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iPod mini and iPod mini (Second Generation) - Technical Specifications

 iPod mini and iPod mini (Second Generation) - Technical Specifications

iPod mini Configurations 4GB (First Generation) 4GB (Second Generation) 6GB (Second Generation)
Order no. M9160LL/A (silver)
M9437LL/A (gold)
M9436LL/A (blue)
M9435LL/A (pink)
M9434LL/A (green)
M9800 (silver) 
M9802 (blue) 
M9804 (pink) 
M9806 (green)
M9801 (silver) 
M9803 (blue) 
M9805 (pink) 
M9807 (green)
Storage 4GB(1) 6GB(1)
Battery life Up to 8 hours(4) Up to 18 hours(4)
Skip protection Up to 25 minutes
Display 1.67-inch (diagonal) grayscale LCD with LED backlight
Ports Dock connector, remote connector, stereo minijack
Connectivity FireWire 400 and USB 2.0(3)through dock connector USB 2.0 and FireWire 400 (optional cable) through dock connector
Charge time 3 hours (1-hour fast charge to 80% capacity) About 4 hours (2-hour fast charge to 80% capacity)
Audio support AAC (16 to 320 Kbps), MP3 (32 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible, AIFF and WAV AAC (16 to 320 Kbps), MP3 (32 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible, AIFF, Apple Lossless and WAV
Size 3.6 x 2.0 x .54 inches (9.1 x 5.1 x 1.3 cm)
Weight 3.6 ounces
Included software iTunes for Mac, iTunes for Windows(5)
Included accessories Earbud headphones, belt clip, AC adapter, FireWire cable, USB 2.0 cable
  • Earbud headphones, Dock Connector to USB 2.0 cable, iPod mini Belt Clip
Optional accessories
  • Remote model: M9128G/A
  • Dock: iPod mini Dock (M9467G/A)
  • iPod Stereo Connection Kit with Monster Cable: compatible Dock with M9339 and M9339
  • iPod Power Adapter (FireWire) (M8636G/C)
  • iPod USB Power Adapter (M9837LL/A)
  • FireWire Cable Kit (4-pin to 6-pin) (M8706G/A)
  • iPod Dock Connector to FireWire Cable (M9127G/A)
  • iPod Dock Connector to USB 2.0 Cable (M9569G/A): included
  • Apple World Traveler Adapter Kit (requires iPod Power Adapter or iPod USB Power Adapter)
  • iPod Lanyard (M9568G/A)
  • iPod mini Armbands (multiple colors)
Mac requirements Macintosh computer with FireWire port; Mac OS X v10.1.5 or later (Mac OS X 10.3 or later recommended) Mac OS X 10.2.8 or Mac OS X 10.3.4 or later (Mac OS X 10.3.4 or later recommmended); USB 2.0 requires Mac OS X v10.3.4 or later; Macintosh with built-in FireWire port or built-in USB 2.0 port.
Windows requirements PC with FireWire or USB 2.0 port, or FireWire or USB 2.0 card; Windows 2000 with Service Pack 4 or Windows XP Home or Professional PC with FireWire or USB 2.0 port, or FireWire or USB 2.0 card; Windows 2000 (Service Pack 4 or later) or Windows XP Home or Professional (Service Pack 2 or later)
Documentation and support Electronic documentation, getting started guide and one-year limited warranty
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 the AppleCare 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      
iPod mini Dock M9467G/A FireWire Cable M9127G/A
Remote & Earbud Headphones M9128G/A In-Ear Headphones M9394G/A
Carrying Case with Belt Clip M9129G/A iPod mini Armband M9445G/A
iPod Stereo Connection Kit M9339LL/A World Travel Adapter Kit M8794LG/A
AppleCare Protection Plan M9404LL/A
iPod mini 4GB (First Generation) Technical Specifications
Capacity
  • 4GB hard disk drive(1)
    • Holds 1,000 songs in 128-Kbps AAC format(2)
    • Stores data via FireWire or USB 2.0(3) hard drive
Customizable settings
  • Customize main menu
  • Create On-The-Go playlists
  • Rate songs
  • Shuffle songs or albums
  • Repeat one or all
  • Sound Check on or off
  • 20 Equalizer settings
  • Backlight timer
  • Display contrast
  • Alarms on, off or silent
  • Sleep timer
  • Date and time
  • Display time in menu bar
  • Contacts sort and display by first or last names
  • Clicker on or off
  • Languages: English, French, German, Japanese, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Danish, Norwegian, Finnish, Swedish, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese
Display (4GB model)
  • 1.67 inch (diagonal) liquid crystal display with blue-white LED backlight
  • 138-by-110-pixel resolution, 0.22-mm dot pitch
  • Support for display of multiple languages and characters simultaneously
  Size and weight (4GB model)
  • Height: 3.6 in
  • Width: 2.0 in
  • Depth: 0.5 in
  • Weight: 3.6 oz (104 g)
Audio
  • Up to 25 minutes of skip protection
  • Frequency response: 20 Hz to 20,000 Hz
  • Audio formats supported: AAC (16 to 320 Kbps), MP3 (32 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible, AIFF (Mac only) and WAV
  • Upgradable firmware enables support for future audio formats
Headphones
  • Earbud-style headphones with 18-mm drivers using Neodymium transducer magnets
  • Frequency response: 20Hz to 20,000Hz
  • Impedance: 32 ohms
Input and output
  • Dock connector
  • 3.5-mm stereo headphone jack
  • Wired remote connector
  Environmental requirements
  • Operating temperature: 32° to 95° F (0° to 35° C)
  • Non operating temperature: -4° to 113° F (-20° to 45° C)
  • Relative humidity: 5% to 95% noncondensing
  • Maximum operating altitude: 10,000 feet (3000 m)
Power and battery
  • Built-in rechargeable lithium ion battery
  • Playtime: 8 hours when fully charged
  • Standby time: 1 month when fully charged
  • Charging via FireWire to computer system or power adapter
    • Fast-charge time: 1 hour (charges up to 80% of battery capacity)
    • Full-charge time: 3 hours
  • Charging via USB 2.0 to computer system or power adapter (iPod mini only)
    • Fast-charge time: 1 hour (charges up to 80% of battery capacity)
    • Full-charge time: 3 hours
Power adapter
  • 6-pin FireWire connector
  • AC input: 100V to 240V at 0.4 amp maximum
  • Frequency: 50Hz to 60Hz
  • DC output: 12V at 1 amp maximum
iPod mini 4GB and 6GB (Second Generation) Technical Specifications

