Second Generation iPod touch - The Second Generation iPod touch is distinct from its predecessor due to its redesigned shape, built-in accelerometer, integrated speakers, Nike+ features, and Genius functionality.
The second generation iPod touch has the same shape as the iPhone 3G, though it's thinner at just 0.33 inches thick. It is 4.1 inches tall, 2.4 wide, and weighs 4.05 ounces.
Like the iPhone, the touch includes an accelerometer that senses how the user is holding or moving the device and allows content on the screen to respond accordingly. The device also includes the Nike+ personal exercise management and tracking software system (hardware for Nike shoes needs to be purchased separately).
The touch can still be described as an iPhone without the phone features or camera. It has the same basic design, includes a large touchscreen, offers WiFi Internet connectivity, and iPod features including music and video playback, wireless music purchases from the iTunes Store, and CoverFlow browsing.
8GB (about 1,750 songs)
16GB (about 3,500 songs)
32GB (about 7,000 songs)
solid-state Flash memory
480 x 320
Bluetooth (with iOS 3 upgrade)
- Apple Lossless
- PSD (Mac only)
4.3 x 2.4 x 0.31 inches
Audio - 36 hours
Video - 6 hours
up to 4.2.1 (but can't run multitasking or wallpaper customization)
Not compatible with iOS 4.2.5 or higher
Mac: Mac OS X 10.4.10 or higher; iTunes 8 or higher
Windows:Windows Vista or XP or higher; iTunes 8 or higher
US$229 - 8 GB
$299X - 16 GB
$399 - 32 GB
Released: Sept. 2008
Discontinued: Sept. 2009