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iPod Classic

iPod Classic 160 GB (Late 2009)

 • Capacity: 160 GB

 • Model number : A1238:

MC293LL/A 160 GB - Silver

MC297LL/A 160 GB - Black

iPod Classic 120 GB (2008-2009)

 • Capacity: 120 GB

 • Model number : A1238:

MB562LL/A   120 GB - Silver

MB565LL/A   120 GB - Black

iPod Classic 80 GB - 160 GB (Thick) (2007-2009)

 • Capacity: 80 and 160 GB

 • Model number : A1238:

MB029LL/A     80 GB - Silver

MB147LL/A     80 GB - Black

MB145LL/A   160 GB - Silver

MB150LL/A   160 GB - Black

The last three characters of the serial number will be one of these: Y5N, YMU, YMV, or YMX.

iPod video Fifth Generation (5 & 5.5 Gen)

The iPod (5th generation) is a hard drive-based iPod featuring a large, widescreen color display, a Click Wheel, and the capability of displaying photos and videos. It uses USB for syncing.

iPod 5th generation (Late 2006)

also known as iPod with video, Fifth Generation iPod or Enhanced

 • Capacity: 30 and 80 GB

 • Model number : A1238:

MA446LL/A  30 GB - Black

MA444LL/A  30 GB - White

MA450LL/A  80 GB - Black

MA448LL/A  80 GB - White

The last three characters of the serial number will be one of these: V9K, V9P, V9M, V9R, V9L, V9N, V9Q, V9S, WU9, WUA, WUB, WUC, or X3N. The Fifth Generation U2 Special Edition iPod (30 GB Late 2006) serial number's last three characters are W9G.

 

iPod 5th generation (2005)

also known as iPod with video or Fifth Generation iPod

 • Capacity: 30 and 60 GB

 • Model number : A1238:

MA146LL/A  30 GB - Black

MA002LL/A  30 GB - White

MA147LL/A  60 GB - Black

MA003LL/A  60 GB - White

iPod Special Edition U2

 • Capacity: 20 and 30 GB

 • Model numbers and dates introduced:

 • A1136: 2006-09

 • A1136: 2006-06

 • A1099: 2005-06

 • A1059: 2004-10

The iPod Special Edition U2 is a standard iPod model with some differences, including: Black plastic exterior, red Click Wheel, signatures of the U2 band members engraved on the back, and "iPod Special Edition U2" engraved on the back.

The first model was based on an iPod (Click Wheel) with a 20 GB hard drive. In June 2005, a new version of the iPod Special Edition U2 was introduced that was based on an iPod with color display. These are both also considered fourth-generation iPod models. In June 2006, a new version of the iPod Special Edition U2 was introduced that is based on a 5th-generation iPod (also known as iPod with video) with a 30 GB hard drive. In September 2006, a model based on the iPod (5th generation Late 2006) was introduced. The last three characters of the serial number are W9G.

 

iPod Photo Fourth Generation (4th Gen)

iPod and iPod photo are now one and the same, with every white iPod boasting a full-color display. They continue to have the same controls as iPod (Click Wheel) but now all models have a color display like iPod photo—ideal for viewing album artwork and playing slideshows. These are considered fourth-generation models along with iPod (Click Wheel).

iPod with color display

 • Capacity: 20 and 60 GB

 • Model number and date introduced: A1099: 2005-06

 

iPod photo (also known as iPod with color display)

 • Capacity: 30, 40, and 60 GB

 • Model numbers and dates introduced:

 • A1099: 2005-02

 • A1099: 2004-10

iPod photo models are functionally and visually identical to the iPod with color display (see above photo).

 

 

iPod Click Wheel Fourth Generation (4th Gen)

iPod (Click Wheel) models have a Click Wheel like the iPod mini, but are larger and the hold switch is on the top-right side. iPod (Click Wheel) models have a monochrome display. iPod (Click Wheel) is referred to as the fourth-generation iPod.

iPod (Click Wheel)

 • Navigation: Click Wheel

 • Capacity: 20 and 40 GB

 • Model number and date introduced: A1059: 2004-07

iPod (Dock Connector) Third Generation (3rd Gen)

iPod (dock connector) models have a dock connector on the bottom.

Newer iPod models like iPod (Click Wheel) and iPod mini also have a dock connector, but the iPod (Dock Connector) has a touch wheel instead of a Click Wheel and the four control buttons are above the touch wheel. iPod (Dock Connector) models are referred to as third-generation iPod models.

iPod (Dock Connector)

 • Navigation: Touch Wheel

 • Capacity: 10, 15, 20, 30, and 40 GB

 • Model numbers and dates introduced:

 • A1040: 2003-09

 • A1040: 2003-04

iPod (Touch Wheel) Second Generation (2nd Gen)

All iPod (Touch Wheel) models have a FireWire port cover. Scroll wheel models don't, and dock connector models don't have a FireWire port. The iPod (Touch Wheel) model controls look similar to the iPod (Scroll Wheel) but the touch wheel itself doesn't turn. iPod (Touch Wheel) models are considered second-generation iPod models.

iPod (Touch Wheel)

 • Navigation: Touch Wheel

 • Capacity: 10 and 20 GB

 • Model number and date introduced: A1019: 2002-07

iPod (Scroll Wheel) First Generation (1st Gen)

iPod (Scroll Wheel) models have a scroll wheel that physically turns. The controls (Play, Menu, Next, Previous) are in a circle around the wheel. iPod (Scroll Wheel) models are referred to as first-generation iPod models.

iPod (Scroll Wheel)

  • Navigation: Scroll Wheel

 • Capacity: 5 and 10 GB

 • Model numbers and dates introduced:

 • M8541: 2002-03

 • M8541: 2001-10

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