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Currently Being ModeratedMar 10, 2011 6:17 AM (in response to yoyoeuro)I think the main point of contention to me is that 4.2.1 is very buggy on this iPod. So the fact that we're stuck on it, with no supported way to downgrade or upgrade, really really stinks.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 10, 2011 9:11 AM (in response to yoyoeuro)Yes, it seems to be a common problem. When the 32 and 64 GB 3G iPod were released, Apple (and others) continued to sell the 8 GB 2G ipods with the updated iOS. I am not aware that Apple every said it was a 3G iPod since there identification site only lists the 32 and 64 GB models as 3G iPods. See.
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1353Mac Mini Early 2010 OSX 10.6.6, G4 MD OSX 10.5.8 - iPad 3G & G4 Touch, iOS 4
Currently Being ModeratedMar 11, 2011 7:01 PM (in response to lllaass)Walmart certainly claimed it was the "newest model" iPod. I've already contacted them about how they suggest resolving this fraud.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 11, 2011 7:28 PM (in response to StenD)
Walmart certainly claimed it was the "newest model" iPod
It WAS the "newest model" 8GB iPod touch at that time. (... but the 32GB and 64GB models were newer.)
You just didn't do your homework before buying.933mhz G4 Quicksilver - 1.33Ghz G4 12" Al PowerBook - 2.8Ghz 15 " MBP, Mac OS X (10.6.6), I DO NOT receive any form of compensation from my recommendation or link.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 12, 2011 1:15 AM (in response to F Shippey)@F Shippey
It׳s not about doing your homework. A retailer should not sell an item as something else - that's the law, in the US and in most countries around the globe.
I'm very curious to know what will be the official response from Walmart, hoping it will be favorable!Ipod Touch 3rd gen, iOS 4
Currently Being ModeratedMar 12, 2011 8:16 AM (in response to yoyoeuro)Same thing happened with me just at target! C'on apple! I am mad about this! I spcificly waited for the third generation! I knew there would be problems on 2G. That's why I waited! But I was no IDevice nerd then so I had no idea they where selling me a 2G iPod when they said it was a 3G iPod! I want a refund for my money! Now does anybody know of a law that you can get your money back for being sold something different then what they said?windows, iOS 4, it works
Currently Being ModeratedMar 12, 2011 8:31 AM (in response to F Shippey)Here is what Apple had to say about the new iPod touch lineup in Sept 2009 http://www.apple.com/pr/library/2009/09/09touch.html933mhz G4 Quicksilver - 1.33Ghz G4 12" Al PowerBook - 2.8Ghz 15 " MBP, Mac OS X (10.6.6), I DO NOT receive any form of compensation from my recommendation or link.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 12, 2011 11:34 AM (in response to F Shippey)For completeness, here is what Apple had to say about the new iPod touch lineup in Sept 2008 http://www.apple.com/pr/library/2008/09/09touch.html
Note the price of the 8GB touch was reduced from $229 in 2008 to $199 in 2009. The 2009 8GB touch also comes with newer software installed.933mhz G4 Quicksilver - 1.33Ghz G4 12" Al PowerBook - 2.8Ghz 15 " MBP, Mac OS X (10.6.6), I DO NOT receive any form of compensation from my recommendation or link.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 12, 2011 12:59 PM (in response to F Shippey)What software? And did it have the features like a mic on it like the prevoius iPod touch?windows, iOS 4, it works
Currently Being ModeratedMar 12, 2011 1:13 PM (in response to shadowland)The "2G" touches did not have a mic but could use an external mic in the earphone cord. That was the same as the Sept 2009 8GB touch.
Like I said a price decrease and an iOS update were the only differences.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 14, 2011 7:38 PM (in response to yoyoeuro)I had the same problem. When I called Apple to ask what was up, they told me a whole bunch of conflicting stories and basically told me that it was my fault for not looking closely enough.
1. You should not have to look closely or do research because it should be clearly advertised.
2. Most people who I talk to recall seeing and iPod touch 8gb 3rd gen but Apple said that they never made such a thing.
3. I decided to go to an archiving site to see what was up and APPLE'S OWN WEBSITE (since updated) showed no implication that the 8gb was any different compared to it's higher storage cousins.
4. This happened at two stores that are very well known, so that almost completely rules out false advertisement by the stores.
Conclusion: Apple LIED but there's nothing anyone can do. I tried everything, not because i wanted the best version of iPod but because this is morally wrong and should NOT happen. I'm sorry that I can't be of more help.iOS 4
Currently Being ModeratedMar 15, 2011 3:19 AM (in response to MarinaGirl)I am in this situation. In my case, I can't pretend that I had specifically been "waiting" for a third gen. But, the world describes this thing as third generation, so I shouldn't go to itunes and find that 4.3 won't work with it.
Regardless of everything else, Apple should go to the ios 4.3 pages on their website, and in all the places that say "who can run this," they should say "third generation, except for the 'third generation 8GB model' ."MacBook Pro Late 2009. and ipod touch, etc., Mac OS X (10.6.2), macbook pro purchased new in Nov 2009
Currently Being ModeratedMar 15, 2011 5:15 AM (in response to MarinaGirl)MarinaGirl, you rock! Thank you for taking the time and the effort to make the calls, and for letting us know what's the word from Apple.
I'm still waiting for my local retailer, I talked once with their customer support and they should get back to me after he hears from management.
TBC..Ipod Touch 3rd gen, iOS 4
Currently Being ModeratedMar 23, 2011 4:53 PM (in response to yoyoeuro)Part of the confusion is that the devices marketed as a 3rd gen IPOD touch had a different back panel. If the IPOD marketed as a 3rd generation IPOD touch was not going to be supported as such then the back plate should not have been changed and marketed as such. I only remember this because I used that information to be sure I was purchasing a newer one. If I had known that it would not have made any difference I could have saved $60 and purchased a 2nd Gen at the time. I expect this to blow up in someones face, not sure who's yet, but it will happen. Additionally there is a different Model # inside the 2nd and 3rd gen 8gb IPOD touch when viewed from the software.
In Apple's defense they did say some features of the IOS updates would not work on the 3rd gen 8gb touch. That started from release. However they did not continue to update us on what was included and not. Until today i did not realize that it did not have multitasking.
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