Hosting and bandwidth provided by MacAce.net.




Apple iPod touch (2nd Gen) 8, 16, 32 GB Specs

Identifiers: iPod touch 2nd Gen - MB528LL/A* - iPod2,1 - A1288 - 2341

All iPod Models | All 2008 iPod Models | Dynamically Compare This iPod to Others

Distribute This Page: Bookmark & Share | Download: PDF Manual


Apple iPod touch 2GThe Apple iPod touch 2nd Generation effectively is to the iPhone 3G what the original iPod touch was to the original iPhone -- offering much of the same iPod and handheld computing functionality but lacking the "phone", mobile phone networking (3G/EDGE), A-GPS, and integrated camera.

The iPod touch 2nd Generation features a "thin contoured metal design" reminiscent of the iPhone 3G shape that is slightly thicker (0.02 inch) but lighter than the original iPod touch with a silver front trim rather than gray. Like the original model, the iPod touch 2nd Generation features a "multi-touch" sensitive 3.5" display with 320x480 resolution -- albeit a higher-quality one than that provided by the original -- an accelerometer that allows the device to "know" whether it is being held in portrait or landscape mode and switch automatically, an ambient light sensor to adjust screen brightness, built-in support for Wi-Fi (802.11b/g), and 8, 16, or 32 GB of flash memory.

Compared to the original iPod touch, the second generation model has welcomed external volume controls on the left side of the device, an integrated speaker (external microphone supported via the Apple Earphones with Remote and Mic), built-in support for the Nike + iPod Sport Kit, a "Genius" feature to dynamically create playlists based on "songs that go great together", and shaking the device gently "shuffles" songs.

Battery life is improved as well, as the 2nd Generation model provides 36 hours of music playback and 6 hours of video, compared to 22 hours of music playback and 5 hours of video playback for its predecessor.

Also see:

  • What are all the differences between the iPod touch 2nd Generation (A1288) and the original iPod touch (A1213)?
  • What are all the differences between the iPod touch 2nd Gen and the iPhone 3G?

Buy This iPod or Trade-in Yours at site sponsor PowerMax. No sales tax.

Sell This iPod for fast cash at site sponsor BuyBackWorld. Instant quote & more.

Upgrade This iPod touch with site sponsor Other World Computing. Batteries & more.



  • Tech Specs
  • Global Original Prices
  • Popular Q&As

Click on a category for related details. The most commonly needed info is "open" by default, but all info is important.


September 9, 2008 September 9, 2009
Details: The "Introduction Date" refers to the date a model was introduced via press release. The "Discontinued Date" refers to the date a model either was replaced by a subsequent system or production otherwise ended.

Also see: All iPhone models introduced in 2008.
1 186
Details: Geekbench 2 provides 32-bit benchmarks for iOS models. This number is an average of user provided results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

You also might be interested in reviewing all Geekbench 2 user submissions for devices with the iPod2,1 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

To dynamically compare Geekbench 2 results from different iPod touch, iPhone and iPad models side-by-side, please see EveryiPod.com's Ultimate iComparison.
N/A N/A
Details: The Geekbench 3 benchmark does not support this iPod touch. Both numbers reflect an average of user provided results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

You also might be interested in reviewing all 32-bit single core and multicore Geekbench 3 user submissions for devices with the iPod2,1 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

To dynamically compare 32-bit Geekbench 3 results from different iPod touch, iPhone and iPad models side-by-side, see Everyi.com's Ultimate iComparison.
533 MHz Samsung ARM*
Details: *Apple provides no information on the processor used in the iPod touch 2nd Gen models, but third-party "teardowns" indicate that it uses an Apple branded Samsung ARM processor running at 533 MHz. For more information, please refer to the disassembly "guide" from the always excellent iFixIt.
128 MB* 8, 16, 32 GB
Details: *Apple provides no information regarding the RAM used in the iPod touch, but software analysis has confirmed it has 128 MB of RAM.
1750, 3500, 7000 10,000, 20,000, 25,000
Details: Apple reports that the 8 GB model can hold "up to" 1750 songs, the 16 GB model "up to" 3500 songs, and the 32 GB model "up to" 7000 songs in "128-Kbps AAC format". Likewise, the 8 GB model can hold as many as 10,000 photos, the 16 GB model can hold as many as 20,000 photos, and the 32 GB model can hold as many as 25,000 photos.

