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So you cant update the 2nd Generation ipod touch anymore?

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  • aletss Calculating status...

    Kat.Alexandros:

    I already contacted them, their solution was:

    " Oh I am so so soorry hearting that from you... but because we apple care about you and our valuable costumers we will give you a solution: Buy a new one...."

     

    I am also a working person not very artistic but let say that understand the electronics inside machines that expects a product to last more than 6 months if I spend US$300. I know that people in the small multimedia industry likes apple ( I dont know about hollywood or the big ones), but i have not or have ever seen an itouch as an "artistic tool", nor even a playing thing (which is useful while waiting in lines), It was a mp3 player with many tools "to make" my life easier. where i coul read and look up my public transit schedule... Look at my phone (not apple) 3 years old still working with the same old apps developed for it back then...

     

    And please dont forget that twinikies are out of market now =(

     

    (By the way i forgot to thank you for the suggestion on the recycling thing)

     

    david davis

     

    I loved your reply, you got it all...

  • Rampart Calculating status...

    Well put aletss, david, and pymus!

     

    Most good companies read their forums as well as their feedback pages. When they see their customers are not happy they at least try to come up with a solution. Not Apple obviously. Their response is a simple "buy a new one" and their forums are filled with their minions who don't like to hear people dogging Apple because they feel ripped off. Are these forums here just to talk about how great Apple is or what?

     

    Face it, Apple is so arrogant with their "too big to fail" mentality they care less about their customers. Charging top dollar for their products and services that outdate faster than most. Meanwhile they have to reinforce their factories with safety nets and bars to curb their workers from jumping to their death. Nice! LOL!

  • James Paul Mallon Level 1 Level 1 (70 points)

    iOS 4.3

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    iOS 4.3.2
    • iPhone 4 (GSM model)

    • iPhone 3GS

    • iPad 2

    • iPad

    • iPod touch (4th generation)

    • iPod touch (3rd generation)


    iOS 5.0
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    • iPhone 4

    • iPhone 3GS

    • iPad 2

    • iPad

    • iPod touch (4th generation)

    • iPod touch (3rd generation)

    iOS 5.0.1
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    • iPhone 4

    • iPhone 3GS

    • iPad 2

    • iPad

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    iOS 5.1
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    • iPad 2
    • iPad 3
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    iOS 5.1.1
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    • iPhone 4

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    • iPad

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    iOS 6.0
    • iPhone 4S

    • iPhone 4,
    but does not support:
    •Siri
    •Maps flyover
    •Turn-by-turn navigation
    •FaceTime on 3G
    •Hearing aid support

    • iPhone 3GS,
    but does not support:
    •VIP list
    •Offline Reading List
    •Shared Photo Stream
    •Siri
    •Maps flyover
    •Turn-by-turn navigation
    •FaceTime on 3G
    •Hearing aid support

    • iPad Mini

    • iPad 2,
    but does not support:
    • Siri
    • FaceTime on 3G
    • Hearing aid support

    • iPad 3

    • iPad

    • iPod touch (5th generation)

    • iPod touch (4th generation),
    but does not support:
    •VIP list
    •Offline Reading List
    •Shared Photo Stream
    •Siri
    •Maps flyover
    •Turn-by-turn navigation
    •FaceTime on 3G
    •Hearing aid support

    • iPod touch (3rd generation)

    iOS 6.0.1
    • iPhone 4S

    • iPhone 4,
    but does not support:
    •Siri
    •Maps flyover
    •Turn-by-turn navigation
    •FaceTime on 3G
    •Hearing aid support

    • iPhone 3GS,
    but does not support:
    •VIP list
    •Offline Reading List
    •Shared Photo Stream
    •Siri
    •Maps flyover
    •Turn-by-turn navigation
    •FaceTime on 3G
    •Hearing aid support

    • iPad Mini

    • iPad 2,
    but does not support:
    • Siri
    • FaceTime on 3G
    • Hearing aid support

    • iPad 3

    • iPad

    • iPod touch (5th generation)

