iPod classic 160 GB Explained

Source: theverge.com – iPod classic

The Apple iPod classic 160 GB (7th Generation) is a portable MP3 player designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple from 2009 to 2014 as part of the iPod series. The iPod was introduced on September 9, 2009, and its price started at $249.

The new iPod classic features a 2.5-inch color QVGA LCD screen with white LED-backlit, Click Wheel, Video playback, up to 36 hours of battery life, 160 GB hard drive, Dock Connector for charging and syncing, and a standard 3.5-mm headphone jack.

This iPod has been discontinued on September 9, 2014. Today iPod classic 160 GB is 14 years old!

iPod classic 160 GB Details

Introduced September 9, 2009 – 14 years ago
Discontinued September 9, 2014 – 9 years ago
Time on the Market 5 years
Model Number A1238
EMC 2173
Order Number MC293LL/A (Silver)
MC297LL/A (Black)
Original Price $249
Colors White
Black
Weight 4.9 oz. – 138 Grams
Dimensions 4.1” H x 2.4” W x 0.41″ D
10.41 cm H x 6.09 cm W x 1.04 cm D

iPod classic Tech Specs

Processor

Processor Samsung ARM-based chip
Processor Speed Unknown
Architecture Unknown
Number of Cores 1
Cache Unknown

Storage

Storage 160 GB

Display

Built-in Display 2.5″ 260,000-color QVGA LCD Display with white LED-backlit
Resolutions 320 x 240 pixels
Pixel Density 163 ppi

Media

Audio Formats AAC (16 to 320 Kbps)
Protected AAC (from iTunes Store)
MP3 (16 to 320 Kbps)
MP3 VBR
Audible (formats 2, 3, and 4)
Apple Lossless
WAV
AIFF
Photo Formats JPEG
BMP
GIF
TIFF
PNG
PSD (Mac only)
Video Formats H.264 video, up to 1.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per sec.,
Baseline Low-Complexity Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48 kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; H.264 video, up to 768 Kbps, 320 by 240 pixels, 30 frames per sec.,
Baseline Profile up to Level 1.3 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48 kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; MPEG-4 video, up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per sec.,
Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48 kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats

Connections

Ports 1 – 30-pin Dock Connector
1 – 3.5-mm stereo jack, composite video, and audio through minijack
Camera None

Controls

Controls Play/Pause
Next title
Previous title
Menu
Hold
Click wheel

Software

Maximum OS 2.0.5
iTunes iTunes 9 or later
System Requirements Mac OS X 10.4.11 or later
Windows XP Home or Professional with Service Pack 3 or later
Windows Vista or later

Accessories

Accessories Earbud headphones
USB cable
Dock Adapter

Power

Battery Built-in rechargeable Lithium-Ion
Battery Capacity Unknown
Battery Life Up to 36 hours of music
Up to 6 hours of video
Charge Time Up to 4 hours
2 hours to 80% capacity
Power Charging via USB 2.0 or power adapter

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Disclaimer: The data presented in this article is under continuous development and has been manually collected from various sources based on their availability. The author of this article may revise this dataset as additional research is conducted and reviewed. Please note that the information is provided “as is” and “as available” without express or implied warranties. The author cannot be held responsible for any omissions, inaccuracies, or errors in the published information. Any warranties relating to this information are hereby disclaimed.

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