iOS 3.1 How to tell which generation you have?

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  1. Infratical

    Infratical New Member

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    I have read many threads about this but none help me...

    Ok so how do you know if your iPod is a 2nd or 3rd gen?

    I ask because I just bought my iPod about 2 weeks ago and it's a 8gig but idk if it is a 3rd or 2nd gen. But I do know that it has a rounded back, volume switch on side, and most 2nd gen specs but I just wanna be sure which one I have.



    Any help?
  2. Mosaic

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    What you have is considered to be an 'UPDATED' 2nd Generation.
    Although some people would call it 3rd Gen.


    There really is no difference between your '3rd Generation' and the 2nd Generation.

    If you click here, you'll notice it says 'updated' next to the 8GB model, and 'new' next to the 32GB & 64GB models.

    The 32GB & 64GB models are considered 'new' 3rd Generation models because they have a new, updated, faster processor.

    Hope that answered you question.
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    well the 8gb ipod touch isnt a 3rd gen.. more of an upgraded 2nd gen

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    anyways go to settings>general>about
    check the model number, if it says MC086C, then its the upgraded 2nd gen

    ps. i think 2nd gens start with MB
    and 3rd gens start with MC (including the updated 2nd gen)
    and im just gonna assume that the 1st gen ipod touches start with MA
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    Actually my model is MC086LL what is that?
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    the updated 2nd gen im guessing.. which is the newest one

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    That would be the 'updated' 2nd Generation. (current model)
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    Oh thnx both of you for the help =)
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    Glad to help. ~.^
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    W8 hold on I googled model number and it comes up as 3rd gen??
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    Yes, it's considered to be the 3rd Generation.

    However it's technically an updated version of the 2nd Generation model.

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