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3rd generation 8gb ipod touch

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Armand123456 Calculating status...
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Aug 9, 2012 12:11 PM

How much would a 3rd generation ipod touch 8gb be worth today?

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  • the fiend Level 5 Level 5 (6,890 points)
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    Aug 9, 2012 12:51 PM (in response to Armand123456)

    There really is no such thing as a 3rd generation iPod Touch in 8GB capacity.

     

    See http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1353 for help in identifying your iPod. If by any chance, it has A1288 etched into the back of th iPod's casing, then it's a 2nd generation Touch.

     

    So a 3rd gen Touch 8Gb is worth nothing, because it doesn't exist.

  • don_dudley Calculating status...
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    Feb 7, 2013 12:32 PM (in response to the fiend)

    You are wrong, sir or ma'am. 

     

    There is an 8gb iPod touch. It does have a different video speck than the 16 and larger iPod touches. I know because I worked for an authorized Apple dealer during this time and had to be certified on the product line.  please note the a1288 was branded as a 3rd gen.  As for its worth, I sold mine on eBay for about $100 a year ago.

  • varjak paw Level 10 Level 10 (167,155 points)
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    Feb 7, 2013 1:11 PM (in response to don_dudley)

    Sorry, but it is you who are wrong and the Fiend who is indeed correct. Apple never made an 8GB iPod touch with 3rd-generation hardware. The A1288 model is a 2nd-generation unit which is why it has a different set of hardware from the true 3rd-generation models. Some dealers, including apparently the one you worked for, erroneously called the 2nd-gen model "3rd generation" when it started shipping with iOS 3, but that was never a terminology used nor approved by Apple.

     

    Regards.

  • the fiend Level 5 Level 5 (6,890 points)
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    Feb 7, 2013 1:14 PM (in response to don_dudley)

    *Sigh!*

    don_dudley wrote:

     

    You are wrong, sir or ma'am. 

     

    There is an 8gb iPod touch. It does have a different video speck than the 16 and larger iPod touches. I know because I worked for an authorized Apple dealer during this time and had to be certified on the product line. 

     

    Not in 3rd generation, there isn't! This topic has been aired over and over again. Apple have never marketed a 3rd generation Touch with 8GB capacity. Never!

     

    Non-Apple retailers may have done so, but Apple have not.

     

    Look at this iPod identification chart from the following article, http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1353:

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    don_dudley wrote:

     

    please note the a1288 was branded as a 3rd gen.

    Not by Apple!

     

    From the same article mentioned above:

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    A1288 is 2nd generation. It's there - in black and white. Or you can check out the full article for yourself.

    don_dudley wrote:

     

    As for its worth, I sold mine on eBay for about $100 a year ago.

    But it was not a 3rd generation model. If you sold a Model No. A1288 as 3rd generation, you better hope the buyer doesn't come back to you for mis-representation.

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