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ipod touch not compatible with app

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tamarafromerie Calculating status...
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Feb 22, 2013 8:28 PM

I have an Ipod Touch 4th generation (bought back in 2008 I think).  I'm trying to download some apps for the first time on it.  How can I find apps that are compatible with this older ipod?  I just tried to download six and it said my ipod wasn't compatible.

iPod touch, Windows Vista
  • lllaass Level 10 Level 10 (135,830 points)
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    Feb 23, 2013 3:59 AM (in response to tamarafromerie)

    - You do not have a 4G iPd. The 4G was introducdd in Oct 2011. The 4G Has cameras

    - The 3G was introduced in Sept 2009 and can go to iOS 5.1.1

    - The 2G was introduced in Sept 2008 and can go to iOS 4.2.1. Many users think they have a 3G when they really have a 2G.


    You may have a 2G iPod. Those can only go to iOS 4.2.1.

    Identifying iPod models

    iPod touch (3rd generation)

    iPod touch (3rd generation) features a 3.5-inch (diagonal) widescreen multi-touch display and 32 GB or 64 GB flash drive. You can browse the web with Safari and watch YouTube videos with Wi-Fi. You can also search, preview, and buy songs from the iTunes Wi-Fi Music Store on iPod touch.

    The iPod touch (3rd generation) can be distinguished from iPod touch (2nd generation) by looking at the back of the device. In the text below the engraving, look for the model number. iPod touch (2nd generation) is model A1288, and iPod touch (3rd generation) is model A1318.

    To update


    Connect the iPod to your computer and update via iTunes

    iOS: How to update your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

    A 1G iPod can go to iOS 2.2 via iTunes and iOS 3.1.3 via

    Purchasing iOS 3.1 Software Update for iPod touch (1st generation)

    A 2G to 4.2.1. Requires iTunes version 10.X. If a Mac it requires OSX 10.5.8 or later. With OSX 10.4.11 you can only go to iTunes 9.X which gets you as high as iOS 4.1

    A 3G to 5.1.1  Requires iTunes version 10.5 or later


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