iPad what are the differences between 1st gen and 2nd gen ipod touches?

Discussion in 'iPhone and iPad Games' started by cama, Dec 17, 2008.

  1. cama

    cama Active Member

    Nov 14, 2008
    43
    0
    0
    I am seriously considering selling my ipod touch 1st gen and buying a 2nd gen, but my dad doesnt think i should. What are the differences between them and do you think its worth it?

    thanks
     
  2. Fubit86

    Fubit86 Well-Known Member

    Sep 27, 2008
    301
    0
    0
    STUDENT
    Seattle, WA
    2nd Gen is faster, which isn't really noticeable IMO
    2nd gen has external speakers
    slightly dif. design

    If you already have a first gen, stick with that. Anyone getting a NEW ipod should def. go with the 2nd gen though
     
  3. istopmotion

    istopmotion Well-Known Member

    Nov 21, 2008
    1,308
    2
    0
    Utah
    2G has:
    - Much higher processor power (faster than 1G)
    - Built-in speaker
    - Volume rocker on the side
    - Allows you to use Apple's new earphones with remote and mic

    Personally I'd keep the 1G and just buy a used/new 2G :)
     
  4. rootbeersoup

    rootbeersoup Well-Known Member

    Oct 4, 2008
    893
    0
    0
    New Orleans, LA
    1 generation.
     
  5. iphoner

    iphoner Member

    Dec 15, 2008
    12
    0
    0
    better grip, built in speaker

    but mine is 1st gen lol
     
  6. you cannot jailbreak the 2nd gen

    you know what to do
     
  7. terrett101

    terrett101 Well-Known Member

    Oct 15, 2008
    173
    0
    0
    2nd generation also has nike+ built in. Important for those that run like me, it's a good motivational tool. I wouldn't rush to get a 2g model though. Just wait another few months for them to announce the 3rd gen model which I'm sure they will in good time and then get that and be ahead of all of us.
     
  8. henr1kk

    henr1kk Well-Known Member

    Nov 4, 2008
    118
    0
    0
    Independent Game Designer and Developer
    Porto, Portugal
    #8 henr1kk, Dec 17, 2008
    Last edited: Dec 17, 2008
    The 2G has a Broadcom chip that does Bluetooth, WiFi and FM receiving simultaneously...
    It's only used for WiFi and Nike+ at the moment but it could potentially be unlocked via a firmware update in the future.
    The faster processor is a huge plus if you plan on getting the best gaming experience on the platform (like some devs have said).

    The built-in speakers aren't great, but are useful for gaming and for some apps (Lightsaber sucks without speakers).
    The volume buttons on the side are great because on the 1G you have to take the iPod out of your pocket, press Home 2x and then change the volume.

    I have a 16GB 2G Touch and I'm very satisfied with it. Everything feels snappier than on my friend's 1G.
     

Share This Page