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iPod Models

Originally developed as a portable music player by Apple Inc. for its Macintosh platform, it was first released in 2001.
CEO Steve Jobs commissioned Jon Rubinstein to create a personal media player in keeping with the minimalist style of Apple.
The first iPod was Mac-compatible only, but once it attained cross-platform compatibility, it became one of the most successful
and revolutionary products of the era.

iPod
1st Gen
2nd Gen
3rd Gen
4th Gen (I)
4th Gen (II)
4th Gen (III)
4th Gen (IV)
4th Gen (V)
5th Gen (I)
5th Gen (II)
5th Gen (III)
5th Gen (IV)
6th Gen
7th Gen (I)
7th Gen (II)
 
Name iPod (Scroll Wheel) iPod (Touch Wheel) iPod (Dock Connector) iPod (Click wheel) iPod Special Edition U2 (iPod (Click wheel) iPod Photo (aka iPod with Colour Display) iPod with Colour Display iPod Special Edition U2 (iPod with Colour Display) iPod (aka iPod with Video) iPod Special Edition U2 (iPod with Video) iPod (aka iPod with video) iPod Special Edition U2 iPod Classic iPod Classic iPod Classic
Capacity
(GB)
5, 10 10, 20 10, 15, 20, 30, 40 20†, 40 20 30, 40, 60 20†, 60 20 30, 60 30 30, 80 30 80, 160 120 160
Model No./
1st Release
Date
M8541 (5 GB):
Oct. 2001
M8541 (10 GB):
Mar 2002
A1019:
July 2002
A1040 (10, 15 & 30 GB):
April 2003
A1040 (20 & 40 GB):
Sept. 2003
A1059:
July 2004
A1059:
Oct. 2004
A1099 (40 & 60 GB):
Oct. 2004
A1099 (30 GB): Feb. 2005
A1099:
June 2005
A1099:
June 2005
A1136:
Oct. 2005
A1136:
June 2006
A1136:
Sept. 2006
A1136:
Sept. 2006
A1238:
Sept. 2007
A1238:
Sept. 2008
A1238:
Sept. 2009
Colour/s iBook white iBook white iBook white iBook white Black with red click wheel iBook white iBook white Black with red click wheel White, black Black with red click wheel White, black Black with red click wheel Silver with white click wheel, black Silver with white click wheel, black Silver with white click wheel, black
Order Nos. 5 GB Mac:
M8513LL/A
10 GB Win:
M8709LL/A
10 GB:
Mac - M8737LL/A
Win - M8740LL/A
20 GB:
Mac -
8738LL/A
Win - M8741LL/A
10 GB: M8976LL/A
15 GB: M8946LL/A
20 GB: M9244LL/A
30 GB: M8948LL/A
40 GB: M9245LL/A
20 GB: M9282LL/A
40 GB: M9282LL/A
M9787LL/A 30 GB: M9829LL/A
40 GB: M9585LL/A
60 GB: M9586LL/A
20 GB: MA079LL/A
60 GB: M9830LL/A
MA127LL/A 30 GB:
white - MA002LL/A
black - MA146LL/A
60 GB:
white - MA003LL/A
black - MA147LL/A
MA452LL/A 30 GB:
white - MA444LL/A
black - MA446LL/A
80 GB:
white - MA448LL/A
black - MA450LL/A
MA664LL/A 80 GB:
silver - MB029LL/A
black - MB147LL/A
160 GB:
silver - MB145LL/A
black - MB150LL/A
Silver - MB562LL/A
black - MB565LL/A
Silver - MC293LL/A
black - MC297LL/A
Size (in) 4.02 x 2.43 x 0.78
10 GB
4.0 x 2.4 x 0.72
20 GB
4.0 x 2.4 x 0.84
10, 15 & 20 GB
4.1 x 2.4 x 0.62
30 & 40 GB
4.1 x 2.4 x 0.73
20 GB
4.1 x 2.4 x 0.57
40 GB
4.1 x 2.4 x 0.69
4.1 x 2.4 x 0.57 30 GB
4.1 x 2.4 x 0.63
40 & 60 GB
4.1 x 2.4 x 0.75

