iPod classic

Technical Specifications

Size and weight

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)1

Capacity

  • 160GB hard drive2
  • Holds up to 40,000 songs in 128-Kbps AAC format3
  • Holds up to 25,000 iPod-viewable photos4
  • Holds up to 200 hours of video5
  • Stores data via USB hard drive

In the box

  • iPod classic
  • Earphones
  • Dock Connector to USB Cable
  • Quick Start guide

Environmental Status Report

iPod classic embodies Apple’s continuing environmental progress. It is designed with the following features to reduce environmental impact:

  • Arsenic-free display glass
  • BFR-free
  • Mercury-free LED-backlit display
  • PVC-free
  • Highly recyclable aluminum and stainless steel enclosure

Display

  • 2.5-inch (diagonal) color LCD with LED backlight
  • 320-by-240-pixel resolution at 163 pixels per inch

Audio

  • Frequency response: 20Hz to 20,000Hz
  • Audio formats supported: AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), HE-AAC, MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV
  • User-configurable maximum volume limit

Headphones

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

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

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, Ukrainian, and Vietnamese

Input and output

  • Dock connector
  • 3.5-mm stereo headphone jack

External buttons and controls

  • Hold switch
  • Click Wheel

Battery and power6

  • Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery
  • Playback time
    • Music playback time: Up to 36 hours when fully charged
    • Video playback time: Up to 6 hours when fully charged
  • 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

Mac system requirements

  • Mac computer with USB 2.0 port
  • Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later
  • iTunes 10.7 or later7

Windows system requirements

  • PC with USB 2.0 port
  • Windows XP Service Pack 2 or later, 32-bit editions of Windows Vista, or 32-bit editions of Windows 7
  • iTunes 10.7 or later7

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)

iPod shuffle

iPod nano

iPod touch

iPod classic

Capacity* and Price

2GB

16GB

16GB

32GB

64GB

160GB

iPod shuffle Learn more iPod nano Learn more 16GB iPod touch Learn more 32GB/64GB iPod touch Learn more iPod classic Learn more

Display

2.5-inch (diagonal)
Multi-Touch display

4-inch (diagonal)
Multi-Touch Retina display

4-inch (diagonal)
Multi-Touch Retina display

2.5-inch (diagonal) color LCD with LED backlight

Features

Built-in clip
VoiceOver

FM radio
Fitness Walk + Run
support built in Nike+ support built in

iOS 7
Siri
iMessage
Apps and games
Email and Internet

iOS 7
Siri
iMessage
Apps and games
Email and Internet

Storage for your entire media library

Rear-facing Camera

5MP iSight camera

with 1080p HD video recording

Front-facing Camera

FaceTime HD camera

with 720p HD video recording

FaceTime HD camera

with 720p HD video recording

Battery Life**

Audio playback

Up to 15 hours

Audio playback

Up to 30 hours

Video playback

Up to 3.5 hours

Audio playback

Up to 40 hours

Video playback

Up to 8 hours

Audio playback

Up to 40 hours

Video playback

Up to 8 hours

Audio playback

Up to 36 hours

Video playback

Up to 6 hours

Colors

Colors available: Space Gray, Silver, Purple, Pink, Yellow, Green, Blue Colors available: Space Gray, Silver, Purple, Pink, Yellow, Green, Blue Colors available: Black & Silver Colors available: Space Gray, White & Silver, Pink, Yellow, Blue Colors available: Silver, Black

In the Box

Apple Earphones, iPod shuffle USB Cable

Apple EarPods, Lightning to USB Cable

Apple EarPods, Lightning to USB Cable

Apple EarPods, Lightning to USB Cable, iPod touch loop

Apple Earphones, dock adapter, USB cable

Size

1.14 × 1.24 × 0.34 inches
(29.0 × 31.6 × 8.7 mm) including clip

3.01 × 1.56 × 0.21 inches
(76.5 × 39.6 × 5.4 mm)

4.86 × 2.31 × 0.24 inches
(123.4 × 58.6 × 6.1 mm)

4.86 × 2.31 × 0.24 inches
(123.4 × 58.6 × 6.1 mm)

4.1 × 2.4 × 0.41 inches
(103.5 × 61.8 × 10.5 mm)

Weight

0.44 ounce (12.5 grams)

1.1 ounces (31 grams)

3.04 ounces (86 grams)

3.10 ounces (88 grams)

4.9 ounces (140 grams)

Charge Time

About 3 hours
(2-hour fast charge to 80%)

About 3 hours
(1.5-hour fast charge to 80%)

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

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

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

  1. Weight varies by configuration and manufacturing process.
  2. 1GB = 1 billion bytes; actual formatted capacity less.
  3. Song capacity is based on 4 minutes per song and 128-Kbps AAC encoding; in 256-Kbps AAC format, song capacity is up to 20,000 songs; actual capacity varies by encoding method and bit rate.
  4. Photo capacity is based on iPod-viewable photos transferred from iTunes.
  5. Video capacity is based on H.264 1.5-Mbps video at 640-by-480 resolution combined with 128-Kbps audio; actual capacity varies by content.
  6. Testing conducted by Apple in August 2009 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 (256-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 (see www.apple.com/support/ipod/service/battery). Battery life and number of charge cycles vary by use and settings. See www.apple.com/sa/batteries for more information.
  7. iPod and iTunes are for legal or rightholder-authorized copying only. Don’t steal music.