iPod classic

Technical Specifications

Size and weight

Height:
103.5 mm (4.1 inches)
Width:
61.8 mm (2.4 inches)
Depth:
10.5 mm (0.41 inches)
Weight:
140 grams (4.9 ounces)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 aluminium and stainless steel enclosure

Display

  • 2.5-inch (diagonal) colour LCD with LED backlight
  • 320x240-pixel resolution at 163 pixels per inch

Audio

  • Frequency response: 20Hz to 20,000Hz
  • Audio formats supported: 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, 640x480 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, 640x480 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, 640x480 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: 0° to 35° C (32° to 95° F)
  • Non-operating temperature: -20° to 45° C (-4° to 113° F)
  • Relative humidity: 5% to 95% non-condensing
  • Operating altitude: tested up to 3,000 metres (10,000 feet)
  1. Weight varies by configuration and manufacturing process.
  2. 1GB = 1 billion bytes; actual formatted capacity less.
  3. Song capacity is based on four 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 640x80 resolution combined with 128-Kbps audio; actual capacity varies by content.
  6. Testing conducted by Apple in August 2009 using pre-production 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/uk/support/ipod/service/battery). Battery life and number of charge cycles vary by use and settings. See www.apple.com/uk/batteries for more information.
  7. iPod and iTunes are for legal or rightholder-authorised copying only. Don’t steal music.