20 GB
4.1 x 2.4 x 0.57
60 GB
4.1 x 2.4 x 0.75
4.1 x 2.4 x 0.57 30 GB
4.1 x 2.4 x 0.43
60 GB
4.1 x 2.4 x 0.55
4.1 x 2.4 x 0.43 30 GB
4.1 x 2.4 x 0.43
80 GB
4.1 x 2.4 x 0.55
4.1 x 2.4 x 0.43 80 GB
4.1 x 2.4 x 0.41
160 GB
4.1 x 2.4 x 0.53
4.1 x 2.4 x 0.41 4.1 x 2.4 x 0.41
Weight
(oz)
6.5 10 GB
6.5
20 GB
7.2
10, 15 & 20 GB
5.6
30 & 40 GB
6.2
20 GB
5.6
40 GB
6.2
5.6 30 GB
5.9
40 & 60 GB
6.4
20 GB
5.6
60 GB
6.4
5.6 30 GB
4.8
60 GB
5.5
4.8 30 GB
4.8
80 GB
5.5
4.8 80 GB
4.9
160 GB
5.7
4.9 4.9
Housing Plastic, stainless steel Plastic, stainless steel Plastic, stainless steel Plastic, stainless steel Plastic, stainless steel Plastic, stainless steel Plastic, stainless steel Plastic, stainless steel Plastic, stainless steel Plastic, stainless steel Plastic, stainless steel Plastic, stainless steel Anodised aluminium, stainless steel Anodised aluminium, stainless steel Anodised aluminium, stainless steel
Navigation Scroll wheel (physical scroll) Touch wheel Touch wheel Click wheel Click wheel Click wheel Click wheel Click wheel Click wheel Click wheel Click wheel Click wheel Click wheel Click wheel Click wheel
Processor
Type/Speed
PP5002/
90 MHz (x2)
PP5002/
90 MHz (x2)
PP5002/
90 MHz (x2)
PP5020/
80 MHz (x2)
PP5020/
80 MHz (x2)
PP5020/
80 MHz (x2)
PP5020/
80 MHz (x2)
PP5020/
80 MHz (x2)
PP5021C/
80 MHz (x2)
PP5021C/
80 MHz (x2)
PP5021C/
80 MHz (x2)
PP5021C/
80 MHz (x2)
Samsung ARM Samsung ARM Samsung ARM
RAM 32 MB 32 MB 32 MB 32 MB 32 MB 32 MB 32 MB 32 MB 30 GB
32 MB
60 GB
64 MB
32 MB 30 GB
32 MB
80 GB
64 MB
32 MB 64 MB 64 MB 64 MB
Display 2" greyscale LCD, white backlit LED; 160 x 128 pr, 0.24-mm dp 2" greyscale LCD, white backlit LED; 160 x 128 pr, 0.24-mm dp 2" greyscale LCD, white backlit LED; 160 x 128 pr, 0.24-mm dp 2" greyscale LCD, blue-white LED; 160 x 128 pr, 0.24-mm dp 2" greyscale LCD, blue-white LED; 160 x 128 pr, 0.24-mm dp 2" colour LCD with blue-white LED backlight; 220 x 176 pr, 0.18-mm dp 2" colour LCD with blue-white LED backlight; 220 x 176 pr, 0.18-mm dp 2" colour LCD with blue-white LED backlight; 220 x 176 pr, 0.18-mm dp 2.5" QVGA transflective; over 65,000-color LCD
with white LED backlight; 320 x 240 pr, .156-mm dp
2.5" QVGA transflective; over 65,000-color LCD with white LED backlight; 320 x 240 pr, .156-mm dp 2.5" QVGA transflective; over 65,000-color LCD with white LED backlight; 320 x 240 pr, .156-mm dp 2.5" QVGA transflective; over 65,000-color LCD with white LED backlight; 320 x 240 pr, .156-mm dp 2.5" colour LCD with LED backlight; 320 x 240 pr. at 163 ppi 2.5" colour LCD with LED backlight; 320 x 240 pr. at 163 ppi 2.5" colour LCD with LED backlight; 320 x 240 pr. at 163 ppi
O/S Mac OS 9.2.1, Mac OS X 10.1
Win ME/2000/XP
Mac OS 9.2.2, Mac OS X 10.1.14
Win ME/2000/XP
Mac OS X 10.1.5
Win 2000/XP
Mac OS X 10.1.5
Win 2000/XP
Mac OS X 10.1.5
Win 2000/XP
Mac OS X 10.2.8
Win 2000/XP
Mac OS X 10.2.8
Win 2000/XP
Mac OS X 10.2.8;
Win 2000/XP
Mac OS X 10.3.9
Win 2000/XP
Mac OS X 10.3.9
Win 2000/XP
Mac OS X 10.3.9
Win 2000/XP
Mac OS X 10.3.9
Win 2000/XP
Mac OS X 10.4.8
Win XP SP2/Vista
Mac OS X 10.4.11/
10.6.8
Win XP SP3/Vista
Mac OS X 10.4.11/
10.6.8
Win XP SP3/Vista
Media
Supported
MP3, MP3 VBR, WAV, AIFF MP3, MP3 VBR, WAV, AIFF, Audible MP3, MP3 VBR, WAV, AIFF, AAC, Audible MP3, MP3 VBR, WAV, AIFF, Apple Lossless, AAC, Audible MP3, MP3 VBR, WAV, AIFF, Apple Lossless, AAC, Audible MP3, MP3 VBR, WAV, AIFF, Apple Lossless, AAC, Audible, Protected AAC (30 GB only); JPEG, BMP, GIF, TIFF, PNG, PSD (30 GB only) MP3, MP3 VBR, WAV, AIFF, Apple Lossless, AAC, Audible; JPEG, BMP, GIF, TIFF, PSD, PNG MP3, MP3 VBR, WAV, AIFF, Apple Lossless, AAC, Audible; JPEG, BMP, GIF, TIFF, PSD, PNG MP3, MP3 VBR, WAV, AIFF, Apple Lossless, AAC, Protected AAC (iTunes), Audible; H.264/MPEG4 encoded .m4v, .mp4, .mov; JPEG, BMP, GIF, TIFF, PSD, PNG MP3, MP3 VBR, WAV, AIFF, Apple Lossless, AAC, Protected AAC (iTunes), Audible; H.264/MPEG4 encoded .mp4, .mov; JPEG, BMP, GIF, TIFF, PSD, PNG MP3, MP3 VBR, WAV, AIFF, Apple Lossless, AAC, Protected AAC (iTunes), Audible; H.264/MPEG4 encoded .mp4, .mov; JPEG, BMP, GIF, TIFF, PSD, PNG MP3, MP3 VBR, WAV, AIFF, Apple Lossless, AAC, Protected AAC (iTunes), Audible; H.264/MPEG4 encoded .m4v, .mp4, .mov; JPEG, BMP, GIF, TIFF, PSD, PNG MP3, MP3 VBR, WAV, AIFF, Apple Lossless, AAC, Protected AAC (iTunes), Audible; H.264/MPEG4 encoded .m4v, .mp4, .mov; JPEG, BMP, GIF, TIFF, PSD, PNG MP3, MP3 VBR, WAV, AIFF, Apple Lossless, AAC, Protected AAC (iTunes), Audible; H.264/MPEG4 encoded .m4v, .mp4, .mov; iPod-viewable photos (JPEG, BMP, GIF, TIFF, PSD, PNG) MP3, MP3 VBR, WAV, AIFF, Apple Lossless, AAC, Protected AAC (iTunes), Audible; H.264/MPEG4 encoded .m4v, .mp4, .mov; iPod-viewable photos (JPEG, BMP, GIF, TIFF, PSD, PNG)
Play (hrs) 10 10 8 12 12 audio: 15; slideshow: 5 audio: 15; slideshow: 5 audio: 15; slideshow: 5 30 GB: audio: 14; video: 2; photo-music slideshow: 3
60 GB: audio: 20; video: 3; photo-music slideshow: 4
audio: 14; video: 2; photo-music slideshow: 3 30 GB: audio: 14; video: 3.5; slideshow with music: 4
80 GB: audio: 20; video: 6.5; photo-music slideshow: 6
audio: 14; video: 3.5; photo-music slideshow: 4 80 GB
audio: 30; video: 5
160 GB
audio: 40; video: 7
audio: 36
video: 6
audio: 36
video: 6
Full Charge
Time (hrs)*
3 3 3 4 4 5 5 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
Input/
Output
FireWire (IEEE 1394a) port;
3.5-mm stereo headphone jack
FireWire (IEEE 1394a) port;
3.5-mm stereo headphone jack
Dock connector; 3.5-mm stereo headphone jack; wired remote connector Dock connector; 3.5-mm stereo headphone jack; wired remote connector Dock connector; 3.5-mm stereo headphone jack; wired remote connector Dock connector; 3.5-mm stereo headphone jack; wired remote connector Dock connector; 3.5-mm stereo headphone jack; wired remote connector Dock connector; 3.5-mm stereo headphone jack; wired remote connector Dock connector; 3.5-mm stereo headphone jack; S-video output Dock connector; 3.5-mm stereo headphone jack; S-video output Dock connector; 3.5-mm stereo headphone jack; S-video output Dock connector; 3.5-mm stereo headphone jack; S-video output Dock connector; 3.5-mm stereo headphone jack Dock connector; 3.5-mm stereo headphone jack Dock connector; 3.5-mm stereo headphone jack
Other Controls located in a circle around scroll wheel; stores synching via FireWire; charging via FireWire to computer or power adaptor
Controls located in a circle around scroll wheel; max. 20 min. skip protection; FireWire port cover; clear plastic hold switch; synching via FireWire; charging via FireWire to computer or power adaptor