Capacity

  • 4 GB or 6 GB hard disk drive(1)
    • Holds up to 1000 (4 GB) or up to 1500 (6 GB) songs in 128-Kbps AAC format(2)
    • Stores data via FireWire or USB 2.0(3)hard drive

Size and weight

  • Height: 3.6 in
  • Width: 2.0 in
  • Depth: 0.54 in
  • Weight: 3.6 oz (158 g)

Display

  • 1.67-inch (diagonal) liquid crystal display with blue-white LED backlight
  • 138-by-110-pixel resolution, 0.22-mm dot pitch
  • Support for display of multiple languages and characters simultaneously

Audio

  • Up to 25 minutes of skip protection
  • Frequency response: 20Hz to 20,000Hz
  • Audio formats supported: AAC (16 to 320 Kbps), MP3 (32 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible, AIFF, Apple Lossless and WAV
  • Upgradable firmware enables support for future audio formats

Customizable settings (iPod)

  • Customize main menu
  • Create multiple On-The-Go playlists
  • Adjust audiobook playback speed
  • Clicker playback through headphones
  • Rate songs
  • Shuffle songs or albums
  • Repeat one or all
  • Sound Check on or off
  • 20 Equalizer settings
  • Backlight timer
  • Display contrast
  • Alarms on, off or silent
  • Sleep timer
  • Date and time
  • Display time in menu bar
  • Contacts sort and display by first or last names
  • Clicker on or off
  • Menu Languages: English, French, German, Japanese, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Danish, Norwegian, Finnish, Swedish, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese.
  • Display Song, Artist and Album Info in: Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish and Ukrainian.

Customizable settings (iPod mini)

  • Customize main menu
  • Create On-The-Go playlists
  • Rate songs
  • Shuffle songs or albums
  • Repeat one or all
  • Sound Check on or off
  • 20 Equalizer settings
  • Backlight timer
  • Display contrast
  • Alarms on, off or silent
  • Sleep timer
  • Date and time
  • Display time in menu bar
  • Contacts sort and display by first or last names
  • Clicker on or off
  • Menu Languages: English, French, German, Japanese, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Danish, Norwegian, Finnish, Swedish, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese.

Headphones

  • Earbud-style headphones with 18-mm drivers using Neodymium transducer magnets
  • Frequency response: 20Hz to 20,000Hz
  • Impedance: 32 ohms

Input and output

  • Dock connector
  • 3.5-mm stereo headphone jack
  • Wired remote connector

Environmental requirements

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

Power and battery (3)

  • Built-in rechargeable lithium ion battery
  • iPod playtime: Up to 18 hours when fully charged
  • Standby time: 1 month when fully charged
  • Charging via FireWire to computer system or power adapter (optional)
    • Fast-charge time: about 2 hours for iPod (charges up to 80% of battery capacity)
    • Full-charge time: about 4 hours
  • Charging via USB 2.0 to computer system or power adapter (optional)
    • Full-charge time: about 4 hours
 
  1. 1GB = 1 billion bytes; actual formatted capacity less.
  2. Capacity based on 4 minutes per song and 128-Kbps AAC encoding.
  3. USB 2.0 connection is for Windows PCs only or Mac OS X 10.3.4 or later; USB 2.0 cable is included with iPod mini.
  4. Rechargeable batteries have a limited number of charge cycles and may eventually need to be replaced. Battery life and number of charge cycles vary by use and settings. See www.apple.com/batteries for more information.
  5. iPod and iTunes are for legal or rightholder-authorized copying only. Don’t steal music.

Last Modified: Dec 21, 2012
  • Last Modified: Dec 21, 2012
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