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Apple iPod Classic with Color Display

Apple iPod Classic with Color Display
Brand: Apple
Category: iPod
  • Camera No
  • Display 2-inch (diagonal) color LCD with LED backlight
  • OS
  • Battery
  • Storage 20GB 30GB 60GB
Apple iPod Classic with Color Display – Technical Specifications
Apple iPod Classic with Color Display Technical Specifications

Apple iPod Classic with Color Display 4th Generation full technical Specifications, video review and comparison feature.

Product Brand: Apple

Editor's Rating:


  • Large storage capacity (up to 40 GB)
  • Clear and bright colour display
  • Long battery life
  • Sleek and durable design
  • Easy to navigate menus


  • No video playback capability
  • Limited support for newer software and technologies
  • No Wi-Fi or Bluetooth connectivity
  • No built-in FM radio
  • Heavy and bulky compared to newer devices

Apple iPod Classic with Colour Display Generation Review and Features

Two iPod Classic Color Display models were 20 GB and 60 GB. The 60 GB model was just the renamed version of the iPod Photo with revised software. The changes included the function of bookmarking within the podcast menu and the ability to display coloured podcast artwork.

The 20 GB model stepped in place of the previous 20GB standard model and the 30GB iPod photo. Thus Apple merged two iPod lines into one, reasonably dropping the price in the process. That was the double win, for users could get a colour-screened model with photo features for a monochrome price.

The iPod Classic Color Display supported viewing photos to music, displaying them on the external display or NV via an AV cable or dock (sold separately). Images from a digital cam can also be viewed on iPod immediately via the iPod Camera Connector (optional).

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
Models 20 GB
MA127LL/A (U2 Special Edition iPod with colour display)
MA215LL/A (Harry Potter Collector's iPod with colour display)

30 GB

60 GB
Released 28 June, 2005
Status Discontinued
Successor iPod Touch
External Buttons and Connectors Dock connector, remote connector, stereo minijack
Generation 4th
Colors White
System Requirements Mac requirements
Macintosh computer with FireWire port or built-in USB 2.0 port; Mac OS X v10.2.8 or later (for FireWire); USB 2.0 requires Mac OS X v10.3.4 or later

Windows requirements
PC with FireWire or USB 2.0 port, or FireWire or USB 2.0 card; Windows 2000 (Service Pack 4 or later) or Windows XP Home or Professional (Service Pack 2 or later)
Customizable Settings Customize the 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
Display contrast
Alarms on, off or silent
Sleep timer
Date and time
Display time in the menu bar
Contacts sort and display by first or last names
Clicker on or off

Menu Languages: English, French, German, Japanese, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Danish, Norwegian, Finnish, Swedish, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese.

Display Song, Artist and Album Info in: Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish and Ukrainian.
Power Adapter iPod USB Power Adapter
AC input: 100V to 240V at 0.4 amp maximum
Frequency: 50Hz to 60Hz
Input and Output Dock connector
3.5-mm stereo headphone jack
Wired remote connector
iPod's Processor Type PP5020
iPod's Processor Speed 80 MHz (x2
RAM 32 Megabytes
iPod's Internal Memory 20 GB, 30 GB, or 60 GB hard disk drive

Holds 5,000, 7,500, or 15,000 songs in 128-Kbps AAC format
Stores data via FireWire (optional cable) or USB 2.0 hard drive

1.8” hard drive
Audio Technology Features Up to 25 minutes of skip protection
Frequency response: 20Hz to 20,000Hz
Audio formats supported: AAC (16 to 320 Kbps), MP3 (32 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible, AIFF, Apple Lossless and WAV

Earbud-style headphones with 18-mm drivers using Neodymium transducer magnets
Frequency response: 20Hz to 20,000Hz
Impedance: 32 ohms
Headphone Type 3.5mm Audio jack
Display Info 2-inch (diagonal) colour liquid crystal display with blue-white LED backlight
220-by-176-pixel resolution, 0.18-mm dot pitch
16-bit, 65,536 colours
Support for display of multiple languages and characters simultaneously
Syncs iPod-viewable photos in JPEG, BMP, GIF, TIFF, PSD (Mac only) and PNG formats.
Dimensions Size (20GB model)
Height: 4.1 in
Width: 2.4 in
Depth: 0.63 in

Size (30GB model)
Height: 4.1 in
Width: 2.4 in
Depth: 0.63 in

Size (60GB model)
Height: 4.1 in
Width: 2.4 in
Depth: 0.75 in
Weight 20 GB - Weight: 5.9 oz (167 g), 30 GB - Weight: 5.9 oz (167 g), 60 GB - Weight: 6.4 oz (181 g)
Camera No
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
iPod audio playback time: Up to 15 hours when fully charged
iPod slideshow playback time: Up to 5 hours when fully charged (without TV out)
Standby time: 1 month when fully charged

Charging via FireWire to computer system or power adapter
Fast-charge time: Up to 3 hours for iPod (charges up to 80% of battery capacity)
Full-charge time: Up to 5 hours

Charging via USB 2.0 to computer system or power adapter
Full-charge time: Up to 5 hours
Navigation Click wheel

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