Four control buttons above touch wheel; max. 25 min. skip protection; synching via Fire0Wire or USB; charging via FireWire to computer or power adaptor
Hold-switch; max. 25 min. skip protection; synching via FireWire or USB; charging via USB or FireWire to computer or power adaptor
Same as previous 20 GB model except for the exterior; signatures of U2 band members and 'iPod Special Edition U2' engraved on the back
First colour iPod; max. 17 min. skip protection;
synching via FireWire or USB; charging via USB or FireWire to computer or power adaptor
Same as previous with revised software
Same as previous 20 GB model except for the exterior; signatures of U2 band members and 'iPod Special Edition U2' engraved on the back
First video-playing iPod; synching via USB; charging via USB or FireWire to computer or power adaptor
Same as previous 30 GB model except for the exterior; signatures of U2 band members and 'iPod Special Edition U2' engraved on the back
Synching via USB; charging via USB or FireWire to computer or power adaptor
Same as previous 30 GB model except for the exterior; signatures of U2 band members and 'iPod Special Edition U2' engraved on the back
Synching via USB; charging via USB or FireWire to computer or power adaptor
Synching via USB; charging via USB or FireWire to computer or power adaptor
Synching via USB; charging via USB or FireWire to computer or power adaptor
iPod Touch
1st Gen
2nd Gen
3rd Gen
4th Gen
5th Gen (I)
5th Gen (II)
6th Gen
 
Name
iPod Touch
iPod Touch
iPod Touch
iPod Touch
iPod Touch
iPod Touch
iPod Touch
Capacity
(GB)
8, 16, 32 8, 16, 32 32, 64 8, 16, 32, 64 16, 32, 64 16 16, 32, 64, 128
Model No./
1st Release
Date
A1213 (8 & 16 GB): Sept. 2007
A1213 (32 GB): Feb. 2008
A1288: Sept. 2008‡
A1318: Sept. 2009 A1367 (8, 32, 64 GB): Sept. 2010
A1367 (8, 32, 64 GB): Oct. 2011
A1367 (16 & 32 GB): Oct. 2012
A1421 (32 & 64 GB): Oct. 2012
A1421 (16 GB): June 2014
A1509: May 2013 A1574: July 2015
Colour/s Black, grey Black, silver Black Black, white (from Oct. 2011) Dark grey (replaced by space grey from Sept. 2013), silver, pink, yellow, blue, (PRODUCT) red Black Silver, gold, space grey, blue, hot pink, (PRODUCT) red
Order Nos. 8 GB:
MA623LL/A
16 GB:
MA627LL/A
32 GB:
MB376LL/A
8 GB:
MB528LL/A
16 GB:
MB531LL/A
32 GB:
MB533LL/A
32 GB:
MC008LL/A
64 GB:
MC011LL/A

8 GB:
black - MC540LL/A
white - MD057LL/A
16 GB:
black - ME178LL/A
white - ME179LL/A
32 GB:
black - MC544LL/A
white - MD058LL/A
64 GB:
black - MC547LL/A
white - MD059LL/A

