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Apple iPod Music Player

The fifth-generation iPod. Movies, TV shows, games, and music. Now playing on an iPod near you. (122) Read 3 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Movies, TV shows, games, and music. Now playing on an iPod near you.

Now that you can buy movies from the iTunes Store and sync them to your iPod, the whole world is your theater. With a 30GB or 80GB iPod in hand, those movies fit comfortably next to TV shows, new iPod games, podcasts, audiobooks, photo albums, and, of course, an entire library of music -- up to 20,000 songs, in fact. Now starting at $249, iPod is a pocket-size prodigy.

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How much can your pocket hold? That's up to you and your iPod. It holds up to 20,000 songs, up to 25,000 photos, and up to 100 hours of video -- or any combination of each.(1) So you can browse movies on the iTunes Store, download the ones you want (Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, perhaps?), then sync it to your iPod. Same goes for TV episodes, new iPod games, 99 songs, best-selling audiobooks, and an entire universe of free podcasts. Go ahead. Fill 'er up.

Suit yourself
From cases to car kits, customize your iPod with accessories made especially for it. Pick up an iPod Universal Dock for more convenient syncing. Add an iPod Hi-Fi for room-filling sound. Sync photos on the go with an iPod Camera Connector. Attach a voice recorder to take audio notes. And if you buy from the Apple Store online, you can even have your iPod engraved with your name or a message.

Play all day
With all that music at your fingertips, you may never want to stop listening. Lucky thing your iPod plays audio for up to 20 hours.(2) Or, if you'd rather watch, you can feast your eyes on movies and TV shows for up to six-and-a-half hours.(3)

Pack light
It might be a miracle. Otherwise, it's hard to explain exactly how 30GB of storage(4) can fit into an iPod that's over 30% thinner than the previous fourth generation. Or how an 80GB iPod can be the same size as the 60GB model before it. However it happened, it means you can carry your entire music collection -- plus a nice selection of video -- absolutely everywhere you go. And a 60% brighter, more vibrant display gives your album art, photos, and video extra oomph.

Search and enjoy
Finding what you want to hear among 20,000 songs could be quite a chore -- unless you have an iPod. A new interface lets you search your iPod using the patented Click Wheel. And if you're a fan of live albums, classical works, or anything that sounds best when it's continuous, iPod supports gapless playback that seamlessly transitions from one song to another.

1. Song capacity based on 4 minutes per song and 128-Kbps AAC encoding; actual capacity varies by content. Photo capacity based on iPod-viewable photos transferred from iTunes. 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. Up to 20 hours of battery life refers to 80GB model and music playback.

3. 6.5 hours of battery life refers to 80GB model and is based on H.264 1.5-Mbps video at 640-by-480 resolution combined with 128-Kbps audio. Rechargeable batteries have a limited number of charge cycles and may eventually need to be replaced. Battery life and number of charge cycles vary by use and settings. See Apple's site for more information.

4. 1GB = 1 billion bytes; actual formatted capacity less.


Sync with iTunes
What's on your iPod

Music, movies, games, TV shows, audiobooks, and podcasts. Buy it on iTunes, play it on your computer, and bring it along on iPod. From tunes to flicks, it all syncs automatically. Consider iTunes your iPod's best friend. After you, of course.

Made for each other
iPod and iTunes give you a seamless experience, from download to sync. Shop for music, movies, games, TV shows, and audiobooks on the built-in iTunes Store, download free podcasts, or import songs from your CDs. Then connect iPod to your Mac or PC, and iTunes gets to work. You don't have to press a button. iTunes updates everything you've added since your last sync -- every song, every movie, every TV episode.

One-stop iPod shop
So much to hear and see. Thousands of songs and photos. Up to 100 hours of video.(1) Good thing iTunes lets you easily manage everything on your iPod. Get at-a-glance capacity information, and update your iPod software with one click. iTunes does it all, automatically.

