what is an ipod touch v3?

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  1. custardcream

    custardcream New Member

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    my local shop is selling these (new).

    when i asked for a 2nd generation ipod touch they said they have version 3.
    is that the same thing?
    is it something new im unaware of?
    does version 3 mean firmware 3.0 (which i assumed was still beta) ??
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    No, no such thing. By any chance was the shop "GameStation"? But its just a 2nd gen.
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    Version 3 is most likely meaning Firmware 3.0. There is literally ALMOST NO NEWS of a new iPod Touch yet, So don't expect one to be in one of your local shops no matter what they say.

    Another side note is that, Firmware 3.0 BETA is only available to developers right now. It would never come Pre-loaded on an iPod Touch in its boxing. Meaning they have opened the iPod Touch's boxing and loaded Firmware 3.0 on it. If your looking for a new iPod Touch I suggest going to a local Apple Store or anywhere else that will sell them, and to avoid buying from this "local shop" for iPods.
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    custardcream New Member

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    yes it was gamestation actually. is it not a version 3 then?

    sounds like version 3 doesnt actually exist.??

    you see i wont actually be buying the machine in person, being house bound, so i wont be able to check for any specific markings/identifiers on the box.

    can anyone tell me what exactly should be written on an ipod touch 2nd generation box?
    (anything that identifies it as 2nd gen particularly)
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    You know your able to buy them online on Apple's Website? If your only willing to buy in person though, The iPod Touch 2G's box is clear. While the 1st generation box is a black case. See below for pictures.

    iPod Touch 2G

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    iPod Touch 1st Gen

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    lol ipod 3rd gen.
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    Someone should sue them for false advertising

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    i remember when they had the 1st gens in store still, they had a tag something like iPod Touch 8GB V2. i thought it could be an upgrade of something, but i had firmware 1.1.4 when i got it. but im not 100% sure of V3.
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    well i got it today from gamestation. (£130)

    it was in a clear plastic case and has that external volume control button on the side. which helped me know it was 2nd gen.

    apparently their computer lists it as V3 because although there have only been 2 distinct models there was another release of the 1st gen machine which their computers automatically classify as a new/different product.
    (which does tally with what wikipedia has listed for release dates on the ipod touch)

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