Setting up new iPod touch

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Is there a way to set it up without physically connecting to iTunes? Is there a way to connect via wifi & follow the setup steps like the new iPhone.
 

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Apparently you can't just turn it in & set up via iCloud. You have to physically connect it to a pc/Mac with iTunes installed.
 

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My sister recently bought an iPod touch from the Apple store and was up running it right out of the Apple store no computer involved, they turned it on and iCloud set everything up. So your either doing something wrong or your iPod is defective.
 

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My sister recently bought an iPod touch from the Apple store and was up running it right out of the Apple store no computer involved, they turned it on and iCloud set everything up. So your either doing something wrong or your iPod is defective.
The Apple store still had to plug it in to iTunes.
 

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From ANY iOS device (iPhone, iPod, iPad) running 5.0, you CAN set it up without the need for a computer. You have to use iCloud for this, as others have stated. To set up wireless sync with a computer, you have to plug it in using a cable just once, but this not required to simply use the device...
 

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Please go into settings>general>about and then check the software,
When you turn on the brand new iPod running iOS 5 it prompts you to connect to iTunes. There is no iCloud setup option & you can't go into any settings. I replaced my friend's son's iPod with a brand new iPod. He was having trouble with his home pc & has wifi. When he turned it on there was no iCloud option just the connect to iTunes prompt. He went by the local Apple store where they simply connected it for him & was finished in about 2 minutes. I thought there may be a way to do it without connecting but there's not & none of you obviously know from first hand experience.
 

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From ANY iOS device (iPhone, iPod, iPad) running 5.0, you CAN set it up without the need for a computer. You have to use iCloud for this, as others have stated. To set up wireless sync with a computer, you have to plug it in using a cable just once, but this not required to simply use the device...
You answered it. You have to connect once on the initial setup.