    • iPod touch (4th generation),
    but does not support:
    •VIP list
    •Offline Reading List
    •Shared Photo Stream
    •Siri
    •Maps flyover
    •Turn-by-turn navigation
    •FaceTime on 3G
    •Hearing aid support

    • iPod touch (3rd generation)

    iOS 6.1
    • iPhone 4S

    • iPhone 4,
    but does not support:
    •Siri
    •Maps flyover
    •Turn-by-turn navigation
    •FaceTime on 3G
    •Hearing aid support

    • iPhone 3GS,
    but does not support:
    •VIP list
    •Offline Reading List
    •Shared Photo Stream
    •Siri
    •Maps flyover
    •Turn-by-turn navigation
    •FaceTime on 3G
    •Hearing aid support

    • iPad Mini

    • iPad 2,
    but does not support:
    • Siri
    • FaceTime on 3G
    • Hearing aid support

    • iPad 3

    • iPad

    • iPod touch (5th generation)

    • iPod touch (4th generation),
    but does not support:
    •VIP list
    •Offline Reading List
    •Shared Photo Stream
    •Siri
    •Maps flyover
    •Turn-by-turn navigation
    •FaceTime on 3G
    •Hearing aid support

    • iPod touch (3rd generation)

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  • Airwa1k Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I think you should be lucky. Look at Microsofts WindowsPhone. Support was dropped less then a year out for software updates and hardware support lasted 3 months with most manufactures. I am very happy with my iPhones since Apple store support is great and I get updates for quite some time. That may change but how knows. The one thing for certain is that I will never buy a Windows Phone ever again. Apple has earned my support.

  • Jim Erlach Level 2 Level 2 (360 points)

    I have an iPod Touch 2G.  The reason it cannot use iOS 4.3 or above is because it does not have enough onboard RAM.

     

    If you look at the link below, you find it only has 128MB of "Onboard RAM"

    http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/ipod/specs/ipod-touch-2g-specs.html.

  • Kat.Alexandros Calculating status...

    You've already decided to not buy an apple device in 3 to 5 years, so the people complaining is no longer an apple customer. You can't yell at a company that you havn't bought anything from, especially since you signed the teems of agreement that stats that once you purchase the device it will get out of date included the software. Now when you do desire to spend money on something that works read the terms of condition. There is a reason it is there. And guess what all of the designer weither it be fashion,game, interia,advertising uses Mac an iOS device, but because most people don't have Macs because they don't need the processing speed, the display quality and functionality its made for other devices. also apple products if you keep them up to date an treat them properly they will run for a long time. I have seen an original iPhone that ran perfectly other than it just last year it was dropped. The iPhone has better display, better processor, I've even seen an android and an iPhone drop from the same height, and the android shattered while the iPhone had a little dent.

  • Kat.Alexandros Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Btw the factory is mostly machines, the hardware is too small to have a human do much other than making sure the machine works, so that is not fact of any sort of the imagination, and you are not an apple customer. I bought a accer computer, it started craping out in a year, and after a year I had to get another and I'm not an accer customer anymore. If you don't buy something after your warranty expires your not a customer anymore.

  • Rampart Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Kat.Alexandros wrote:

     

    You've already decided to not buy an apple device in 3 to 5 years, so the people complaining is no longer an apple customer. You can't yell at a company that you havn't bought anything from, especially since you signed the teems of agreement that stats that once you purchase the device it will get out of date included the software. Now when you do desire to spend money on something that works read the terms of condition. There is a reason it is there. And guess what all of the designer weither it be fashion,game, interia,advertising uses Mac an iOS device, but because most people don't have Macs because they don't need the processing speed, the display quality and functionality its made for other devices. also apple products if you keep them up to date an treat them properly they will run for a long time. I have seen an original iPhone that ran perfectly other than it just last year it was dropped. The iPhone has better display, better processor, I've even seen an android and an iPhone drop from the same height, and the android shattered while the iPhone had a little dent.

