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Apple iPod Mini 1st Generation

Apple iPod Mini 1st Generation
Brand: Apple
Category: iPod
  • Camera No
  • Display 1.67 inch (diagonal) liquid crystal display with blue-white LED backlight
  • OS
  • Battery
  • Storage 4GB
iPod Mini 1st Generation
Apple iPod Mini 1st Generation 4GB Full Information and Technical Specifications 1

Product Brand: Apple

Editor's Rating:


  • Price dropped on 4GB model
  • Compact and lightweight design, easy to carry around
  • Large storage capacity for its time (4GB or 6GB)
  • Easy to use interface and intuitive controls
  • Long battery life, up to 8 hours of playback
  • Available in a range of colours to suit different preferences
  • Durable construction with an aluminium body


  • No color screen or video playback, limited to audio files only
  • Limited file format support, only compatible with MP3, AAC, and WAV
  • No wireless connectivity, must transfer files through a computer
  • No built-in speaker, must use headphones or external speakers for playback
  • No built-in FM radio or voice recording features
  • Discontinued by Apple and no longer supported

Apple iPod Mini 1st Generation Review and Features

The iPod Mini is a discontinued, smaller digital audio player designed and marketed by Apple Inc. While it was sold, it was the midrange model in Apple’s iPod product line. It was announced on January 6, 2004, and released on February 20, 2004.

A second-generation version was announced on February 23, 2005, and released immediately. While it was in production, it was one of the most popular electronic products on the market, with consumers often unable to find a retailer with the product in stock.

After one year of being made, the iPod Mini was discontinued on September 7, 2005, and was replaced by the iPod Nano.

The iPod Mini used the touch-sensitive scroll wheel of the third-generation iPod. However, instead of the four touch buttons above the wheel, the buttons were redesigned as mechanical switches beneath the wheel itself—hence the click wheel.

To use one of the four buttons, the user physically pushes the edge of the wheel inward over one of the four labels. Like its predecessors, the wheel was developed for Apple by Synaptics.

The click wheel was also used in the fourth, fifth and sixth generation iPods and the iPod Nano, from the first generation through the fifth; however, in the Nano and 5G iPods onwards, the click wheel used was developed by Apple.

Above the wheel was a monochrome 138×110 LCD that displayed a menu or information about the selected track. Newer-generation iPods have since adopted colour displays.

Full Technical Specifications

General Technical Specifications

Device Type Portable Media Player
Models M9160LL/A (silver)
M9437LL/A (gold)
M9436LL/A (blue)
M9435LL/A (pink)
M9434LL/A (green)
Announced 06 January, 2004
Released 20 February, 2004
Status Discontinued
Successor iPod Nano
Generation 1st
Colors Silver, Gold, Pink, Green, Blue.
System Requirements Mac: 10.1.5 or later
Windows: 2000

iTunes 4.6 or later
Customizable Settings Customize main menu
Create On-The-Go playlists
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 menu bar
Contacts sort and display by first or last names
Clicker on or off

Languages: English, French, German, Japanese, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Danish, Norwegian, Finnish, Swedish, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese
Power Adapter 6-pin FireWire connector
AC input: 100V to 240V at 0.4 amp maximum
Frequency: 50Hz to 60Hz
DC output: 12V at 1 amp maximum
Input and Output Dock connector
3.5-mm stereo headphone jack
Wired remote connector
iPod's Processor Type ARM 7TDMI PP5020
iPod's Processor Speed 80 MHz (x2)
iPod's Internal Memory 4GB hard disk drive
Holds 1,000 songs in 128-Kbps AAC format
Stores data via FireWire or USB 2.0 hard drive
Connectivity USB 2.0, FireWire, Dock connector, Remote connector
Audio Technology Features Up to 25 minutes of skip protection
Frequency response: 20 Hz to 20,000 Hz
Audio formats supported: AAC (16 to 320 Kbps), MP3 (32 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible, AIFF (Mac only) 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 1.67 inch (diagonal) liquid crystal display with blue-white LED backlight
138-by-110-pixel resolution, 0.22-mm dot pitch
Support for display of multiple languages and characters simultaneously
Dimensions Height: 3.6 in
Width: 2.0 in
Depth: 0.5 in
Weight 3.6 oz (104 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
Playtime: 8 hours when fully charged
Standby time: 1 month when fully charged

Charging via FireWire to computer system or power adapter
Fast-charge time: 1 hour (charges up to 80% of battery capacity)
Full-charge time: 3 hours

Charging via USB 2.0 to computer system or power adapter (iPod mini only)
Fast-charge time: 1 hour (charges up to 80% of battery capacity)
Full-charge time: 3 hours
Navigation Click wheel

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