Upgrading iPod touch to 3.0 | iLounge Article

Article

Upgrading iPod touch to 3.0

Ask iLounge offers readers the opportunity to get answers to their iPod-, iPhone-, iPad-, iTunes-, or Apple TV-related questions from a member of the iLounge editorial team. We'll answer several questions here each week, and of course, you can always get help with more immediate concerns from the iLounge Discussion Forums. Submit your questions for consideration using our Ask iLounge Submit Form. We reserve the right to edit questions for grammar, spelling, and length.

View the complete Ask iLounge archives...

Q: I’ve had my iPod touch for about 3 years and when I try to get an application iTunes always says that I need 3.0 to get it. Do I have to get a new iPod or is there something I can download to fix this?

Priscilla

A: Apple released a new version of the operating system for the iPhone and iPod touch last summer, and while all new models come with version 3.0, users of older models can also update their devices to the latest OS. The update is free for iPhone users, however iPod touch users must pay $5. You can find the iPod touch 3.1 update here. You purchase and download it directly through iTunes onto your device similar to any other software or application update.

Note that Apple plans to release version 4.0 of the iPhone OS this summer, however it will not be available for 2007 model iPhone and iPod touch devices. While applications will continue to support 3.0 for some time yet, you may begin to eventually encounter the same problem with 4.0-only apps, at which point you will need to purchase a more recent model of iPod touch in order to use these apps.

« Pairing iPod touch with Bluetooth headsets

Adding playlists to iPhone »

Related Stories

Comments

If you have a comment, news tip, advertising inquiry, or coverage request, a question about iPods/iPhones/iPad or accessories, or if you sell or market iPod/iPhone/iPad products or services, read iLounge's Comments + Questions policies before posting, and fully identify yourself if you do. We will delete comments containing advertising, astroturfing, trolling, personal attacks, offensive language, or other objectionable content, then ban and/or publicly identify violators.

Commenting is not available in this channel entry.
Sign up for the iLounge Weekly Newsletter

Email:

Recent News

Recent Reviews

Recent Articles

Sign up for the iLounge Weekly Newsletter

Email:

iLounge is an independent resource for all things iPod, iPhone, iPad, and beyond.
iPod, iPhone, iPad, iTunes, Apple TV, Mac, and the Apple logo are trademarks of Apple Inc.
iLounge is © 2001 - 2014 iLounge, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Terms of Use | Privacy Policy