     

    You are joking right? About 1% of your replies make sense. Where do you get off or come up with this garbage who is and who isn't a customer??? Haven't bought anything from? Signed terms of agreement? WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT??? So the 3 ipods we own were delivered by the Apple gods? Your idea of who or what is a customer is thoroughly ridiculous. Is there some kind of Apple club or cult I need to be in to have the privilege of being considered a customer? You obviously know ZERO about business.

     

    "Most people don't have Macs because they don't need the processing speed". Again, that comment alone shows how credible you are. Most can't afford one!!!! I will guarantee you the 3 pcs I built in my house would run circles around a Mac. All 3 built for less than the top tier Mac. Macs are built solid and run a better OS than it's counter parts. Other than that I've never heard a performance freak say they needed to get a Mac for processing power. That's not even including the pc gamers either. Once again your statements show you are nothing more than a fan-boy-girl or an employee.

     

    "Also apple products if you keep them up to date and treat them properly they will run for a long time"  Oh brother! Read the topic again. The products are not able or meant to be updated. Most things do last if you take care of them regardless of the company. In case you missed it that's some of the frustration here. Buy something for a stiff price, take good care of it, and then be told it's not worth anything just buy a new one. If we were talking about milk or toilet paper that'd be acceptable. We are talking about a device that does not work the same as it did when purchased. Plain and simple. Not like we are expecting to play a Bluray disc in our VHS players. But I do expect to play all my VHS tapes in my VHS player.

     

    There have been many replies here. While I may not agree with some they at least bring some valid intelligent points to the discussion. Not this garbage

    1. Androids are only for games and break easy
    2. people expect outdated hardware to run the latest and greatest
    3. it's the app developers not Apple
    4. you are not a customer because your device is old
    5. you are not a customer is you are not happy with product.

    Just to name a few.

     

    BTW, I've replaced over 5 shattered Apple screens for people and not one Android. So do I claim Androids are built better? No I'm not blinded by consumer loyalty like some here. I just call it like I see it.

  • Screech1989 Calculating status...

    This forum is one of the funniest I have seen in a while and I just had to get a write it lol,

     

    It makes me laugh about all this about apple being crap etc all because of updating the iOS and it not working on old phones lol

     

    I read in this thread about how apple are money thieving b*****ds, and it makes me laugh?

     

    All app stores have free and payed apps so no argument there and they are all similar apps.

     

    Now my thoughts are... How can they be money grabbing just because they update software etc in new hardware?

     

    So...go buy a pc with 512mb RAM and a processor at like 1.5MHz and run windows Vista,7 or 8....

    It won't work? That's because software upgrades with software? People who use and buy apple products know that for the money they pay they will be getting the best device about. iPod, iPhone etc. they started the App Store! They know how to work things! Lol

     

    I owned a Nokia lumia at one point and that was windows 7, I had about 10 apps on it as the phones RAM was that s**t it would not let me download them as the phone can't handle it.

     

    And the same for android phones such as the galaxy, HTC and other popular phones for kids, the original versions of the phones don't run all this new high tech software and games etc... It's called technology... It advances, and that's what customers need to do, if you can't afford a decent phone (new) then don't complain about what works and don't work unless it is actually a bug which on new phones the companies know and will look into fixing it. So accept what your device does or buy a new one. If you can't afford a new one... Get an old crappy thing and leave forums until you have a sensible question.

     

    Can't wait to see what some American has to reply to that? Because if I am correct majority of forum users are American lol 

  • Screech1989 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I would say you have fixed more iphone screens than android because more people have sense and own an iPhone, that can be the only answer, it's not different to Xbox and ps3, more of the world population own an Xbox 360 yet for over a year and half everyone moaned about the RROD (red ring of death)... Yet still when and bought another 360? The 360 is a year older than a ps3 and it matches its stats. So it is obviously better in the long run. And this is the same as apple vs other phones. iPhones problems are more due to more customers that's my verdict?

  • aletss Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I do have a Ipod Classic... there have not been updates since forever... But well am I still a customer of apple for my Ipod classic 160 gb?? I mean now that u say that if i dont buy a device every 2 weeks i am out of their scope. and my ipod classic is almost 3 years old  think....

     

    So.. i am a customer for the ipo 160 but not for my itouch is that what you mean??

