approximately 93%.

    Take a look at all devices that have storage memory. There's always a statement that says "1 GB = 1 billion bytes".
     
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    Didn't know that but now I do. :D Good info.
     
  13. zephead macrumors 68000

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    It's not the OS, it's the fundamentally flawed manner in which drive/memory manufacturers represent the space in a number a little easier to digest for the average consumer. 1KB is actually 1024 bytes, but for simplicity's sake, they represent 1KB as 1000 bytes. Big deal right? So you lose 24 bytes. But once you start to get to the higher capacities, the difference becomes quite obvious:

    1GB = 953.67MB usable space (–46.33MB)
    80GB = 74.5GB (–5.49GB)
    100GB = 93.13GB (–6.87GB)
    160GB = 149.01GB (–10.99GB)
    500GB = 465.66GB (–34.34GB)
    1TB = 931.32GB (–68.68GB)
     

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