Additionally, Apple reports that the 8 GB model can hold "up to" 10 hours of video, the 16 GB model "up to" 20 hours of video, and the 32 GB model "up to" 40 hours of video.
Sync & Charge None
Details: The iPod touch 2nd Gen is capable of charging and syncing by USB via the dock connector, but it cannot sync or charge via Firewire "400".

The iPod touch 2nd Gen also does not offer a "disk mode" for file transfer, although third-party software -- like that from site sponsor TouchCopy -- is available.
USB, Audio* Dock, Headphone*
Details: *Unfortunately, just like the original iPod touch, the iPod touch 2nd Gen models do not support video out via the headphone jack, they only provide video out via the dock connector. Annoyingly, video out is only available while using an Apple cable, Apple dock, or another accessory with an "Apple Authentication" chip.
Handheld iPod touch 2nd Gen
Details: N/A
Black Multi-touch
Details: The patented "multi-touch" interface allows one to control the functions of the system by dragging one or more fingers across the display.

Also see: How does the "multi-touch" interface introduced with the iPhone work? Who developed the "multi-touch" interface originally?
3.5" Color 320x480 (163 ppi)
Details: The iPod touch 2nd Gen has a 3.5" 320 by 480 at 163 ppi resolution display, the same size as its predecessor, but higher quality.
802.11b/g 2.1+EDR*
Details: The iPod touch 2nd Gen models have built-in wi-fi (802.11b/g) capabilities. *It also has a built-in Broadcom BCM4325 "Bluetooth" chip that originally provided just Nike + iPod Sport Kit support. However, with the release of iPhone OS 3 (later called iOS), Apple expanded the Bluetooth capabilities of the device.
None None
Details: The iPod touch 2nd Gen does not have mobile phone capabilities or an integrated camera.
Lithium Ion 36 Hours
Details: The iPod touch 2nd Gen provides an Apple-estimated 36 hours of battery life for music playback and 6 hours for video playback.

In the US (and many other countries), site sponsor Other World Computing sells replacement batteries for this iPod.

In Australia, site sponsor Macfixit sells replacement batteries -- as well as glass covers, displays, and other parts and repair tools -- for this iPod.
N/A 6 Hours
Details: Apple does not provide estimated battery life for photo playback or web browsing, but does estimate "up to" 6 hours of video playback.
MB528LL/A* iPod touch 2nd Gen
Details: *MB528LL/A is the order number assigned to the 8 GB configuration, MB531LL/A refers to the 16 GB configuration, and MB533LL/A refers to the 32 GB configuration.
A1288 (EMC 2341) iPod2,1
Details: Please note that these identifiers refer to more than one model.

Also see: All iPod touch models with the A1288 Model Number, the 2341 EMC Number, and the iPod2,1 Model Identifier.
iPhone OS 2.1 (5F138)* iOS 4.2**
Details: *Apple originally provided no official information about the operating system that the iPod touch uses, but it was identified as a version of "OS X" distinct from Mac OS X and specifically ran build 5F138 of "OS X 2.1." On March 17, 2009, upon unveiling a developer's preview of the third version of the operating system, Apple started referring to it as the "iPhone OS" and on June 7, 2010, Apple changed the name again to simply "iOS".

