2 Replies Latest reply: Jan 29, 2012 6:59 AM by PB26
PB26 Level 1 (0 points)

I bought my iPod Touch Model MC086NF on 01/04/2010. It now appears it was of the "first" 2nd generation, i.e. without the 3rd generation software.

"Following the introduction of the 3rd generation iPod Touch, Apple also continued offering the 2nd generation 8 GB version, upgraded to the same iPhone OS version as the new 3rd generation devices. The iPod Touch (3rd generation) is model A1318. Apple as well sold many refurbished iPod Touch 2nd generation models with the 3rd generation software effectively making them a 3rd generation unit. These can be identified by software version 4.3.5."

My version is 4.2.1 and it took me quite a while to find out why I couldn't upgrade to iOS 5. I'm furious about this as it appears I'm stuck with a device that cannot be upgraded anymore. Apple doesn't mention this anywhere of course (I found the detailed data on Wikipedia). The shop didn't mention anything about this of course.

Does anyone know about a "fix" for this?

Thanks a lot in advance.

Paule

  • roaminggnome Level 10 (95,057 points)

    There is nothing to fix.

     

    The 2nd gen ipod can only support 4.2.1.

     

    What does Apple "not mention"?

     

    The different models are described here:

    Identifying iPod models

     

    The compatible devices are shown here:

     

    http://www.apple.com/ios/features.html

  • PB26 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks for your reply. That's what I was afraid of.

    What was not immediately clear to me was that my iPod could not be upgraded (they mention this only at the very very end of their info. I searched the site, without success - I never found the link to "Identifying iPod models".

    Apple doesn't mention that they sold many refurbished iPod Touch 2nd generation models with the 3rd generation software effectively making them a 3rd generation unit.

    Anyway, this proves again that you should always check with an expert before buying.