iPods come in a variety of generations and models, including
the nano, Classic and Touch. Depending on your model you may be able to record
video, play games or watch television.
If you're unsure of your device's model, you can determine
which iPod you have by using your serial number.
After determining your model, you can find out which
features and capabilities your iPod has.
Go to Apple's official website (see Link Below) and click the Support tab.
Click the Online Service Assistant link, which is located in
the Support Services menu on the right side of the screen.
The Service and Repair page will open.
Find your iPod's serial number.
This is engraved somewhere on the back of your iPod, either
on the body of the device or on the clip.
You can also find it in your iPod's About screen by clicking
Settings and selecting About (or General followed by About on an iPod Touch).
Enter your iPod's serial number and click the
Your iPod model and generation will be displayed at the top
of the screen.
With each new generation of the iPod Touch, you get new
features and updates to the older generation.
The 2nd and 3rd generation iPod Touches are very similar in
The easiest way to determine what generation of iPod Touch
you have is to check the model number on the back of the device.
The 2nd and 3rd generation iPod Touches were given unique
model numbers to help distinguish your device generation.
Remove any protective case from the
iPod Touch so you can see the back of the device.
Locate the model number at the bottom of the back of the
Check the model number against the following model numbers.
Third generation iPod Touches are model number
"A1318." Second generation iPod Touches are model number
Identifying iPod models