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Ask Max: Differences Between 1st & 2nd Gen iPod Touch

Asked on 11/04/2008:

Whats the difference between 1st gen and 2nd gen iPod touch? What does 1st gen mean?


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About fifty bucks. Just kidding.

There are a few key differences between the two models. The Second generation (gen) of iPod Touch is slightly less expensive, has speakers, external Volume buttons, and built-in Nike+ support (for nerds that run). It's also slightly thinner than the previous model.

Other than that all other features can be made equal by updating the software on the iPod to the latest version.

You should bear in mind that video on the iPod touch a wonderful thing, so the more memory the better. A full movie can run up to 2gigs, and with anything less than 8gigs you run the risk of limiting yourself or juggling video and playlists more.

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