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What Generation is My Device?

Posted on the 16 October 2011 by Happywilson
This post will tell you what generation is your device. Just read each device's descriptions. Click "Read More" below for more the iPhones.

iPod touch                                                    
1st Generation                                                2nd Generation

What Generation is My Device?      

Comes in 8GB, 16GB, and 32GB
Latest iOS: 3.1.3
Release Date: Sept. 2007 (8GB
&16GB) Feb. 2008 (32GB)
The first generation has
more of square shape

What Generation is My Device?

Comes in 8GB, 16 GB and 32 GB
Latest iOS: 4.2.1
Release Date: Sept. 2008
The second generation has
a more oval shape

                               3rd Generation                                                       4th Generation                       

What Generation is My Device?

Comes in 32 GB and 64 GB
(There is no 8GB model, if it says "3rd generation 8GB iPod touch"
then it is actually a second generation."
Release Date: Sept. 2009
It has the same shape as the 2nd generation.
To tell whether you have the 2nd or 3rd generation, 
go to the back of the iPod.
Look for the model number. The 2nd generation is A1288
and the 3rd generation is A1318.


iPod touch (4th generation)

Comes in 8GB, 32 GB, and 64 GB
Release Date: Sept. 2010
It is easily distinguished. It has 2 cameras
and a different design

Pictures from
Original iPhone                                                           iPhone 3G  

Original iPhone dimensions

Comes in 4GB, 8GB and 16GB
Released Date: 2007
The original iPhone is easily identified
It has a metal case. 

iPhone 3G dimensions

Comes in 8GB and 16 GB
Release Date: 2008
The iPhone 3G has black plastic case.
The only silver is the Apple logo. 

                                          iPhone 3GS                                                                iPhone 4                             

iPhone 3GS dimensions

Comes in 16 GB and 32GB
Release Date: 2009
The iPhone 3GS has a 

black plastic case.
The imprint on the back is silver.
It is distinguished from the 
iPhone 3G because
all the imprint is silver (not just the iPhone logo)

What Generation is My Device?

Comes in 16GB and 32GB
Release Date: 2010
The iPhone 4 has a glass and steel design
It is flat on the front and back and has
a stainless steel band around the edges

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