how can you determine the capabilities of an older ipod touch?
Connect it to a computer running iTunes. It will tell you the model number, iOS version, and capacity.
Thanks, i did. I guess the newer technology (apps, games,etc) dont run on these older versions??
Many newer apps require iOS versions later than iOS 4.2.1 which is probably what you're using. It's all part of a vast conspiracy to get us to buy new stuff all the time.
You can determine requirements for the apps you want to buy by searching for them in the iTunes App Store:
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