Better/cheaper to buy 1Gen & upgrade FW?

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  1. MsDeJaVu

    MsDeJaVu New Member

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    I'm thinking about buying a ITouch and the sales guy at Best Buy said it was cheaper and better to buy the 1st Gen (16) and just update the FW. He said once I upgrade the FW it will do the same as the 2nd Gen minus the external speakers, volume rocker and some other minor feature.

    The cost for the 1st Gen (16) is the same or less than the 2nd Gen (8) so I would get more memory for less money. I just want to use it for music, videos and games. Your thoughts?
  2. celticmoon

    celticmoon Member

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    If you can do without the speaker and volume buttons, then the older model would be the better deal. Especially if you would like to Jailbreak in the near future.

    Who couldn't use more capacity?
  3. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    unless you want nike+, external speakers and a sexier look then dont get the 2g.



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    There's nothing sexy about the 2g ipod =/
    Curvier back = cheaper feel and more accidental drops. Nothx.
  5. Joe Rossignol

    Joe Rossignol Community Manager Staff Member

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    Overall, the 2nd-gen iPod touch was just given some external/cosmetic changes such as external speakers, a volume rocker, a curved aluminum back and an aluminum bezel.

    So if you're only interested in using it like a regular iPod, plus the App Store, the 1st-gen iPod touch will do you fine and save you some money at the same time.

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