16 GB:
space grey - MGG82LL/A
silver - MGG52LL/A
pink - MGFY2LL/A
yellow - MGG12LL/A
blue - MGG32LL/A
(PRODUCT) RED - MGG72LL/A
32 GB:
dark grey - MD723LL/A
space grey - ME978LL/A
silver - MD720LL/A
pink - MC903LL/A
yellow - MD714LL/A
blue - MD717LL/A
(PRODUCT) RED - MD749LL/A
64 GB:
dark grey - MD724LL/A
space grey - ME979LL/A
silver - MD721LL/A
pink - MC904LL/A
yellow - MD715LL/A
blue - MD718LL/A
(PRODUCT) RED - MD705LL/A
ME643LL/A 16 GB:
silver - MKH42LL/A
gold - MKH02LL/A
space grey - MKH62LL/A
blue - MKH22LL/A
hot pink - MKGX2LL/A
(PRODUCT) red - MKH82LL/A
32 GB:
silver - MKHX2LL/A
gold - MKHT2LL/A
space grey - MKJ02LL/A
blue - MKHV2LL/A
hot pink - MKHQ2LL/A
(PRODUCT) red - MKJ22LL/A
64 GB: silver - MKHJ2LL/A
gold - MKHC2LL/A
space grey - MKHL2LL/A
blue - MKHE2LL/A
hot pink - MKGW2LL/A
(PRODUCT) red - MKHN2LL/A
128 GB:
silver - MKWR2LL/A
gold - MKWM2LL/A
space grey - MKWU2LL/A
blue - MKWP2LL/A
hot pink - MKWK2LL/A
(PRODUCT) red - MKWW2LL/A
Size (in) 4.3 x 2.4 x 0.31 4.3 x 2.4 x 0.33 4.3 x 2.4 x 0.33 4.4 x 2.32 x 0.28 4.86 x 2.31 x 0.24 4.86 x 2.31 x 0.24 4.86 x 2.31 x 0.24
Weight (oz) 4.2 4.05 4.05 3.56 3.10 3.04 3.10
Housing Stainless steel Stainless steel Stainless steel Stainless steel Anodised aluminium Anodised aluminium Anodised aluminium
Navigation Multi-Touch display Multi-Touch display Multi-Touch display Multi-Touch display Multi-Touch display Multi-Touch display Multi-Touch display
Processor
Type/Speed
Samsung ARM/ 400 MHz Samsung ARM/ 533 MHz Samsung ARM/ 800 MHz Apple A4/ 1.0 GHz Apple A5/ 1.0 GHz Apple A5/ 1.0 GHz Apple A8/ 1.1 GHz
RAM 128 MB 128 MB 256 MB 256 MB 512 MB 512 MB 1 GB
Display 3.5" widescreen Multi-Touch display; 480 x 320 pr at 163 ppi 3.5" widescreen Multi-Touch display; 480 x 320 pr at 163 ppi 3.5" widescreen Multi-Touch display; 480 x 320 pr at 163 ppi 3.5" widescreen Multi-Touch display; retina display; 960 x 640 pr at 326 ppi 4" widescreen Multi-Touch IPS technology; retina display; 1136 x 640 pr at 326 ppi 4" widescreen Multi-Touch IPS technology; retina display; 1136 x 640 pr at 326 ppi 4" widescreen Multi-Touch IPS technology; retina display; 1136 x 640 pr at 326 ppi
O/S Mac OS X 10.4.10
Win XP SP2/Vista
Mac OS X 10.4.10
Win XP SP3/Vista
Mac OS X 10.4.11
Win XP SP3/Vista
Mac OS X 10.5.8
Win XP SP3/Vista
Mac OS X 10.6.8 (from Oct. 2012)
Mac OS X 10.6.8;
Win XP SP3/Vista
Mac OS X 10.6.8;
Win XP SP3/Vista
Mac OS X 10.7.5;
Win 7
Media
Supported
MP3, MP3 VBR, WAV, AIFF, Apple Lossless, AAC, Protected AAC (iTunes), Audible; H.264/MPEG4 encoded .m4v, .mp4, .mov; iPod-viewable photos (JPEG, BMP, GIF, TIFF, PSD, PNG) MP3, MP3 VBR, WAV, AIFF, Apple Lossless, AAC, Protected AAC (iTunes), Audible; H.264/MPEG4 encoded .m4v, .mp4, .mov; iPod-viewable photos (JPEG, BMP, GIF, TIFF, PSD, PNG) MP3, MP3 VBR, WAV, AIFF, Apple Lossless, AAC, Protected AAC (iTunes), Audible; H.264/MPEG4 encoded .m4v, .mp4, .mov; iPod-viewable photos (JPEG, BMP, GIF, TIFF, PSD, PNG) MP3, MP3 VBR, WAV, AIFF, Apple Lossless, AAC, Protected AAC (iTunes), HE-AAC, Audible; H.264/MPEG4/Motion JPEG encoded .m4v, .mp4, .mov, .avi; iPod-viewable photos (JPEG, BMP, GIF, TIFF, PSD, PNG) MP3, MP3 VBR, WAV, AIFF, Apple Lossless, AAC, Protected AAC (iTunes), HE-AAC, Audible; H.264/MPEG4/Motion JPEG encoded .m4v, .mp4, .mov, .avi; iPod-viewable photos (JPEG, BMP, GIF, TIFF, PSD, PNG) MP3, MP3 VBR, WAV, AIFF, Apple Lossless, AAC, Protected AAC (iTunes), HE-AAC, Audible; H.264/MPEG4/Motion JPEG encoded .m4v, .mp4, .mov, .avi; iPod-viewable photos (JPEG, BMP, GIF, TIFF, PSD, PNG) MP3, MP3 VBR, WAV, AIFF, Apple Lossless, AAC, Protected AAC (iTunes), HE-AAC, Audible; H.264/MPEG4/Motion JPEG encoded .m4v, .mp4, .mov, .avi; iPod-viewable photos (JPEG, BMP, GIF, TIFF, PSD, PNG)
Play (hrs) audio: 22
video: 5
web: 4
audio: 36
video: 6
web: 4
audio: 30
video: 6
web: 4
audio: 40
video: 7
audio: 40
video: 8
audio: 40
video: 8
audio: 40
video: 8
Full Charge
Time (hrs)*
3 4 4 4 4 4 4
Input/
Output
Dock connector; 3.5-mm stereo headphone jack Dock connector; 3.5-mm stereo headphone jack; speaker; microphone Dock connector; 3.5-mm stereo headphone jack; speaker; microphone Dock connector; 3.5-mm stereo headphone jack; speaker; microphone Lightning connector; 3.5-mm stereo headphone jack; speaker; microphone Lightning connector; 3.5-mm stereo headphone jack; speaker; microphone Lightning connector; stereo headphone minijack; speaker; microphone
Other Web browse; Wi-Fi (802.11b/g); accelerometer; ambient light sensor; synching via USB; charging via USB to computer or power adaptor
Web browse; Wi-Fi (802.11b/g); Bluetooth (2.1 + EDR); accelerometer; ambient light sensor; external volume controls; synching via USB; charging via USB to computer or power adaptor
Web browse; Wi-Fi (802.11b/g); Bluetooth (2.1 + EDR); accelerometer; ambient light sensor; external volume controls; Voice Control navigation; VoiceOver screen reader; synching via USB; charging via USB to computer or power adaptor
Web browse; Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n; Bluetooth (2.1 + EDR); HD video: 720p, 30 frames per sec.; rear camera photos: 960 x 720px; FaceTime; accelerometer; three-axis gyroscope; ambient light sensor; external volume controls; Voice Control navigation; VoiceOver screen reader; synching via USB; charging via USB to computer or power adaptor
Web browse; Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n; Bluetooth (4.0); rear iSight camera with flash (photos: 5MP; video: 1080p, 30 frames per sec.) [excludes 16 GB model]; front FaceTime HD camera (photos 1.2MP; video 720p, 30 frames per sec.); accelerometer; three-axis gyroscope; external volume controls; Voice Control navigation; VoiceOver screen reader; synching via USB; charging via USB to computer or power adaptor
Web browse; Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n; Bluetooth (4.0); front FaceTime HD camera (photos 1.2MP; video 720p, 30 frames per sec.); accelerometer; three-axis gyroscope; external volume controls; Voice Control navigation; VoiceOver screen reader; synching via USB; charging via USB to computer or power adaptor
M8 motion coprocessor; Web browse; Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n/ac); Bluetooth (4.1); rear iSight camera (photos: 8MP; video: 1080p, 30 frames per sec.); front FaceTime HD camera (photos 1.2MP; video 720p, 30 frames per sec.); accelerometer; three-axis gyroscope; external volume controls; Voice Control navigation; VoiceOver screen reader; synching via USB; charging via USB to computer or power adaptor
iPod Mini
1st Gen 2nd Gen
 
