Currently Being ModeratedMay 21, 2013 6:55 AM (in response to agaae)
No. The 3G iPod only came in 32 and 64 GB 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.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 21, 2013 8:39 AM (in response to agaae)
Adding to what lllaass said, some resellers and people have referred to the 8GB unit as "3rd generation" when it began shipping with iOS 3.x included, but that designation is incorrect and was never used by Apple. As lllaass said, the 8GB units are the 2nd-generation hardware and were not upgraded to new hardware until the release of the fourth-generation iPod touch. Any claims by anyone to be selling a "3rd generation 8GB iPod touch" are either mistaken or fraudulent.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 21, 2013 12:51 PM (in response to agaae)
According to this excellent discussion, there is a real difference in the firmware between the iPod Touch 2nd Generation and the so-called iPod Touch 3rd generation 8GB. It's usually called the "MC model."
So no, it wasn't called a "3rd Generation" by Apple, but it wasn't the same as the prior models, either.