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Apple iPod Classic 6th Generation

Apple iPod Classic 6th Generation
Brand: Apple
Category: iPod
  • Camera No
  • Display 2.5-inch (diagonal) color LCD with LED backlight
  • OS iPod Softwzre 2.0.5
  • Battery 450 mAh
  • Storage 80GB 160GB
iPod Classic 6th Generation
Apple iPod Classic 6th Generation Technical Specifications

Product Brand: Apple

Editor's Rating:


  • Large storage capacity (80GB or 160GB)
  • Classic design and interface
  • Long battery life (up to 30 hours)
  • Supports video playback
  • Excellent sound quality
  • Comes with a dock connector and cable


  • Heavy and bulky compared to newer models
  • No wireless connectivity (Bluetooth or Wi-Fi)
  • No touch screen or advanced features
  • Expensive compared to newer models

Apple iPod Classic 6th Generation Review and Features

Similar to the iPod Classic 5th Enhanced in design, the new iPod Classic 6th Gen has a thinner case. The iPod Classic has a 2.5″ backlit display at a resolution of 320×240. The front plate was made of anodized aluminium instead of polycarbonate plastic, and “Signature iPod White” was replaced by silver.

The iPod Classic 6th Gen features a much-improved battery life (30 hours of music and 5 hours of video for the 80 GB model and 40 hours of music and 7 hours of video for the 160 GB model).

The software was also greatly improved, having adopted much from the iPhone OS X, the Cover Flow feature for selecting albums included. The interface enhancements were inspired by “MacOS X Leopard”. iPod Classic 6th Gen included three games in a bundle for gamers: iQuiz, Vortex, and Klondike.

On September 9, 2014, Apple discontinued the iPod Classic. The sixth-generation 160 GB iPod Classic was the last Apple product to use the original 30-pin dock connector and the distinctive click wheel.

The iPod’s operating system is stored on its dedicated storage medium. An additional NOR flash ROM chip (either 1 MB or 512 KB) contains a bootloader program that tells the device to load its OS from the storage medium.

Each iPod has 32 MB of RAM, although the 60 GB and 80 GB fifth-generation and sixth-generation models have 64 MB. A portion of the RAM is used to hold the iPod OS loaded from firmware, but most of it serves to cache songs from the storage medium.

For example, an iPod could spin its hard disk up once and copy approximately 30 MB of upcoming songs into RAM, thus saving power by not requiring the drive to spin up for each song.

Custom firmware has also been developed, such as Rockbox (up to 1G – 6G requires emCORE) and iPodLinux (up to 5G, 6G has an encrypted firmware.), which offer open-source alternatives to the standard firmware and operating system.

Full Technical Specifications

General Technical Specifications

Device Type Portable Media Player
Initial Price $249 for 80 GB model
$349 for 160 GB model
Released 05 September, 2007
Status Discontinued
Successor iPod Touch
Generation 6th
Colors Silver, Black
System Requirements Mac system requirements
Mac OS X 10.4.8

Windows system requirements

Windows XP SP2/Vista
Customizable Settings 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
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
Photo slideshow settings:
Music from Now Playing, iPhoto (Mac), or iTunes playlists
Time per slide (manual) 2, 3, 5, 10, or 20 seconds
Repeat on or off
Shuffle photos on or off
Transitions off, random, cube across, cube down, dissolve, page flip, push across, push down, radial, swirl, wipe across, wipe down, wipe from center
TV out on, off or ask
TV signal PAL or NTSC
Voice recording settings:
Low (22.05 KHz, mono)
High (44.1 KHz, stereo)

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 and Ukrainian
Input and Output iPod
Dock connector
3.5-mm stereo headphone minijack

iPod Universal Dock
Dock connector
Audio and composite video output
S-video output
iPod's Processor Type Samsung ARM, Apple A8 chip, 64-bit architecture
iPod's Processor Speed 1.1 GHz
RAM 64 Megabytes
iPod's Internal Memory 80GB or 160GB

Apple reports that the 80 GB model can hold "up to" 20,000 songs and the 160 GB model "up to" 40,000 songs in "128-Kbps AAC format". Either model can hold "up to" 25,000 photos.

Additionally, Apple reports that the 80 GB model can hold "up to 100 hours" of video and the 160 GB model "up to 200 hours" of video.

1.8” hard drive.
Audio Technology Features Apple reports that the iPod classic (6G) models support "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, and AIFF."

Photo Support: Apple reports that the iPod classic (6G) models sync iPod-viewable photos in "JPEG, BMP, GIF, TIFF, PSD (Mac only), and PNG formats".

Video Support: Apple reports that the iPod classic (6G) models support "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."
Headphone Type 3.5mm Audio jack
Display Info The iPod classic (6G) models have a "2.5-inch (diagonal) color LCD [display] with LED backlight."

320-by-240-pixel resolution display at 163 pixels per inch. The classic iPod models can display video on an external display at 640x480.
Dimensions 4.1 x 2.4 x 0.41
Weight 4.9 ounces
Camera No
Sensors Sensors are electronic components that detects and responds to some type of input from the physical environment. The specific input could be light, heat, motion, moisture, pressure and location, The output is generally a signal that is converted to use in computing systems, a location sensor, such as a GPS receiver is able to detect current location of your electronic device. Microphone
SIM SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) is a small card that contains mobile network subscriber's account information. This allows the phone using the card to attach to a mobile network. The SIM card is most commonly associated with GSM and UMTS mobile networks. Moving a SIM card from one phone to another allows a subscriber to switch mobile phones without having to contact their mobile network carrier. SIM cards can also be used by a phone to store limited amounts of data, such as phone numbers and text messages. No SIM
Battery Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery 450mAh

The 80 GB model provides "up to" 30 hours of music playback and the 160 GB model "up to" 40 hours of music playback.
Navigation Touch Screen

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