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iPod classic - Silver

160GB1

40,000 songs

200 hours of video

$249.00

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iPod classic - Black

160GB1

40,000 songs

200 hours of video

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Overview

iPod classic at a glance. Visit the iPod classic site

iPod classic - Black
  • One word: Capacity.

    With 160GB of storage and up to 36 hours of music playback,2 iPod classic lets you enjoy up to 40,000 songs or 200 hours of video wherever you go.1

  • Genius playlists.

    With just a few clicks, the Genius feature creates a playlist of tracks in your library that go great together.

  • Browse with Cover Flow.

    With Cover Flow, you can browse through your music collection by flipping through album art. Select an album to turn it over and see the track list.

  • Classic beauty.

    Beautiful, durable, and sleek, iPod classic features an anodized aluminum and polished stainless steel enclosure with rounded edges. Choose quintessential silver or striking black.

    Learn about the features of iPod classic

Say anything with free engraving.

Make it a gift they’ll never forget by adding a personal laser-engraved message to any iPod. It’s easy and it’s free. Just add your personal message after selecting your iPod.

Wrap it up with signature gift wrapping.

We can ship your iPod in our beautiful signature gift box along with a personalized greeting card and red ribbon.

Simply check the box next to “This is a gift” during checkout and select the Apple Gift Package.

Learn about gift wrapping

What’s included.

In the box

  • iPod classic
  • Earphones
  • USB cable
  • Dock adapter

Mac requirements

  • Mac computer with USB 2.0 port
  • Mac OS X v10.6.8 or later
  • iTunes 10.7 or later

PC requirements

  • PC with USB 2.0 port
  • Windows XP Service Pack 2 or later, 32-bit editions of Windows Vista or 32-bit editions of Windows 7
  • iTunes 10.7 or later

iPod + iTunes were made for each other. Learn more about iTunes

Buy your iPod with complete confidence.

Technical Support and the iPod Warranty

Every iPod comes with complimentary telephone technical support within 90 days of your iPod purchase. In addition, your iPod, its rechargeable battery, and all included accessories are covered against defects for one year from the original purchase date by a limited hardware warranty.

Genius Bar — Available at every Apple Retail Store, it’s the place for free advice, insight, and friendly, hands-on technical support for your Mac, iPod, iPhone, or Apple TV. Make a reservation ahead of time to guarantee your spot.
Learn about the Genius Bar and the Apple Retail Store

AppleCare+ for iPod classic

AppleCare+ for iPod classic extends your coverage to two years from the original purchase date of your iPod classic and adds up to two incidents of accidental damage coverage, each subject to a $29 service fee plus applicable tax. Just add AppleCare+ during the checkout process.

Accessories for your iPod.

The Apple Online Store offers a handpicked collection of the best accessories — all guaranteed to work with your iPod.

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  1. 1GB = 1 billion bytes; actual formatted capacity less. Music capacity is based on 4 minutes per song and 128-Kbps AAC encoding; in 256-Kbps AAC format, song capacity is up to 20,000 songs. Video capacity based on H.264 1.5-Mbps video at 640-by-480 resolution combined with 128-Kbps audio. Actual capacity varies by content.
  2. Testing conducted by Apple in August 2009 using preproduction hardware and software. The playlist contained 358 unique audio tracks consisting of content imported from CDs using iTunes (128-Kbps AAC) and content purchased from the iTunes Store (256-Kbps AAC); video content was purchased from the iTunes Store. Battery tests are conducted with specific iPod units; actual results may vary. Rechargeable batteries have a limited number of charge cycles and may eventually need to be replaced (see www.apple.com/support/ipod/service/battery). Battery life and number of charge cycles vary by use and settings. Learn more.

iPod classic Tech Specs

Technical Specifications

Size and weight

Height:
4.1 inches (103.5 mm)
Width:
2.4 inches (61.8 mm)
Depth:
0.41 inch (10.5 mm)
Weight:
4.9 ounces (140 grams)2