Name iPod Mini iPod Mini
Capacity
(GB)
4 4, 6
Model No./
1st Release
Date
A1051: Jan. 2004 A1051: Feb. 2005
Colour/s Silver, pink, green, gold, blue Silver, pink, blue, green
Order No./s Silver - M9160LL/A, pink - M9435LL/A, green - M9434LL/A, gold - M9437LL/A, blue - M9436LL/A 4 GB: silver - M9800LL/A, pink - M9804LL/A, blue - M9802LL/A, green - M9806LL/A; 6 GB: silver - M9801LL/A, pink - M9805LL/A, green - M9807LL/A, blue- M9803LL/A
Size (in) 3.6 x 2.0 x 0.54 3.6 x 2.0 x 0.54
Weight (oz) 3.6 3.6
Housing Anodised aluminium Anodised aluminium
Navigation Click wheel Click wheel
Processor
Type/Speed
PP5020/80 MHz (x2) PP5020/80 MHz (x2)
RAM 32 MB 32 MB
Display 1.67" greyscale LCD with blue-white LED backlight; 138 x 110 pr, 0.22-mm dp 1.67" greyscale LCD with blue-white LED backlight; 138 x 110 pr, 0.22-mm dp
O/S Mac OS X 10.1.5; Win 2000/XP Mac OS X 10.2.8; Win 2000/XP
Media
Supported
AAC, MP3, MP3 VBR, Audible, AIFF, WAV AAC, MP3, MP3 VBR, Audible, AIFF, Apple Lossless, WAV
Play (hrs) 8 18
Full Charge
Time (hrs)*
3 4
Input/
Output
Dock connector; 3.5-mm stereo headphone jack; wired remote connector Dock connector; 3.5-mm stereo headphone jack; wired remote connector
Other Hold switch on top-left side; synching via FireWire or USB; charging via FireWire or USB to computer or power adaptor Hold switch on top-left side; click wheel text colour matches device colour; synching via FireWire or USB; charging via FireWire or USB to computer or power adaptor
iPod Shuffle
1st Gen 2nd Gen 3rd Gen (I) 3rd Gen (II) 4th Gen (I) 4th Gen (II) 4th Gen (III)
 
