The bottom line is to look on the back of the iPod Touch itself for anyone of these numbers.
These numbers come directly from Apple.
iPod Touch 1st generation - A1213
iPod Touch 2nd generation - A1288
iPod Touch 3rd generation - A1318
iPod Touch 4th generation - A1367
Also see this Apple reference document.
Now that I've had a good laugh for today.
Simply put, any advertising for it was for the 32 and 64GB versions. All the internet searches I did turned up with disclaimers stating that it is a second gen model with the updated iOS. At the very least you should have checked apples website before buying to get some information so you know what you're buying. A general rule when buying any sort of computer is to get a good background of what you want before you buy. If you had done this, you wouldn't be in this situation.
If you want what you thought you were buying, it does not exist. No company will give you anything unless you can specifically prove that the 8GB ipod touch was marketed as having all the same features as a 3rd generation 32 or 64GB touch.
I don't have any saved ad. I do, however, have a receipt for a "3rd Gen. 8GB Apple iPod Touch", fancy that.
When I buy a computer, I check its specs and hardware; when I buy an "X generation" device, I expect its hardware to be generaion X. If it wasn't a 3rd generation device, they shouldn't have written that on my receipt.
I would take the receipt and the iPod Touch back to where you bought it as they mis advertised it.
Apple never advertised it as a 3rd generation model.
I own a MC086LL and purchased it directly from Apple in August of 2010.
I knew then it was a 2nd generation model. This was the last month it was sold new from Apple.
The following month Apple came out with a 4th generation 8GB model.
There never was a 3rd generation 8GB iPod Touch model...
Good Luck and let us know what they can do for you.
If you could help me, because I bought the same in best buy seattle (last august), and I discovered that the same happened to me!! I was so sad cause I live in Brasil and when I call to apple brasil they told me they could do anything!!! Would you have some advice to me???
Thanks a lot!!
Boa tarde Donna Julia,
I'm afraid I can only offer advice - you should write a complaint to Best Buy offices, and you might have to do it more then once... It was hard work for me, but the point is to convince them this can be seen as a fraud. They already know that, but won't admit to it fearing a precedent, you just have to be persistent.
Hi! I just wanted to say that I have the same issue here. I bought a "8Gig 3G" iPod Touch at BestBuy about a year and half ago. It wasn't until last night I find I have a 2G. I have had some problems with apps and iOS 4.3. Anyway I was extremely mad and felt rather duped.
Now I understand Apple never claimed to have an 8Gig 3G and stands by it. However they knew retailers like BestBuy were selling them as 3G. Apple should have made it clear to retailers or atleast have an obvious announcement addressing the problem. That's my opinion.
Anyway I called BestBuy and they had no clue about there not being an actual 3G 8Gig. They're going to send it back since I have the warranty. They're expecting back a 8Gig 3G. Now the warranty states to replace the product including specific models such as 2G, 3G, 4G etc. or upgrade if they can't replace it. It is listed as a 8Gig 3G. Giving me a 2G would be downgrading right? My dad seems to agree and he, luckily for me, is a lawyer. I don't really intend to sue just scare and hopefully we'll make some sort of agreement. :)
Mr. Kriz, you wouldn't happen to be an Apple employee now, would you?
Just read your reply...
Nope... I have never worked for Apple.
I did do my research on this 2nd generation 8GB iPod Touch and that was lucky for me...
I completely understand that this shouldn't be that hard when buying a new product but this product makes the top of the list in not actually knowing what model it is without digging deep....
Glad you were able to return yours and get what you thought you were originally purchasing....
I don't understand why Apple just doesnt allow their new updates for all devices, regardless of what generation it is. If someone's ipod youch is in perfectly good condition why would they want to but a new one just for a few new features. The same thing happened to me as well. With all of my hard earned money( I am 13) i went to the store and thought that i was buying a 8gb 3g ipodtouch, that was a year or two ago. I recently got the newest iphone and gave my ipodtouch to my father. I told him that I would update it and get it ready for him, only to find that version 4.2.1 was the highest this ipod touch would go. Pretty disappointed in Apple.
I am so mad I just found out this ipod from this discussion is a 2nd gen ipod I have always thought I had a 3rd gen ipod, till recently cetain things would not down load and I thought that was weird, now I went to down load a verrsion of a game I play online and that is how I started investigating my ipod. I feel cheated and robbed at the moment because now there will be so many things I cannot down load or access because of what Apple did with this ipod.