Capacity

  • 160GB hard drive1
  • Holds up to 40,000 songs in 128-Kbps AAC format3
  • Holds up to 25,000 iPod-viewable photos4
  • Holds up to 200 hours of video5
  • Stores data via USB hard drive

In the box

  • iPod classic
  • Earphones
  • USB cable
  • Dock adapter

Environmental Status Report

iPod classic embodies Apple’s continuing environmental progress. It is designed with the following features to reduce environmental impact:

  • Arsenic-free display glass
  • BFR-free
  • Mercury-free LED-backlit display
  • PVC-free
  • Highly recyclable aluminum and stainless steel enclosure

Display

  • 2.5-inch (diagonal) color LCD with LED backlight
  • 320-by-240-pixel resolution at 163 pixels per inch

Audio

  • Frequency response: 20Hz to 20,000Hz
  • Audio formats supported: AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), HE-AAC, MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX and AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV
  • User-configurable maximum volume limit

Headphones

  • Earphones
  • Frequency response: 20Hz to 20,000Hz
  • Impedance: 32 ohms

Video

  • 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

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, Ukrainian, and Vietnamese

Input and output

  • Dock connector
  • 3.5-mm stereo headphone jack

External buttons and controls

  • Hold switch
  • Click Wheel
Hold switch, Click Wheel

Battery and power6

  • Built-in rechargeable lithium ion battery
  • Playback time
    • Music playback time: Up to 36 hours when fully charged
    • Video playback time: Up to 6 hours when fully charged
  • Charging via USB to computer system or power adapter (sold separately)
    • Fast-charge time: about 2 hours (charges up to 80% of battery capacity)
    • Full-charge time: about 4 hours

Mac system requirements

  • Mac computer with USB 2.0 port
  • Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later
  • Tunes 10.7 or later7

Windows system requirements

  • PC with USB 2.0 port
  • Windows 7, Windows Vista or Windows XP Home or Professional Service Pack 3 or later
  • Tunes 10.7 or later7

Environmental requirements

  • Operating temperature: 32° to 95° F (0° to 35° C)
  • Nonoperating temperature: -4° to 113° F
    (-20° to 45° C)
  • Relative humidity: 5% to 95% noncondensing
  • Maximum operating altitude: tested up to 10,000 feet (3000 m)
  1. 1GB = 1 billion bytes; actual formatted capacity less.
  2. Weight varies by configuration and manufacturing process.
  3. Song capacity is based on 4 minutes per song and 128-Kbps AAC encoding; in 256-Kbps AAC format, song capacity is up to 20,000 songs; actual capacity varies by encoding method and bit rate.
  4. Photo capacity is based on iPod-viewable photos transferred from iTunes.
  5. Video capacity is based on H.264 1.5-Mbps video at 640-by-480 resolution combined with 128-Kbps audio; actual capacity varies by content.
  6. Testing conducted by Apple in August 2009 using preproduction hardware and software. The playlist contained 358 unique audio tracks consisting of content imported from CDs using iTunes (128-Kbps AAC) and content purchased from the iTunes Store (128-Kbps AAC). Video content was purchased from the iTunes Store. Battery tests are conducted with specific iPod units; actual results may vary. Rechargeable batteries have a limited number of charge cycles and may eventually need to be replaced (see www.apple.com/support/ipod/service/battery). Battery life and number of charge cycles vary by use and settings. See www.apple.com/batteries for more information.
  7. iPod and iTunes are for legal or rightholder-authorized copying only. Don’t steal music.

Compare iPod Models

Compare iPod Models
Models iPod shuffle iPod nano iPod touch iPod classic
Product Image
Capacity* and Price

2GB

$49

16GB

$149

16GB

$199

32GB

$249

64GB

$299

160GB

$249

Display None

2.5-inch (diagonal) Multi-Touch display

4-inch (diagonal) Multi-Touch Retina display

2.5-inch (diagonal) color LCD with LED backlight

Features
  • Built-in clip
  • VoiceOver
  • FM radio
  • Fitness Walk + Run
  • support built in
  • Nike+ support built in
  • iOS 7
  • Siri
  • iMessage
  • iTunes Radio
  • Apps and games
  • Email and Internet
  • Storage for your entire media library
Rear-facing Camera None None

