7 Replies Latest reply: Oct 29, 2011 10:13 PM by Backri
Italian Marciano Level 1 Level 1

I recieved an email from Apple today saying that I could now download iOS 5 on to my iPod. When I connected my iPod Touch 3rd Gen. and clicked the check for updates button, it came up with a message saying that my iPod is up to date (with version 4.2.1) and that it will check for an update tomarrow (Oct. 23 2011)

Has iOS 5 not been released yet? Or is there a problem with my iPod? By the way, I have installed iTunes 10.5

iPod touch, iOS 5, Does not detect iOS 5
  • Sjazbec Level 4 Level 4

    If your device is at 4.2.1 and itunes 10.5 does not find iOS5 then it means that you have a 1st or 2nd generation iPod and these can't install iOS5.


    3rd gen is 32 and 64GB only.

  • Italian Marciano Level 1 Level 1

    Dang, it is 8GB and has no camera, but oddly enough, all the different apps that tell different things about my iPod say its a 3rd gen. There is a little purple circle above the screen on my ipod and it looks like it is the lense of a camera.

  • Sjazbec Level 4 Level 4

    only the 4th gen ( the same as the current sold one = 4th gen hardware, only new colour ) has 2 cameras. Frontal and on the Back. There was never a ipod with one camera. If yours has not these both then it is a 2nd generation 8GB.


    ipod 4th gen hardware : http://www.apple.com/ipodtouch/specs.html

  • mindy b Level 1 Level 1

    Not true I have an iPod Touch 3rd generation 8GB.

  • lllaass Level 10 Level 10

    There is no 8 GB 3G iPOd.  Apple only made 32 and 64 GB 3G iPOds.  When the 3G iPods were released, the 8 GB 2G continued to be sold with the same iOS as on the 3G Pods.



    Identifying iPod models

    Or enter SN here:

    Apple - Support - Check Your Service and Support Coverage


    What makes you think you have a 8 GB 3G iPod?

    mindy b wrote:


    Not true I have an iPod Touch 3rd generation 8GB.

  • mindy b Level 1 Level 1

    Well, I researched it on Apple before I bought it and it was advertised as a 3rd generation.  My receipt also states that it is a 3rd generation.  After checking my serial number, it does say it is a 2nd generation. After much research, I found that Apple "originally" advertised them as 3rd generation and therefor they were sold by retail outlets as 3rd generation. Apple later labeled them as 2nd generation because they were basically the same as the previous version. I am furious! I feel like I was completely defrauded by Apple and by Walmart. If it was basically the same as the previous 2nd generation version. I would have saved myself money and purchased the older model. Not sure what I can do about it now though, it has been a year since I bought it.

  • Backri Level 1 Level 1

    I have the same case, I could not update to ios5 while iPOD 8gb and the model says A1288 which is iPod 3rd generation, but when I enetered the serial number into apple site to identify it, it says 2nd gen, ***!


    Nothing I can do.


    I'm just gonna sale it and get the latest