Name iPod Shuffle iPod Shuffle iPod Shuffle iPod Shuffle iPod Shuffle iPod Shuffle iPod Shuffle
Capacity
(GB)
512 (MB), 1 1, 2 4 2, 4 2 2 2
Model No./
1st Release
Date
A1112: Jan 2005 A1204 (1 GB): Sept. 2006
A1204 (1 GB): Jan. 2007
A1204 (1 & 2 GB) Sept. 2007
A1204 (2 GB): Feb. 2008
A1271: Mar. 2009 A1271: Sept. 2009 A1373: Sept. 2010 A1373: Sept. 2012 A1373: July 2015
Colour/s White 2006: silver; Jan. 2007: silver, green, pink, blue, orange; Sept. 2007: light green, silver, light blue, purple, (PRODUCT) red; 2008: blue, silver, green, pink, (PRODUCT) red Silver, black Black, silver, pink, green, blue, special edition stainless steel (4 GB only) Silver with black control pad; orange, green, pink, blue - all with white control pad Silver, dark grey (replaced by space grey, Sept. 2013) - all with black control pad; purple, yellow, green, pink, blue, (PRODUCT) red - all with white control pad Space grey, silver - both with black control pad; gold, blue, pink, (PRODUCT) red - all with white control pad
Order No./s 512 MB - M9724LL/A, 1 GB - M9725LL/A 2006:
silver: M9724LL/A
Jan. 2007:
silver - M9724LL/A
green - MA951LL/A
pink - MA947LL/A
blue - MA949LL/A
orange - MA953LL/A
Sept. 2007 1 GB:
light green - MB229LL/A
silver - MB225LL/A
light blue - MB227LL/A
purple - MB233LL/A
(PRODUCT) red - MB231LL/A
Sept. 2007 2 GB
light green - MB522LL/A
silver - MB518LL/A
light blue - MB520LL/A
purple - MB526LL/A
2008 1 GB:
blue - MB813LL/A
silver - MB225LL/A
green - MB815LL/A
pink - MB811LL/A
(PRODUCT) red - MB817LL/A
2008 2 GB: blue - MB683LL/A
silver - MB518LL/A
green - MB685LL/A
pink - MB681LL/A
(PRODUCT) red - MB524LL/A
Silver - MB867LL/A
black - MC164LL/A
2 GB:
silver - MC306LL/A
black - MC323LL/A
green - MC381LL/A
pink - MC387LL/A
blue - MC384LL/A
4 GB:
silver - MB867LL/A
black - MC164LL/A
green - MC307LL/A
pink - MC331LL/A
blue - MC328LL/A
Silver - MC584LL/A
orange - MC749LL/A
green - MC750LL/A
pink - MC585LL/A
blue - MC751LL/A
Silver - MD778LL/A
dark grey - MD779LL/A
space grey - ME949LL/A
purple - MD777LL/A
yellow - MD774LL/A
green - MD776LL/A
pink - MD773LL/A
blue - MD775LL/A
(PRODUCT) red - MD780LL/A
Space grey - MKMJ2LL/A
silver - MKMG2LL/A
gold - MKM92LL/A
blue - MKME2LL/A
pink - MKM72LL/A
(PRODUCT) red - MKML2LL/A
Size (in) 3.3 x 0.98 x 0.33 1.07 x 1.62 x 0.41 1.8 x 0.7 x 0.3 1.8 x 0.7 x 0.3 1.14 x 1.24 x 0.34 1.14 x 1.24 x 0.34 1.14 x 1.24 x 0.34
Weight
(oz)
0.78 0.55 0.38 0.38, 0.61 stainless steel version 0.44 0.44 0.44
Housing Plastic, waterproof Aluminium, with clip Aluminium, with clip Aluminium, with clip Anodised aluminium Anodised aluminium Anodised aluminium
Navigation Control Pad Control Pad Earphones with remote (3-button control) Earphones with remote (3-button control) Control Pad Control Pad Control Pad
Processor
Type/Speed
D-Major STMP 3550/
75 MHz
Samsung ARM Samsung ARM Samsung ARM Samsung ARM Samsung ARM Samsung ARM
RAM N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Display N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
O/S Mac OS X 10.2.8
Win 2000/XP
Mac OS X 10.3.9
Win 2000/XP
Mac OS X 10.4.11
Win XP SP3/Vista
Mac OS X 10.4.11
Win XP SP3/Vista
Mac OS X 10.5.8
Win XP SP3/Vista
Mac OS X 10.6.8
Win XP SP3/Vista
Mac OS X 10.7.5
Win 7
Media
Supported
MP3, MP3 VBR, AAC, Protected AAC (iTunes), Audible, WAV MP3, MP3 VBR, AAC, Protected AAC (iTunes), Audible, WAV, AIFF MP3, MP3 VBR, AAC, Protected AAC (iTunes), HE-AAC, Apple Lossless, Audible, WAV, AIFF MP3, MP3 VBR, AAC, Protected AAC (iTunes), HE-AAC, Apple Lossless, Audible, WAV, AIFF MP3, MP3 VBR, AAC, Protected AAC (iTunes), Apple Lossless, Audible, WAV, AIFF MP3, MP3 VBR, AAC, Protected AAC (iTunes), Apple Lossless, Audible, WAV, AIFF MP3, MP3 VBR, AAC, Protected AAC (iTunes), Apple Lossless, Audible, WAV, AIFF
Play (hrs) 12 12 10 10 15 15 15
Full Charge
Time (hrs)*
4 4 3 3 3 3 3
Input/
Output
USB connector; 3.5-mm stereo headphone minijack 3.5-mm stereo headphone minijack 3.5-mm stereo headphone jack 3.5-mm stereo headphone jack 3.5-mm stereo headphone jack 3.5-mm stereo headphone jack 3.5-mm stereo headphone jack
Other LED lights on front and back; synching via FireWire or USB; charging via FireWire or USB to computer or power adaptor
Synching via USB; charging via USB to computer or power adaptor
VoiceOver feature; one status light; synching via USB; charging via USB to computer or power adaptor
VoiceOver feature; one status light; three-button controller; synching via USB; charging via USB to computer or power adaptor
VoiceOver button; synching via USB; charging via USB to computer or power adaptor
VoiceOver button; synching via USB; charging via USB to computer or power adaptor
VoiceOver button; synching via USB; charging via USB to computer or power adaptor
iPod Nano
1st Gen 2nd Gen 3rd Gen 4th Gen 5th Gen 6th Gen 7th Gen (I) 7th Gen (II)
 
