03-28-2009 06:34 PM
As a Christmas gift 2008, I received a 'new' IPOD touch purchased from Best Buy. For over two months, I have been using and trying to enjoy the IPOD and all the features it offers. I purchased several Apps and successfully downloaded them to my itunes on my laptop, but was completely unsuccessful in syncing the Apps to the IPOD touch. Finally, I brought the IPOD to an Apple store to see why the sync wasn't occurring. I was completely shocked and appauled at what I learned.... My 'new' IPOD was actually the FIRST generation IPOD and was 2 versions behind what is actually new. The IPOD has been sitting on the shelves at Best Buy for over 1 year and of course, the 6 month Apple warrantee was expired before I even received the IPOD. The price of this first generation IPOD was still $300 and was being advertised at the 'new' IPOD.
Same thing with the Shuffle that was purchased at the same time. It was over 1 year old and has just died and is no longer holding a charge.. same warantee issue !! ADVICE ... only buy Apple products at an Apple store.
03-28-2009 08:21 PM
If it wasn't able to sync, that's not because it's a 1G. It may not have the latest firmware version which is 2.2.1. Try updating it through iTunes. That may fix the app functionality.
It's one generation behind, not two. The current iPod Touch is in its second generation.
Apple's warranty is actually one year, so it shouldn't be up yet. You should still have eight months left. However, it doesn't cover the battery unless it is defective.
Most likely what happened was someone returned it unopened, and it was put back with the rest, since the packaging looks similar. Whatever price the gift giver paid was correct, since the UPC that was scanned was for the correct product. The price of discontinued Apple products drops once, and it's not much of a drop. They're the same price whether they've just been discontinued or have been discontinued for a year.
03-29-2009 09:47 AM
03-29-2009 10:23 AM
doing some more research I found out that there is only 2 different ipod touches ever made. The first generation one and the second generation one. The first generation one IS allowed to play and add any apps that you want.
So either the guy at the apple store is an idiot or you got a fake ipod as a gift..
03-29-2009 11:55 AM
Best Buy would not tell you one thing, and then sell you another - working in mobile, I get pulled around to help with iPods...
Best Buy was selling two versions of the iTouch for Christmas, and no the old generations were not sitting on the shelves for a year, Apple simply sent the old ones to the stores to get rid of, which was done quite quickly.
The first generation iTouch (yours) was sold about $50 cheaper than the 2nd generation iTouchs.
03-31-2009 04:12 PM
04-01-2009 05:35 PM - edited 04-01-2009 05:36 PM
04-10-2009 12:42 PM
Also, "new" in retail means "unopened", which was true of this unit.
Also, warranties are from the time of end user purchase, not the time of manufacture. For warranty purposes, it does not matter if the unit sat on the shelves for a while. Just show Apple your receipt.
As others have said, it's not possible for an iPod Touch to be 2 generations out of date, as the current version is the 2G. IT COULD be 2 firmware revisions out of data as there have been multiple firmware revs, and there is nothing preventing a 1G Touch from being upgraded to the latest firmware.
There is very little difference between the 1G Touch and the 2G Touch hardware-wise or feature-wise, other than for a while it was really hard to find accessories that fit the 2G unit due to slight case dimension changes.