[NTLK] Sooo... the iPod Touch

Forrest Buffenmyer newtonphoenix at mindspring.com
Sat Oct 15 19:12:25 EDT 2011

One thing you haven't mentioned is--what version of iOS does it have? (Maybe you did and I missed it.) If it's newer than/or 4.2 it likely won't work...I'm not sure if you can go backwards and install an older version of iOS (you'd need no later than v4.1)...but you'd need one that works with Tiger--which is that one. It shipped with v3.x.

The iPod Touch has been around pretty much since the original iPhone--September 5, 2007. Its success has been mostly based on its lack on actual telephone circuitry, but still offers wifi access for Internet usage, gameplay, email, etc. It's basically an iPhone without the phone part--and because of that, it's been more affordable to those whose (for example) who perhaps are already locked into a contract with another carrier but still want Apple's huge selection of apps.

To echo another's sentiment...it's not really like the Newton, or a tablet (like the iPad)...it's more like a pumped-up iPod that can access the Internet.


Sent from my First Generation iPad

On Oct 14, 2011, at 8:29 PM, Clu <drclu at swbell.net> wrote:

> So picked up a iPod Touch (3rd generation) today for tinkering with. My
> first Apple tablet since the Newton.
> Thought it was just cute. Then I found out all the requirements for
> connecting to iTunes and really ... my initial assessment, I'm really
> surprised this device didn't bomb outright. 10.5.8 and iTunes 10... or I
> have seen that 10.4 should work (have a PowerPC G4 1ghz computer at
> least)... anyway, nothing works.
> Up for any pointers if anyone has any.
> This device makes the Newton look like it connected at the hip with a
> Mac. I mean seriously, with the syncing issues, why did this device succeed?
> Doc Clu
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