List of iPod classics

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There are seven major iterations of the iPod classic, formerly referred to as simply iPod.

iPod (1st and 2nd generation)

The iPod (1st generation) was released on 10 November 2001.[1] A 10 GB variant was introduced on 21 March 2002.[2] The 5 GB Rev A variant was sold alongside the iPod (2nd generation) branded as "iPod with scroll wheel", and was released in Mac and Windows variants, formatted for HFS+ and FAT32 respectively, with no cross-compatibility. As iTunes was not yet released for Windows, Apple instead provided MusicMatch Jukebox for Windows users.

The iPod (2nd generation) is a minor revision, replacing the mechanical wheel with a touch-sensitive one. Its external appearance is identical to its predecessor. It was branded as "iPod with touch wheel", and was sold in 10 GB and 20 GB variants.

General:

  • Release Date:
    • Initial: 10 November 2001[1]
    • Rev A (iPod with scroll wheel): 17 July 2002[3]
    • iPod with touch wheel: 17 July 2002[3]
  • Color:
    • White
    • Madonna, Tony Hawk, No Doubt, and Beck Limited Editions, released 11 December 2002

Hardware:

  • Battery: 1200 mAh
  • CPU Specs:
    • Processor: PortalPlayer PP5002
    • CPU Speed: 90 MHz x2
  • RAM: 32 MiB DRAM
  • Storage:
    • iPod with scroll wheel: 5/10 GB 1.8″ hard drive
    • iPod with touch wheel: 10/20 GB 1.8″ hard drive
  • Connectivity:
  • Interface:
    • 160×128 2″ monochrome display
    • Mechanical scroll wheel with surrounding navigation buttons

Identifiers:

  • Codename: P68
  • Firmware identifier: 1
  • Gestalt identifiers:
    • iPod with scroll wheel: 0x00010000, 0x00010001, 0x000100002
    • iPod with touch wheel: 0x00020000, 0x00020001
  • USB product identifier: 0x1202

iPod with dock connector (3rd generation)

The iPod (3rd generation) is the first Apple device to make use of the 30-pin Connector, replacing the built-in FireWire port. The 30-pin dock connector is capable of charging and syncing with a computer via FireWire, additionally adding support for syncing with a computer (but not charging) via USB. MusicMatch Jukebox continued to be supplied as Apple's Windows solution, until iTunes 4 was later released for Windows. There are no longer Mac and Windows-specific variants - an iPod will be formatted to the appropriate filesystem on first sync with iTunes or MusicMatch Jukebox. It was branded as "iPod with dock connector".

General:

  • Release Date:
    • Initial: 28 April 2003
    • Rev A: 8 September 2003[4]
    • Rev B: 6 January 2004
  • Color: White

Hardware:

  • Battery: 850 mAh
  • CPU Specs:
    • Processor: PortalPlayer PP5002
    • CPU Speed: 90 MHz
  • RAM: 32 MiB DRAM
  • Storage:
    • Initial: 10/15/30 GB 1.8″ hard drive
    • Rev A: 10/20/40 GB 1.8″ hard drive
    • Rev B: 15/20/40 GB 1.8″ hard drive
  • Connectivity:
    • 3.5mm headphones (stereo)
    • 30-pin Connector - FireWire (charging and data) and USB (data only)
  • Interface:
    • 160×128 2″ monochrome display
    • Touch-sensitive wheel with touch-sensitive navigation buttons above

Identifiers:

  • Codename: Q14
  • Firmware identifier: 2
  • Gestalt identifiers: 0x00030001
  • USB product identifier: 0x1201

iPod with Click Wheel (4th generation)

The iPod (4th generation) replaces the device's input interface with the now-iconic click wheel, integrating the device's touch navigation buttons with clickable ones built into the wheel. It was branded as "iPod with Click Wheel".

General:

Hardware:

  • Battery: 950 mAh
  • CPU Specs:
    • Processor: PortalPlayer PP5020
    • CPU Speed: 80 MHz
  • RAM: 32 MiB DRAM
  • Storage: 20/40 GB 1.8″ hard drive
  • Connectivity:
    • 3.5mm headphones (stereo)
    • 30-pin Connector - FireWire and USB (charging and data)
  • Interface:
    • 160×128 2″ monochrome display
    • Touch-sensitive click wheel with navigation buttons

Identifiers:

  • Codename: Q21
  • Firmware identifiers: 4, 10
  • Gestalt identifiers: 0x00050013, 0x00050014
  • USB product identifier: 0x1203

iPod Photo

The iPod Photo is a variant of the iPod (4th generation) with a full-color display, sold as a higher-end model in the product line. With Rev B, it was rebranded as "iPod with color display", replacing the iPod (4th generation) in the product line.

