2948 Views 8 Replies Latest reply: Feb 5, 2011 2:52 PM by Joseph Kriz
When did you purchase your original iPod Touch? The iPod Touch 4g was introduced in September, 2010.
Only the iPod Touch 4G has a built-in microphone. If you really did have a iPod Touch 3G as you stated in your first post then it would not have had a built-in microphone.
If you have a 4G now then it will have also had a camera as well as a built-in microphone. Does what you have now have a camera? If so, it's a 4G otherwise it's a 3G or earlier model.
I don't think that Apple would have intentionally switched a 3G model for a 4G but if that happened go back and complain.
Go here to see the features of the various iPod Touch models: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IPod_Touch
Apple has information on determining iPod models here: http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1353
If you have the iPod Touch 3G then *the microphone is a part of the earphones that came with it*. Trust me, I have an Pod Touch 3G and I know what I'm talking about.
If you lost the earphones you can buy another set from Apple: http://www.apple.com/ipod/in-ear-headphones/
That's the fact, Jack!
No built-in internal Mic on the 3rd generation iPod Touch models.
See the Specs here:
The best way I found to identify what generation of iPod Touch a person has is to have them look on the back of the iPod Touch for the model/part number...
Here are the numbers for the 2nd and 3rd generation iPod Touch models that do not have a built-in internal Mic.
iPod Touch 2nd generation - A1288
iPod Touch 3rd generation - A1318
Only the 4th generation iPod Touch has a built-in internal Mic...
Next advisor please step up.
Yes it was but he wanted someone else to verify your accurate response.
I think we all have seen many things here.
Last week I saw someone state they had a 2nd generation iPod Touch with multitasking.
And now one that claims they had a built-in Mic on a 3rd generation.
Not sure how or why these show up but apparently these people honestly state they had those functions.
I assume these could have been prototypes and these people actually had those functions that aren't, or weren't, included on the retail models.
That would be the only explanation I can guess at.
In this case, his Mic didn't stop working that the title states.
His iPod Touch was exchanged for a different 3rd generation unit.
Now this replacement does not have a Mic which is correct. It should not have a built-in Mic...