THE UNIVERSAL COMPENDIUM




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[2], 40
20
30, 40, 60
20[2], 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 FireWire 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[3]
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)
[1]
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)
[1]
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
iPodShuffle
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)
[1]
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)
[1]
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

1. Approximate
2. A Harry Potter Collector's iPod was also released.
3. 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.
 


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