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iPod classic - Technical Specifications

Storage/capacity

(20,000 songs) (40,000 songs)

Color

Silver, Black Silver, Black

Battery life

Up to 30 hours of music playback; up to 5 hours of video playback Up to 40 hours of music playback; up to 7 hours of video playback

Display

2.5-inch (diagonal) color LCD with LED backlight

Ports

Dock connector, stereo minijack

Connectivity

USB through dock connector; component and composite video through dock connector (with AV cables or kit, sold separately); audio through headphone jack

Charge time

About 4 hours (2-hour fast charge to 80% capacity)

Audio support

AAC (16 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), MP3 (16 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, and 4), Apple Lossless, WAV, and AIFF

Photo support

Syncs iPod-viewable photos in JPEG, BMP, GIF, TIFF, PSD (Mac only), and PNG formats

Video support

H.264 video, up to 1.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Low-Complexity version of the H.264 Baseline Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; H.264 video, up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Baseline Profile up to Level 3.0 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; MPEG-4 video, up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats

Size

4.1 x 2.4 x 0.41 inches (103.5 x 61.8 x 10.5 mm) 4.1 x 2.4 x 0.53 inches (103.5 x 61.8 x 13.5 mm)

Weight

4.9 ounces (140 grams) 5.7 ounces (162 grams)

Included accessories

Earphones, USB cable, dock adapter

Size and weight

  • 80GB model
    • Height: 4.1 inches (103.5 mm)
    • Width: 2.4 inches (61.8 mm)
    • Depth: 0.41 inch (10.5 mm)
    • Weight: 4.9 ounces (140 grams)
  • 160GB model
    • Height: 4.1 inches (103.5 mm)
    • Width: 2.4 inches (61.8 mm)
    • Depth: 0.53 inch (13.5 mm)
    • Weight: 5.7 ounces (162 grams)

In the box

  • iPod classic
  • Earphones
  • USB 2.0 cable
  • Dock adapter
  • Quick Start guide

Capacity

  • 80GB or 160GB hard drive1
  • Holds up to 20,000 or 40,000 songs in 128-Kbps AAC format2
  • Holds up to 25,000 iPod-viewable photos3
  • Holds up to 100 hours or up to 200 hours of video4
  • Stores data via USB hard drive

Display

  • 2.5-inch (diagonal) color LCD with LED backlight
  • 320-by-240-pixel resolution at 163 pixels per inch
  • Support for display of multiple languages and characters simultaneously

Audio

  • Frequency response: 20Hz to 20,000Hz
  • Audio formats supported: AAC (16 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), MP3 (16 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, and 4), Apple Lossless, WAV, and AIFF
  • User-configurable maximum volume limit

Video

  • H.264 video, up to 1.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Low-Complexity version of the H.264 Baseline Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; H.264 video, up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Baseline Profile up to Level 3.0 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; MPEG-4 video, up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats

Headphones

  • Earphones
  • Frequency response: 20Hz to 20,000Hz
  • Impedance: 32 ohms

Mac system requirements

  • Mac computer with USB 2.0 port
  • Mac OS X v10.4.8 or later
  • iTunes 7.4 or later5

Windows system requirements

  • PC with USB 2.0 port
  • Windows Vista or Windows XP Home or Professional with Service Pack 2 or later
  • iTunes 7.4 or later5

Languages

  • Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese, and Turkish
  • Additional language support for display of song, album, and artist information: Bulgarian, Croatian, Romanian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, and Ukrainian

Environmental requirements

  • Operating temperature: 32° to 95° F (0° to 35° C)
  • Nonoperating temperature: -4° to 113° F (-20° to 45° C)
  • Relative humidity: 5% to 95% noncondensing
  • Operating altitude: tested up to 10,000 feet (3000 m)

Input and output

  • Dock connector
  • 3.5-mm stereo headphone jack

Power and battery6

  • Built-in rechargeable lithium ion battery
  • Playback time (80GB model)
    • Music playback time: Up to 30 hours when fully charged
    • Video playback time: Up to 5 hours when fully charged

80GB iPod

  • Playback time (160GB model)
    • Music playback time: Up to 40 hours when fully charged
    • Video playback time: Up to 7 hours when fully charged

160GB iPod

  • Charging via USB to computer system or power adapter (sold separately)
    • Fast-charge time: about 2 hours (charges up to 80% of battery capacity)
    • Full-charge time: about 4 hours

Limited warranty and service

Your iPod comes with single-incident telephone support for the first 90 days and a one-year limited warranty. Purchase the AppleCare Protection Plan for iPod to extend your service and support to two full years. Only theAppleCare Protection Plan provides you with direct telephone support from Apple technical experts and the assurance that repairs will be handled by Apple-certified technicians using genuine Apple parts. For more information, visit Apple support or call 800-823-2775.

Options & Accessories

Available from the Apple Online Store or an Apple Authorized Reseller.

Accessories

iPod Hi-Fi

iPod Radio Remote

Dock
Apple Universal Dock with Remote

Headphones
In-Ear Headphones

Services
AppleCare Protection Plan

Cables and adapters

  • Apple Component AV Cable
  • Apple Composite AV Cable
  • Apple USB Power Adapter
  • Apple iPod Dock Connector to USB 2.0 Cable
  • World Travel Adapter Kit

  1. 1GB = 1 billion bytes; actual formatted capacity less.
  2. Music capacity is based on 4 minutes per song and 128-Kbps AAC encoding; actual capacity varies by content.
  3. Photo capacity is based on iPod-viewable photos transferred from iTunes.
  4. Video capacity based on H.264 1.5-Mbps video at 640-by-480 resolution combined with 128-Kbps audio; actual capacity varies by content.
  5. iPod and iTunes are for legal or rightholder-authorized copying only. Don’t steal music.
  6. Testing conducted by Apple in August 2007 using preproduction hardware and software. The playlist contained 358 unique audio tracks consisting of content imported from CDs using iTunes (128-Kbps AAC) and content purchased from the iTunes Store (128-Kbps AAC). Video content was purchased from the iTunes Store. Battery tests are conducted with specific iPod units; actual results may vary. Rechargeable batteries have a limited number of charge cycles and may eventually need to be replaced (seewww.apple.com/support/ipod/service/battery). Battery life and number of charge cycles vary by use and settings. Seewww.apple.com/batteries for more information.
Last Modified: Feb 19, 2014

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