5MP iSight camera

with 1080p HD video recording

None
Front-facing Camera None None

FaceTime HD camera

with 720p HD video recording

None
Battery Life**

Audio playback

Up to 15 hours

Audio playback

Up to 30 hours

Video playback

Up to 3.5 hours

Audio playback

Up to 40 hours

Video playback

Up to 8 hours

Audio playback

Up to 36 hours

Video playback

Up to 6 hours

Colors Colors available: space gray, silver, purple, blue, green, yellow, and pink

Apple exclusive color

A portion of the proceeds from every (PRODUCT) RED purchase will go to the Global Fund to fight AIDS in Africa.

Colors available: (PRODUCT) RED

Apple exclusive color

A portion of the proceeds from every (PRODUCT) RED purchase will go to the Global Fund to fight AIDS in Africa.

Colors available: space gray, silver, blue, yellow, and pink Colors available: (PRODUCT) RED

Apple exclusive color

A portion of the proceeds from every (PRODUCT) RED purchase will go to the Global Fund to fight AIDS in Africa.

Colors available: silver and slate
In the Box

Apple Earphones, iPod shuffle USB Cable

Apple EarPods, Lightning to USB Cable

iPod touch loop (sold separately for 16GB model), Apple EarPods, Lightning to USB Cable

Apple Earphones, dock adapter, USB cable

Size

1.14 × 1.24 × 0.34 inches
(29.0 × 31.6 × 8.7 mm) including clip

3.01 × 1.56 × 0.21 inches
(76.5 × 39.6 × 5.4 mm)

4.86 × 2.31 × 0.24 inches
(123.4 × 58.6 × 6.1 mm)

4.1 × 2.4 × 0.41 inches
(103.5 × 61.8 × 10.5 mm)

Weight

0.44 ounce (12.5 grams)

1.1 ounces (31 grams)

3.10 ounces (88 grams)

4.9 ounces (140 grams)

Charge Time

About 3 hours
(2-hour fast charge to 80%)

About 3 hours
(1.5-hour fast charge to 80%)

About 4 hours
(2-hour fast charge to 80%)

About 4 hours
(2-hour fast charge to 80%)

Ports

iPod shuffle USB Cable

Lightning connector, stereo minijack

Lightning connector, stereo minijack

Dock connector, stereo minijack

Connectivity

iPod shuffle USB Cable

USB through Lightning connector; audio through headphone jack

USB through Lightning connector; audio through headphone jack

USB through dock connector; component and composite video through dock connector (with AV cables, sold separately); audio through headphone jack

Wireless None

Nike+ support, Bluetooth 4.0

802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi (802.11n 2.4GHz and 5GHz), Nike+ support built in,†† Maps location-based service, Bluetooth 4.0

None
Audio Support

AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV

AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), HE-AAC, MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV

AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), HE-AAC, MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV

AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), HE-AAC, MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV

Photo Support None

Syncs iPod-viewable photos in JPEG, BMP, GIF, TIFF, PSD (Mac only), and PNG formats

Syncs iPod-viewable photos in JPEG, BMP, GIF, TIFF, PSD (Mac only), and PNG formats

Syncs iPod-viewable photos in JPEG, BMP, GIF, TIFF, PSD (Mac only), and PNG formats

Video Support None

H.264 video, 720 by 576 pixels, 30 frames per second, Baseline, Main and High Profile level 3.0 with AAC-LC audio up to 256 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; MPEG-4 video, up to 2.5 Mbps, 720 by 576 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 256 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov formats

H.264 video up to 1080p, 30 frames per second, Main Profile level 4.1 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 per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format

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

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  • *1GB = 1 billion bytes; actual formatted capacity less.
  • **Rechargeable batteries have a limited number of charge cycles and may eventually need to be replaced (see www.apple.com/support/ipod/service/battery). Battery life and number of charge cycles vary by use and settings. See www.apple.com/batteries for more information.
  • †Weight varies by configuration and manufacturing process.
  • ††Requires Nike + iPod Sensor, sold separately.

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