Name iPod Nano iPod Nano iPod Nano iPod Nano iPod Nano iPod Nano iPod Nano iPod Nano
Capacity
(GB)
1, 2, 4 2, 4, 8 4, 8 8, 16 8, 16 8, 16 16 16
Model No./
1st Release
Date
A1137: Sept. 2005
A1137: Feb. 2006
A1199: Sept. 2006
A1199: Oct. 2006
A1236: Sept. 2007
A1236 Jan. 2008
A1285: Sept 2008 A1320: Sept. 2009 A1366: Sept. 2010 A1446: Oct. 2012 A1446: July 2015
Colour/s iBook white, black Silver (2 & 4 GB), green (4 GB), blue (4 GB), pink (4 GB), (PRODUCT) red (Oct. 2006; 4 & 8 GB) - all with white click wheel; black with black click wheel (8 GB) Silver (4 & 8 GB); black, light green, light blue, pink (from 2008), (PRODUCT) red - all 8 GB only Silver, black, green, blue, pink, orange, yellow, purple, (PRODUCT) red Silver, black, green, blue, pink, orange, yellow, purple, (PRODUCT) red Silver, graphite, green, blue, pink, orange, (PRODUCT) red Dark grey with black front (replaced by space grey 2013); green, purple, yellow, silver, pink, blue, (PRODUCT) red - all with front Space grey with black front; gold, blue, pink, silver, (PRODUCT) red - all with white front
Order No./s 2 GB:
white - MA004LL/A
black - MA099LL/A
4 GB:
white - MA005LL/A
black - MA107LL/A
1 GB:
white-MA350LL/A
black-MA352LL/A
2 GB:
silver - MA477LL/A
4 GB:
silver - MA426LL/A
green - MA487LL/A
blue - MA428LL/A
pink- MA489LL/A
(PRODUCT) red - MA725LL/A
8 GB:
black - MA497LL/A
(PRODUCT) red - MA899LL/A
4 GB:
silver - MA978LL/A
8 GB:
silver - MA980LL/A
black - MB261LL/A, light green - MB253LL/A, light blue - MB249LL/A, pink - MB453LL/A, (PRODUCT) red - MB257LL/A
8 GB:
silver - MB598LL/A
black - MB754LL/A
green - MB745LL/A
blue - MB732LL/A
pink - MB735LL/A
orange - MB742LL/A
yellow - MB748LL/A
purple - MB739LL/A
(PRODUCT) red - MB751LL/A
16 GB: silver - MB903LL/A
black - MB918LL/A
green - MB913LL/A
blue - MB905LL/A
pink - MB907LL/A
orange - MB911LL/A
yellow - MB915LL/A
purple - MB909LL/A
(PRODUCT) red - MB917LL/A

8 GB:
silver - MC027LL/A
black - MC031LL/A
green - MC040LL/A
blue - MC037LL/A
pink - MC050LL/A
orange - MC046LL/A
yellow - MC043LL/A
purple - MC034LL/A
(PRODUCT) red - MC049LL/A
16 GB:
silver - MC060LL/A
black - MC062LL/A
green - MC068LL/A
blue - MC066LL/A
pink - MC075LL/A
orange - MC072LL/A
yellow - MC070LL/A
purple - MC064LL/A
(PRODUCT) red - MC074LL/A

