iPod Touch (2nd Gen) 8, 16, 32 GB

The iPod touch 2nd gen mimics iPhone 3G with its chromed steel back and rounded corners but lacks cellular mode, A-GPS and in-built camera. It’s thicker but lighter than the iPod touch 1st gen and sports a silver front trim. The player shares the same multi-touch 3.5 screen with 320 x 480 resolution, an accelerometer to automatically adjust the screen either in portrait or in landscape mode, a light sensor to tweak screen brightness and an integrated Wi-Fi (802.11b/g) module. An external volume control and an integrated speaker have been added to the device, but the microphone is built in the Apple Earphones with Remote and Mic. The battery life was enhanced up to 36 hours of music playback and 6 hours of video playback.  The iPod touch 2nd gen shares the OS with the iPhone and has a lot of iPhone features and apps in a bundle: Safari web browser, YouTube, calendar, contacts, clock, calculator, email, stocks, notes and weather as well as telltale iPod features: Genius playlists maker and a shake-to- “shuffle” function plus Nike+ Kit support. Keep in mind though, that iPod 2nd gen lacks the GSM module and is not capable of geo position when off wi-fi network.

iPod Touch (2nd Gen) 8, 16, 32 GB

Introduced on September 9, 2008.


  • Processor Speed: 533 MHz.
  • Processor Type: Samsung ARM.
  • Processor Core: 1.
  • Onboard RAM: 128 MB.
  • Storage capacity: 8 GB, 16 GB, 32 GB.
  • Display: 3.5″ color TFT display (320 x 480, 163 ppi).
  • Connectivity: USB, wi-fi, Bluetooth.
  • Wireless standard: 802.11b/g.
  • Bluetooth: 2.1+EDR
  • OS installed: iPhone OS 2.0. Max. OS upgrade: iPhone OS 4.2.1 (multitasking is not supported).
  • Mac support: MacOS X 10.4.10.
  • Dimensions: 4.3 x 2.4 x 0.33.
  • Average weight: 4.05 oz.
  • Navigation: Multitouch screen.
  • Format: MP3.
  • Battery Type: Battery provides 36 hours (music), 6 hours (video).
  • Color: Black.

Apple Orders, Discontinuation, Price

Apple Order: MB528LL/A – iPod Touch 2G 8 GB. MB531LL/A – iPod Touch 2G 16 GB. MB533LL/A – iPod Touch 2G 32 GB. Apple Model No: A1288 (EMC 2341).

Discontinued: September 9, 2009.

Price: US$229, $299, $399.

How to Restart and Reset iPod Touch

If something isn’t working right, you can try restarting, force quitting an application, or resetting iPod touch. To restart iPod touch:

  • Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button until the red slider appears.
  • Slide your finger across the slider to turn off iPod touch.
  • To turn iPod touch back on, press and hold the Sleep/Wake until the Apple logo appears.

If you can’t turn off iPod touch or if the problem continues, you may need to reset. A reset should be done only if turning iPod touch off and on doesn’t resolve the problem.

Force quit an application: Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button on top of iPod touch for a few seconds until a red slider appears, and then press and hold the Home button until the application quits.

To reset iPod touch: Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button and the Home button at the same time for at least ten seconds, until the Apple logo appears.

How to Watch Rented Movies

You can rent movies in standard (480p) definition from the iTunes Store and watch them on iPod touch. You can download rented movies directly to iPod touch, or transfer them from iTunes on your computer to iPod touch. You can also transfer rented movies back to iTunes from iPod touch.

The movie must be fully downloaded before you can start watching. You can pause a download and resume it later. Rented movies expire after a certain number of days, and once you start a movie you have a limited amount of time to finish watching it.

The time remaining appears near a movie’s title. Movies are automatically deleted when they expire. Check the iTunes Store for the expiration time before renting a movie.

To transfer rented movies to iPod touch: Connect iPod touch to your computer. Then select iPod touch in the iTunes sidebar, click Movies, and select the rented movies you want to transfer. Your computer must be connected to the Internet.

To view a rented movie: Choose Videos and select a movie.

How to Watching Videos on a TV

You can connect iPod touch to your TV and watch your videos on the large screen. Use the Apple Component AV Cable, Apple Composite AV Cable, or other authorized iPod touch compatible cable. You can also use these cables with the Apple Universal Dock to connect iPod touch to your TV. (The Apple Universal Dock includes a remote that lets you control playback from a distance.) Apple cables and docks are available for purchase separately in many countries.

To Delete Videos from iPod Touch

You can delete videos from iPod touch to save space.

To delete a video: In the videos list, swipe left or right over the video, then tap Delete. When you delete a video (other than rented movies) from iPod touch, it isn’t deleted from your iTunes library and you can sync the video back to iPod touch later. If you don’t want to sync the video back to iPod touch, set iTunes to not sync the video.

Important note: If you delete a rented movie from iPod touch, it’s deleted permanently and cannot be transferred back to your computer.


  • The iPod touch 2nd gen is compatible with third-party accessories, such as AV docks, external speakers and battery packs.
  • For the Touch Genius app to work on the player the same function should be turned on in your desktop iTunes app.
  • The integrated speaker is average by all means and the Safari browser doesn’t support Flash video and audio content.


  • The best place to sell your old iPod touch: iGotOffer.com We buy even broken iDevices, we pay the highest price online for your used iPods: Sell your iPod touch online.

iPod Touch 8GB 2nd Gen Review in HD. Video uploaded by Ps3winz, on May 29, 2011


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  • Very old staff. What’s the sens taling about iPod Touch 2nd generation today? You’ll never buy one.

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