iPod with color display 20 GB, 30 GB, and 60 GB - Technical Specifications

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 iPod with color display 20 GB, 30 GB, and 60 GB - Technical Specifications

(Mac + PC)
20GB iPod 30GB iPod 60GB iPod
Model MA079LL/A 
MA127LL/A (U2 Special Edition iPod with color display) 
MA215LL/A (Harry Potter Collector's iPod with color display)
M9829LL/A M9830LL/A
Storage 20GB(1) 30GB(1) 60GB(1)
Battery life Up to 15 hours audio playback time(3) 
Up to 5 slideshow playback time (without video out)(3)
Skip protection Up to 25 minutes
Display 2-inch (diagonal) color LCD with LED backlight
Ports Dock connector, remote connector, stereo minijack
Connectivity FireWire 400 (optional cable) and USB 2.0 through dock connector
Charge time Up to 5 hours (up to 3-hour fast charge to 80% capacity)
Audio support AAC (16 to 320 Kbps), MP3 (32 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible, AIFF, Apple Lossless and WAV
Size 4.1 by 2.4 by 0.57 inches 4.1 by 2.4 by 0.63 inches 4.1 by 2.4 by 0.75 inches
Weight 5.6 ounces 5.9 ounces 6.4 ounces
Included software iTunes for Mac, iTunes for Windows(4)
Included accessories Earbud headphones, iPod USB Power Adapter, Dock Connector to USB 2.0 cable
Optional accessories Dock; in-ear headphones; earbud headphones and remote; carrying case; AC adapter; Dock Connector to USB 2.0 cable; Dock Connector to FireWire cable; world travel adapter kit
Mac requirements Macintosh computer with FireWire port or built-in USB 2.0 port; Mac OS X v10.2.8 or later (for FireWire); USB 2.0 requires Mac OS X v10.3.4 or later
Windows requirements 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 and getting started guide.
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 Available from the online Apple Store or an authorized Apple reseller.
Cables and adapters Dock Connector to FireWire Cable M9127G/A
iPod Dock Connector to USB 2.0 Cable M9569G/A
Apple iPod AV Cable (M9765G/A)
Docks & Kits iPod photo Dock Kit (M9868G/A)
Apple iPod Universal Dock (MA045G/A)
iPod AV Connection Kit (MA242LL/A)
Headphones Remote & Earbud Headphones M9128G/A
In-Ear Headphones M9394G/A<
Cases Carrying Case w/ Belt Clip
Services AppleCare Protection Plan M9404LL/A

Technical Specifications

  • 20 GB, 30 GB, or 60 GB hard disk drive(1)
    • Holds 5,000, 7,500, or 15,000 songs in 128-Kbps AAC format(2)
    • Stores data via FireWire (optional cable) or USB 2.0(3) hard drive
Size and weight (20 GB model including U2 Special Edition and Harry Potter Collector's iPod models)
  • Height: 4.1 in
  • Width: 2.4 in
  • Depth: 0.63 in
  • Weight: 5.9 oz (167 g)
Size and weight (30 GB model)
  • Height: 4.1 in
  • Width: 2.4 in
  • Depth: 0.63 in
  • Weight: 5.9 oz (167 g)
Size and weight (60 GB model)
  • Height: 4.1 in
  • Width: 2.4 in
  • Depth: 0.75 in
  • Weight: 6.4 oz (181 g)
Display (20 GB, 30 GB, and 60 GB models)
  • 2-inch (diagonal) color liquid crystal display with blue-white LED backlight
  • 220-by-176-pixel resolution, 0.18-mm dot pitch
  • 16-bit, 65,536 colors
  • Support for display of multiple languages and characters simultaneously
  • Syncs iPod-viewable photos in JPEG, BMP, GIF, TIFF, PSD (Mac only) and PNG formats.
  • 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.
  • 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 audio playback time: Up to 15 hours when fully charged
  • iPod slideshow playback time: Up to 5 hours when fully charged (without TV out)
  • Standby time: 1 month when fully charged
  • Charging via FireWire to computer system or power adapter
    • Fast-charge time: Up to 3 hours for iPod (charges up to 80% of battery capacity)
    • Full-charge time: Up to 5 hours
  • Charging via USB 2.0 to computer system or power adapter
    • Full-charge time: Up to 5 hours
Power adapter
  • iPod USB Power Adapter
  • AC input: 100V to 240V at 0.4 amp maximum
  • Frequency: 50Hz to 60Hz
  1. 1GB = 1 billion bytes; actual formatted capacity less.
  2. Capacity based on 4 minutes per song and 128-Kbps AAC encoding.
  3. 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.
  4. iPod and iTunes are for legal or rightholder-authorized copying only. Don’t steal music.

Published Date: Apr 6, 2016