**This model is capable of running iOS 4.0, 4.1 and 4.2 but some features, such as multitasking, are not supported. It is not capable of running iOS 4.3 or higher versions of the operating system.
4.3 x 2.4 x 0.33 4.05 oz. (115 g)
Details: In inches - height by width by depth (110 x 61.8 x 8.5 mm).
Mac OS X 10.4.10 Windows XP SP3/Vista
Details: Apple reports that the iPod touch 2nd Gen is compatible with a "Macintosh computer with a USB 2.0 port, MacOS X 10.4.10 or later, and iTunes 8 or later."

It is compatible with a "PC with USB 2.0, Windows Vista or Windows XP Home or Professional with Service Pack 3 or later, and iTunes 8 or later."
Apple reports that the iPod touch 2nd Gen supports "AAC (16 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), MP3 (16 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, and 4), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV."
Apport reports that the iPod touch models sync iPod-viewable photos in "JPEG, BMP, GIF, TIFF, PSD (Mac only), and PNG formats".
Apple reports that the iPod touch 2nd Gen supports "H.264 video, up to 1.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Low-Complexity version of the H.264 Baseline Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; H.264 video, up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Baseline Profile up to Level 3.0 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; MPEG-4 video, up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats."
Shipped with "earphones, [a] USB cable, dock adapter, and polishing cloth." The stand provided by the original iPod touch is no longer included.

In the US (and many other countries), site sponsor Other World Computing sells accessories like cases, stands, keyboards, speakers and more for this iPod touch.

In Ireland, site sponsor SmartSpot sells cases, cables, speakers and other accessories for this iPod touch.

In Australia, site sponsor Macfixit sells cases, stands, chargers, docks and even parts for this iPod touch.
US$229, $299, $399 US$50-US$100
Details: The 8 GB iPod touch 2nd Gen was offered for US$229, the 16 GB for US$299, and the 32 GB for US$399.

Please note that on average the estimated current retail pricing of used systems is updated twice a year (please refer to the date on the bottom of the page for the date last updated).

Photo Credit: Apple Computer.



Global original prices for the iPod touch (2nd Gen) in 34 different countries and territories follow; organized alphabetically by region. Please note that prices with an asterisk (*) are bound by carrier contractual obligations.

For global original prices for all iPod, iPhone, and iPad models in one particular country on a single page, please refer to Everyi.com's Global Original Prices section.

If you have additional original prices for this iPod, please share. Thank you.


Original Prices - North & South America

C$259, C$329, C$429 N/A
N/A US$229, $299, $399

Original Prices - Europe

€229, €289, €389 €219, €279, €379
DKK 1,699, 2,199, 2,899 €229, €299, €399
€229, €289, €389 €219, €279, €379
€219, €279, €369 €219, €279, €379
N/A €219, €279, €379
NOK 1.790, 2.290, 2.990 N/A
€219, €279, €369 SEK 2.195, 2.795, 3.695
CHF 339, 439, 579 £169, £219, £289

Original Prices - Asia

RMB 1,998, 2,598, 3,498 HK$1,850, HK$2,400, HK$3,100
Rs 13,599, 17,000, 22,299 N/A
¥27,800, ¥35,800, ¥47,800 N/A
N/A N/A
S$388, S$498, S$648 NT$8,300, NT$10,900, NT$13,900
N/A N/A

Original Prices - Australia & New Zealand

A$329, A$419, A$549 NZ$389, NZ$498, NZ$659


Ten of the most popular Q&As about the iPod line follow.



Permalink | E-mail a Friend | Bookmark & Share | Report an Error/Typo

Suggest an Addition | Sign Up for Bimonthly Site Update Notices



<< iPod Specs (Main)




EveryMac.com and EveryiPod.com are provided "as is" without warranty of any kind whatsoever. EveryMac.com, EveryiPod.com, and the author thereof, shall not be held responsible or liable, under any circumstances, for any damages resulting from the use or inability to use the information within. For complete disclaimer and copyright information please read and understand the Terms of Use and the Privacy Policy before using either website. Use of any content or images without expressed permission is not allowed, although links to any page are welcomed and appreciated.