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Benefits of Upgrading iPod Touch to 3.0

by Manny_the_Cavalier / June 15, 2009 5:06 AM PDT

Hi guys,

I just want to know if you have any idea if it's really worth it to upgrade an iPod Touch to version 3.0. If yes, can you enumerate the benefits. All I know is that there's a lot of features added for an iPhone, but I'm not sure if iPod Touch will also benefit from this upgrade.

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Not sure either
by mattlp / June 19, 2009 5:39 AM PDT

Since I don't currently own one. I just read the Apple website, and here are the benefits they enumerate:
- download from iTunes via wifi.
- Stereo bluetooth
- peer to peer gaming
- landscape keyboard in Mail, Notes and Safari
- spotlight search
- cut, copy & paste.
There are others on Apple's site: http://www.apple.com/ipodtouch/softwareupdate.html
My Nano was ruined recently and I was thinking of replacing it with a Touch, but decided to wait until the new OS is out. I just can't tell if it's available on the new Touches or if I go into to buy one I get an old one and need to upgrade the OS.

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Not sure either
by Manny_the_Cavalier / June 19, 2009 12:27 PM PDT
In reply to: Not sure either

Thanks a lot Mattlp. Appreciate your response.

I think I just answered my question on this thread. I just upgraded my 1st Gen Ipod Touch... and... well, I suggest that all of you out there who have the same Ipod as mine to not upgrade your 1st Gen Touch to 3.0. To tell you honestly, I can say that there's no much benefits. Just get the 2.2 version and everything just as the same as 3.0. Your $10 is not worth for it.

Just a friendly tip...

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I'm with you
by justwinbaby / June 19, 2009 11:06 PM PDT
In reply to: Not sure either

I just can't see any reason why I would upgrade my ipod touch 1st gen. 2.0 to the 3.0. I'm very satisfied with how my ipod operates right now and don't see how the new software will benefit me.

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I'm with you
by Manny_the_Cavalier / June 22, 2009 3:35 AM PDT
In reply to: I'm with you

I agree with you, justwinbaby.

The few changes I noticed so far for the past few days since I upgraded it to 3.0 is it added a search field, and... I think that was it. If anybody can add something to it, that would be much appreciated. The browsing speed is still the same. The battery life is also the same.

Darn! Apple should have had advised people who are using 1st Gen Ipod Touch to stick with the 2.x version because it won't benefit anything compared to at least the 2nd Gen Touch.

Thanks a lot Apple!

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iphone bluetooth compatbility
by kevinkubits / July 7, 2009 11:07 AM PDT
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OS 3.0 Speed difference?
by dell_dude3449 / September 20, 2009 9:12 AM PDT

There are some of the new features I would like (copy/paste, google maps w/ streetview, search, etc.) but my concern is the overall speed of the device. I have two friends who also have an 1G iPod touch like I do, and both have upgraded to 3.0. One said it's a lot slower now, and the other said it's faster. I need to get an honest answer here, because one of them I don't know well enough to trust, and the other I know well enough not to trust.
What have your experiences been with the speed(new features aside) of OS 3.0 or 3.1 on a 1g touch?

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