8 GB: silver - MC525LL/A
graphite - MC688LL/A
green - MC690LL/A
blue - MC689LL/A
pink - MC692LL/A
orange - MC691LL/A
(PRODUCT) red - MC693LL/A
16 GB:
silver - MC526LL/A
graphite - MC694LL/A
green - MC696LL/A
blue - MC695LL/A
pink - MC698LL/A
orange - MC697LL/A
(PRODUCT) red - MC699LL/A
Dark grey - MD481LL/A
space grey - ME971LL/A
green - MD478LL/A
purple - MD479LL/A
yellow - MD476LL/A
silver - MD480LL/A
pink - MD475LL/A
blue - MD477LL/A
(PRODUCT) red - MD744LL/A
Space grey - MKN52LL/A
gold - MKMX2LL/A
blue - MKN02LL/A
pink - MKMV2LL/A
silver - MKN22LL/A
(PRODUCT) red - MKN72LL/A
Size (in) 3.5 x 1.6 x 0.27 3.5 x 1.6 x 0.26 2.75 x 2.06 x 0.26 3.6 x 1.5 x 0.24 3.6 x 1.5 x 0.24 1.48 x 1.61 x 0.35 3.01 x 1.56 x 0.21 3.01 x 1.56 x 0.21
Weight
(oz)
1.5 1.41 1.74 1.3 1.28 0.74 1.1 1.1
Housing Plastic, stainless steel Anodised aluminium Aluminium, s.steel Curved anodised aluminium Glossy anodised aluminium Anodised aluminium with clip Anodised aluminium Anodised aluminium
Navigation Click wheel Click wheel Click wheel Click wheel Click wheel Multi-touch display Multi-touch display Multi-touch display
Processor
Type/Speed
PP5021C/80 MHz (x2) Samsung ARM Samsung ARM Samsung ARM Samsung ARM Samsung ARM Samsung ARM Samsung ARM
RAM N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Display 1.5" LCD with blue-white LED backlight; 176 x 132 pr, .168-mm dp 1.5" LCD with blue-white LED backlight; 176 x 132 pr, .168-mm dp 2" LCD with blue-white LED backlight; 320 x 240 pr, 204 ppi 2" LCD with blue-white LED backlight; 320 x 240 pr, 204 ppi 2.2" TFT LCD; 240 x 376 pr, 204 ppi 1.54" TFT LCD; 240 x 240 pr, 220 ppi 2.5" TFT LCD; 240 x 432 pr, 202 ppi 2.5" TFT LCD; 240 x 432 pr, 202 ppi
O/S Mac OS X 10.3.4
Win 2000/XP
Mac OS X 10.3.9
Win 2000/XP
Mac OS X 10.4.8
Win XP SP2/Vista
Mac OS X 10.4.11
Win XP SP3/Vista
Mac OS X 10.4.11
Win XP SP3/Vista
Mac OS X 10.5.8
Win XP SP3/Vista
Mac OS X 10.6.8
Win XP SP3/Vista
Mac OS X 10.7.5
Win 7
Media
Supported
MP3, MP3 VBR, AAC, Protected AAC (iTunes), Apple Lossless, Audible, WAV, AIFF; iPod-viewable photos (JPEG, BMP, GIF, TIFF, PSD, PNG) MP3, MP3 VBR, AAC, Protected AAC (iTunes), Apple Lossless, Audible, WAV, AIFF; iPod-viewable photos (JPEG, BMP, GIF, TIFF, PSD, PNG) MP3, MP3 VBR, AAC, Protected AAC (iTunes), Apple Lossless, Audible, WAV, AIFF; ; H.264/MPEG4 encoded .m4v, .mp4, .mov; iPod-viewable photos (JPEG, BMP, GIF, TIFF, PSD, PNG) MP3, MP3 VBR, AAC, Protected AAC (iTunes), Apple Lossless, Audible, WAV, AIFF; ; H.264/MPEG4 encoded .m4v, .mp4, .mov; iPod-viewable photos (JPEG, BMP, GIF, TIFF, PSD, PNG) MP3, MP3 VBR, AAC, Protected AAC (iTunes), HE-AAC, Apple Lossless, Audible, WAV, AIFF; H.264/MPEG4 encoded .m4v, .mp4, .mov; iPod-viewable photos (JPEG, BMP, GIF, TIFF, PSD, PNG) MP3, MP3 VBR, AAC, Protected AAC (iTunes), HE-AAC, Apple Lossless, Audible, WAV, AIFF; iPod-viewable photos (JPEG, BMP, GIF, TIFF, PSD, PNG) MP3, MP3 VBR, AAC, Protected AAC (iTunes), HE-AAC, Apple Lossless, Audible, WAV, AIFF; H.264/MPEG4 encoded .m4v, .mp4, .mov; iPod-viewable photos (JPEG, BMP, GIF, TIFF, PSD, PNG) MP3, MP3 VBR, AAC, Protected AAC (iTunes), HE-AAC, Apple Lossless, Audible, WAV, AIFF; H.264/MPEG4 encoded .m4v, .mp4, .mov; iPod-viewable photos (JPEG, BMP, GIF, TIFF, PSD, PNG)
Play (hrs) audio: 14
photo-music slideshow: 4
audio: 24
photo-music slideshow: 5
audio: 24
video: 5
audio: 24
video: 5
audio: 24
video: 5
audio: 24 audio: 30
video: 3.5
audio: 30
video: 3.5
Full Charge
Time (hrs)*
3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
Input/
Output
Dock connector; 3.5-mm stereo headphone jack Dock connector; 3.5-mm stereo headphone jack Dock connector; 3.5-mm stereo headphone jack Dock connector; 3.5-mm stereo headphone jack Dock connector; 3.5-mm stereo headphone jack;
microphone; speaker
Dock connector; 3.5-mm stereo headphone jack Lightning connector; 3.5-mm stereo headphone jack Lightning connector; 3.5-mm stereo headphone jack
Other Synching via USB; charging via USB or Firewire to computer or power adaptor
Synching via USB; charging via USB or Firewire to computer or power adaptor Synching via USB; charging via USB or Firewire to computer or power adaptor
Accelerometer; shake to shuffle feature; larger text; spoken menus; video captions; synching via USB; charging via USB to computer or power adaptor Video camera (located at the back; FM radio; accelerometer; pedometer; VoiceOver technology; synching via USB; charging via USB to computer or power adaptor Anodised aluminium & glass case with clip; FM radio; accelerometer; shake to shuffle feature; pedometer; VoiceOver technology; synching via USB; charging via USB to computer or power adaptor

Bluetooth (4.0); FM radio; shake to shuffle feature; pedometer; VoiceOver technology; synching via USB; charging via USB to computer or power adaptor Bluetooth (4.0); FM radio; shake to shuffle feature; pedometer; VoiceOver technology; synching via USB; charging via USB to computer or power adaptor

Notes

dp = dot pitch
ppi = pixels per inch
pr = pixel resolution

* Approximate
† A Harry Potter Collector's iPod was also released.
‡ A1319 also released in Sept. 2008 as a China-only model.

Sources

Levy, S. The Perfect Thing : How the iPod Shuffles Commerce, Culture, and Coolness. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2006.

Sande. S. Take Control of Your iPod: Beyond the Music. Sebastopol: TidBITS, 2009.

Technical Specifications
(iPod, iPod Mini, iPod Touch, iPod Shuffle, iPod Nano), 2001-2015. Apple. Inc.

Books
at Amazon

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