The current line of iPod Touch comprises six (6) different generations.

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What distinguishes iPod Touch 2nd and 3rd Generations?

What other factors (apart from HD capacity) distinguish the 2nd generation Touch from the 3rd generation? Are they mostly interchangeable parts, such as the LCD, digitizer, etc?

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The main difference is the 3rd Generation has Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR and the 2nd Generation does not. Also the battery for music Playback on 3 Generation is 30 hours max and the 2nd Generation is listed as 36 hours playback time. Most likely due to the absence of Bluetooth.

Ref: http://support.apple.com/kb/SP496 2nd Generation

http://support.apple.com/kb/SP571 3rd Generation

And according to the www.ifixit.com web site the LCD Screens are different.

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3rd Generation iPod Touches have the Model Number: A1318

2nd Generation iPod Touches have the Model Number: A1288

On The Outside, they are identical.

1st Generation iPod Touches Look Completly Different. (Flat Back, Rectangular Wifi Antenna, Not rounded around the front)

The 2nd gen, and 3rd Gen 8GB models, are hardware identical as well, 32GB's are different for each generation, and there was no 2nd gen 64GB, and no 3rd gen 16GB.

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My 2nd Gen touch does have Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, though it was enabled first after the 3.0 update. Before it could only be used with the Nike+ thing.

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The 8GB 3rd Gen is identical to the 2nd Gen

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For the 16 and 32 GB versions, the connectors for digitizer and LCD are different.

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Also the processor is different for 3rd gen iPod touch from 2nd gen.

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The 32G and 64G versions of the 3rd generation have twice the RAM and a faster processor as compared to the 2nd generation. Here's a comparison: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/iPod_Touch#...

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and u cant jailbreak third gen. at least not without having to plug it in everytime u turn it on

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What confuses me is that the tear down for the 2nd gen touch has a sticky mylar film under the LCD that can be peeled off while the 3rd gen teardown shows a metal plate with screws. Meanwhile, my 2nd gen 8gb touch has the metal plate with screws. This 2nd gen 8gb was a more recent version (still A1288) so was there an incremental update to the iPod infrastructure?

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@brent

You can jailbreak 3rd gens, I did that with mine. Using Greenpois0n RC6.

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Sorry, did'nt know this was an old post!

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