iPod Touch 3rd generation - 8GB - warning


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There are quite a few of these on eBay secondhand and folks might be tempted to go for this lower capacity model as it is cheaper.

But be warned. Despite what the eBay listings might say, there is no such thing as an 8GB 3rd generation iPod Touch. At least as far as my research has shown.

This means that it has the old processor inside, cannot be updated to later versions of iOS and so features and apps that might be important to you, such as Home Sharing in my case, WILL NOT WORK.

The iPod touch (3rd generation) can be distinguished from iPod touch (2nd generation) by looking at the back of the device. In the text below the engraving, look for the model number. iPod touch (2nd generation) is model A1288, and iPod touch (3rd generation) is model A1318.

I nearly got caught.

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