General:

  • Release Date:
    • Initial: 26 October 2004[7]
    • Rev A: 23 February 2005
    • Rev B (iPod with color display): 28 June 2005[8]
  • Color:
    • White
    • U2 Special Edition (Black/Red), released 28 June 2005[8]
    • Harry Potter Special Edition (White), released 7 September 2005

Hardware:

  • Battery: 1200 mAh
  • CPU Specs:
    • Processor: PortalPlayer PP5020
    • CPU Speed: 80 MHz
  • RAM: 32 MiB DRAM
  • Storage:
    • Initial: 40/60 GB 1.8″ hard drive
    • Rev A: 30/60 GB 1.8″ hard drive
    • Rev B: 20/60 GB 1.8″ hard drive
  • Connectivity:
    • 3.5mm headphones (stereo)
    • 30-pin Connector - FireWire and USB (charging and data)
  • Interface:
    • 220×176 2″ color display
    • Touch-sensitive click wheel with navigation buttons

Identifiers:

  • Codename: P98
  • Firmware identifiers: 5, 11
  • Gestalt identifiers:
    • iPod Photo: 0x00060000
    • iPod with color display: 0x00050014
  • USB product identifier: 0x1204

iPod with video (5th generation)

iPod (5th generation), officially branded as "iPod with video", introduced a larger display for video playback. Rev A introduced a brighter display and increased battery capacity.

The revisions have also been colloquially referred to as the following:

Revision Copyright
date on case
Apple name Other names
Initial 2005 iPod with video
Rev A
Rev B 2006 iPod with video (Late 2006) 5.5th generation, 5th generation enhanced

General:

  • Release Date:
    • Initial: 12 October 2005[9]
    • Rev A: ?
    • Rev B: 12 September 2006[10]
  • Color:

Hardware:

  • Battery:
  • CPU Specs:
    • Processor: PortalPlayer PP5021C
    • CPU Speed: 90 MHz
  • RAM:
    • 30 GB model: 32 MiB DRAM
    • 60/80 GB models: 64 MiB DRAM
  • Storage:
    • Initial: 30/60 GB 1.8″ hard drive
    • Rev B: 30/80 GB 1.8″ hard drive
  • Connectivity:
    • 3.5mm headphones (stereo with composite video output)
    • 30-pin Connector - FireWire (charging only) and USB (charging and data)
  • Interface:
    • 320×240 2.5″ color display
    • Touch-sensitive click wheel with navigation buttons

Identifiers:

  • Codename: M25
  • Firmware identifiers: 13, 20, 25
  • Gestalt identifiers:
    • Initial: 0x000B0005
    • Rev B: 0x000B0010
  • USB product identifier: 0x1209

iPod classic (6th generation)

iPod classic (6th generation) changed the front plate design from glossy plastic to aluminium, and was revised three times. Rev C remained on sale until 9 September 2014, an unusually long time for Apple. It is speculated that this was to allow the inventory of parts used for iPods to be fully depleted.

This iteration removes support for composite video output through the headphone jack, now requiring a dock connector accessory for video output. Rev A introduced support for remote controls on the headphones, which overlaps with composite video output as both use the same pin on the TRRS connector.

Due to the long sale lifespan, and distinct differences between each revision, the revisions have also been colloquially referred to as the following:

Revision Copyright
date on case
Apple name Rockbox name Other names
Initial 2007 iPod classic 1G 6th generation, "Fat" iPod classic
Rev A 2008 120 GB iPod classic 2G 6.5th generation, "Thin" iPod classic
Rev B 160 GB (Late 2009) iPod classic 3G 7th generation
Rev C None 7.5th generation

Initial and Rev A use large lettering of the capacity label on the rear case, while Rev B and C shrink the size of this label. Rev C does not seem to have brought major hardware changes. However, it did change the WTF mode identifier, and appears to have removed the copyright date in the regulatory label on the rear case.

Rev C serial numbers appear to return the error message "Sorry, we're currently unable to validate your purchase date." on Apple's Check Warranty Coverage site.

General:

  • Release Date:
    • Initial: 5 September 2007[12]
    • Rev A: 9 September 2008
    • Rev B: 9 September 2009
    • Rev C: 12 September 2012[13]
  • Color:
    • Initial: Silver, Black
    • Rev A/Rev B/Rev C: Silver, Gray

Hardware:

  • Battery:
    • Initial 80 GB: 650 mAh
    • Initial 160 GB: 850 mAh
    • Rev A/Rev B/Rev C: 650 mAh
  • CPU Specs:
    • Processor: Samsung S5L8702
    • CPU Speed: ? MHz
  • RAM: 64 MiB DRAM
  • Storage:
    • Initial: 80/160 GB 1.8″ hard drive
    • Rev A: 120 GB 1.8″ hard drive
    • Rev B/Rev C: 160 GB 1.8″ hard drive
  • Connectivity:
    • 3.5mm headphones (stereo; remote control support introduced in Rev A)
    • 30-pin Connector - FireWire (charging only) and USB (charging and data)
  • Interface:
    • 320×240 2.5″ color display
    • Touch-sensitive click wheel with navigation buttons

Identifiers:

  • Codename: N25
  • Firmware identifiers: 24 (Initial), 33 (Rev A), 35 (Rev B), 38 (Rev C)
  • USB product identifiers:
    • Normal mode: 0x1261
    • DFU mode: 0x1223
    • WTF mode: 0x1241 (Initial), 0x1245 (Rev A), 0x1247 (Rev B), 0x1250 (Rev C)[14]

References