Well, I'm kind of new to this support communities as this is my first time to make a discussion here.
So, as most of all iDevice users knew that a late-2009 iPod touch 2nd gen 8GB MC model was referred by stores as the 3rd Gen 8GB.
After all these years, I've finally had time to solve the issue a few weeks ago. I bought the unit on April 2010 which was claimed by a guy from the authorised reseller at my location as the newest 3rd Gen iPod touch. At that time, I trusted this guy (salesman) and start to use the unit throughout the years and finally I got stuck on iOS 4.2.1.
Later on, I thought that probably Apple hadn't release the 4.3 version for the iPod touch 3rd Gen, so I waited dumbly until the release of iOS 5.1.1. Recently, I brought my unit back to the same store, trying to find out why did the store misleaded me.
Another guy from the store explained to me that before June 2010, they didn't know from Apple that iPod touch 8GB MC was different from its siblings with greater capacity. They only knew it officially from Apple in June 2010. He also stated that the official basis from Apple for the store to compare between iPod touch 3rd Gen 8GB and the 2nd Gen was the MC and MB numbers, not the A12XX and A13XX (in apple support webpage).
So I want to ask anybody who knows the real thing behind these statements.
- Did Apple made the statement that the MC model would be different with the 32 & 64 GB models since the launching in late 2009 (I really mean at that time in September 2009 until the June 2010)?
If there was another time when they officially announced that the MC model would be different, please give me the date (this is an important fact to me).
- Is the official comparison basis from Apple to distinguish between iPod touch generation is true (The MC and MB numbers), or did that guy lied to me again ?
If there was another official way such as in http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1353, should all Apple authorized reseller use this page as their basis ?
- When did this page released with the inclusion of the late 2009 iPod touch lineup ?
I really need any truth that would help me to understand things. Thanks in advance (I really thank everyone for answering my questions truthfully 🙂 )