We recently stocked up on some factory sealed, never used, first-generation 16GB iPod touches. We’re offering these previous 16GB models for less than the cost of a current 8GB iPod touch—only $219.99 for a limited time.

The differences between the original iPod touch and the current iPod touch are relatively minor: the new touch has external volume controls, an integrated speaker and mic (though the mic is not yet supported in software), built-in support for the Nike + iPod running kit, and support for shaking the iPod touch to shuffle songs.

Battery life is improved to 36 hours of music playback and 6 hours of video, from 22 hours of music playback and 5 hours of video playback.

The biggest difference between the two models is that the first-gen 16GB iPod touch ships with the original iPod touch software and applications. This includes the Safari web browser, YouTube, calendar, contacts, clock, and calculator apps, as well as support for music listening and photo and video viewing functionality.

For only $9.95, you can upgrade to the current iPod touch 2.2 Software to get the latest iPod touch software, which includes access to the App Store (and thousands of applications), Push Email through Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync, the Genius Playlist Feature, Multiple Calendar Capability, New Mail Management Features, Mail Attachment Viewing Capability, New Languages, and general Safari improvement. Learn more and upgrade to the iPod touch 2.2 Software via iTunes by clicking here.


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