ipod Touch 8gb: difference between 2g and 3g

By | January 1st, 2010



The RAM and Processor of ipod touch 2g 8GB and ipod touch 3g 8GB are the same. The new generation (3G) has faster processor and twice the RAM in only 32 GB and 64 GB models. You can install the latest OS on the 2g and make it exact as 3G (8 GB model). If you want to jailbreak your ipod touch then I would recommend you to buy 2g 16GB model, refurbished from apple at the same price as 3G 8GB model. Let’s see the hardware specs:

iPod touch 3g ipod Touch 8gb: difference between 2g and 3g

ipod Touch 8GB (2nd Generation):

  • Processor: ARM 533 MHz
  • RAM: 128 MB
  • Display: 480×320 (163 pixels per inch)
  • Weight: 115 grams
  • Dimensions (inches): 4.3 x 2.4 x 0.33
  • Bluetooth: none (can be enabled by installing OS 3.0)
  • Voice Control: No

ipod Touch 8GB (3rd Generation):

  • Processor: ARM 533 MHz
  • RAM: 128 MB
  • Display: 480×320 (163 pixels per inch)
  • Weight: 115 grams
  • Dimensions (inches): 4.3 x 2.4 x 0.33
  • Bluetooth: 2.1+EDR
  • Voice Control: No

ipod Touch 32/64GB (3rd Generation):

  • Processor: ARM 800MHz
  • RAM: 256 MB
  • Display: 480×320 (163 pixels per inch)
  • Weight: 115 grams
  • Dimensions (inches): 4.3 x 2.4 x 0.33
  • Bluetooth: 2.1+EDR
  • Voice Control: yes

Keep in mind the the 32 GB and 64 GB models of ipod Touch 3G are truly 3G and have great improvement over 2G. For a more detailed review follow this link.