     

    lets assume i am still a customer for the ipod 160.... according to you when am i going to stop being a client?? until the next gen? next update?

     

    and well I guess the money that I might spend in music in apple store dont help them making a profit... I just dont see your point... and i am stll a potential customer...well not anymore...

  • aletss Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Again agian again and aaaaaaaaagain..

     

    I dont want to install Windows 7 in my Pentium 1

     

    I want WINDOWS 3.1!!

    (but aletss u are so oold u have to upgrade.. technologie advances!!! RAM Q4.. blah blah blah blah)

     

    Again as i stated before... and the route this post took (coz really u didnt read you just came here to say that  apple is great and to say that we should buy new products)

     

    1.- Apple does ahave free apps (ibooks)

    2.- Companies do have free apps (Amazon Kindle, STM, pdf readres, documents to go)

     

    The business come like this.. (again.. u should have known this but u dont read the posts..)

    Apples says: I will let you update your free app to a new verson.

    Me: ok well i will update to the new version of free ibooks... (click download).. sync...

    Apple says: "Ooooh u cant install this new application that I asked u to download or install because u dont have the iOS 2.3.3, u have 2.2.9999999 and we cannot install 2.3.3".

    ME: "ooh too bad, well let me download the older version i was happy with anywat i downloaded the last one becasue u asekd me to"

    Apple: "NO, i deleteded and u cant have it.... dont try to contact Amazon (just to give an example) because I control apple store and i dont allow old versions in my store so NO"

    Me: " mmm well ok it is cool, what do i do? can I ask somebody that has an old version to pass it on?"

    Apple: "NO!!, you must do it thorug apple stores"

    Me: "But wait... I need some kind of reply my devide cant just stop working like that i am not asking you for a new update or a new app, I ust want my old app..."

    Apple: "NO!!, you MUST spend ($250???) dollars in a new itouch and tahts it"

     

     

    Well i hope this little explanation helps u understand our problematic.... I would say... the problem is not really wanting the new upgrade.. this discussion has that title because at the beginning was incredible this apple practice so people was like.. "Wait.. so i cant? has anybody benn able to???". Sorry for this long interrpution.. the problematic is... Why dont you let me download the last available app for my version????

     

    You would say but if u want windos 95 u cant find it... well that is true but i can buy the CD at ebay or kijiji or craiglist or watever and istall it in my old P1 128 mb!!!! i can get also office verion 1 or whatever... microsoft wont block me like apple is blocking me the apps....

     

    AS a result we have an extremly fancy MP3 player with acces to internet...

     

    and i am not american... and i have some american friends that think like i do... I dont think you have to make it against a particular culture wherever u are from... u have apple lovers in every country as u have apple critics and in some extreme cases heaters....

  • Rampart Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    1st the apps, next the posts here will be blocked. LOL. Trust me on that. Glad to see your post made it through. I guess defending your position and pointing out many of the replies here are lies and dis-info is apparently not excepted here. But if you are pro Apple you can degrade nationalities and post without facts or anything constructive.

     

    Good luck to you. The obvious and legit complaint we have is not sinking in here. The few apps I do have left that work keep prompting me to update them. So it sure seems they're doing everything they can to render my device even more useless. That's NOT an acceptable way to run a business no matter what spin anyone tries to put on it. Older hardware or not, the device should operate with the software I paid for and ran fine on it before. Really that hard to grasp? Sorry but I don't see any company that does this without the option to rollback or download the appropriate version that did work. Once again nobody is talking about newer apps or software here. Just the old purchased apps that ran fine before.

  • vazandrew Level 6 Level 6 (12,915 points)

    Any post not adhering to the guidelines will be removed by a moderator. You bring up some valid points but it would be best to tell Apple as posting here isn't going to do much

  • aletss Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    ooooh So people DOES read our stuff, people from Apple by any chance???

     

    Because direct contact to Apple doesnt do much, the solution from Apple is to buy a new device.

     

    this topic has many uses, u can see theamazing reply (one of my favorites actually) from david davis in the page 9.

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