Loading dock
Leave an optional iPod Universal Dock connected to your Mac or PC. Then, when you're ready to charge or sync, simply dock your iPod. Or connect the dock to a stereo system, some speakers, or a TV via an optional iPod AV Cable. And since the dock works with the Apple Remote (sold separately), you can control your music, photo slideshows, movies, and TV shows from afar.

Sync and say "cheese"
Add photos to iPhoto on a Mac or Adobe Photoshop Elements or Adobe Album on a Windows PC. Update your Address Book and iCal on the Mac or Outlook or Outlook Express on the PC. Then connect iPod to your Mac or PC via USB and all your stuff syncs in a cinch -- as your iPod charges.

1. 100 hours video capacity refers to 80GB model and is based on H.264 1.5-Mbps video at 640-by-480 resolution combined with 128-Kbps audio; actual capacity varies by content.

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Size and weight (30GB model)
Height: 4.1 inches

Width: 2.4 inches

Depth: 0.43 inch

Weight: 4.8 ounces

Size and weight (80GB model)
Height: 4.1 inches

Width: 2.4 inches

Depth: 0.55 inch

Weight: 5.5 ounces

In the box
iPod

Earphones

USB 2.0 cable

Dock adapter for use with Universal Dock

Case

Quick Start guide

Capacity
30GB or 80GB hard drive(1)

Holds up to 7,500 (30GB) or 20,000 songs (80GB) in 128-Kbps AAC format(2)

Holds up to 25,000 iPod-viewable photos(3)

Holds up to 40 hours (30GB) or up to 100 hours (80GB) of video(4)

Stores data via USB hard drive

Display
2.5-inch (diagonal) QVGA transflective, over 65,000-color liquid crystal display with white LED backlight

320 by 240 pixel resolution, .156-mm dot pitch

Support for display of multiple languages and characters simultaneously

Audio
Frequency response: 20Hz to 20,000Hz

Audio formats supported: 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, AIFF and WAV

User-configurable maximum volume limit

Video
Video formats supported: H.264 video, up to 1.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per sec., Low-Complexity version of the H.264 Baseline Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48 kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; H.264 video, up to 768 Kbps, 320 by 240 pixels, 30 frames per sec., Baseline Profile up to Level 1.3 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48 kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; MPEG-4 video, up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per sec., Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48 kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats

Headphones
Earphones

Frequency response: 20Hz to 20,000Hz

Impedance: 32 ohms

Mac system requirements
Macintosh computer with USB 2.0 port

Mac OS X v10.3.9 or later

iTunes 7 or later(5)

Windows system requirements
PC with USB 2.0

Windows 2000 with Service Pack 4 or later, or Windows XP Home or Professional with Service Pack 2 or later

iTunes 7 or later(5)

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

Environmental requirements
Operating temperature: 32 degrees to 95 degrees F (0 degrees to 35 degrees C)

Nonoperating temperature: -4 degrees to 113 degrees F (-20 degrees to 45 degrees C)

Relative humidity: 5% to 95% noncondensing

Maximum operating altitude: 10,000 feet (3000 m)

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

Power and battery(6)
Built-in rechargeable lithium ion battery

Playback time (30GB model)
-- Music playback time: Up to 14 hours when fully charged
-- Photo slideshow with music viewing time: Up to 4 hours when fully charged
-- Video playback time: Up to 3.5 hours when fully charged

Playback time (80GB model)
-- Music playback time: Up to 20 hours when fully charged
-- Photo slideshow with music viewing time: Up to 6 hours when fully charged
-- Video playback time: Up to 6.5 hours when fully charged

Charging via USB or FireWire 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

Comparison
Storage/capacity: 30GB (7,500 songs) or 80GB (20,000 songs)

Color: black or white

Battery life:
-- 30GB: Up to 14 hours of music playback; up to 4 hours of slideshows with music; up to 3.5 hours of video playback
-- 80GB: Up to 20 hours of music playback; up to 6 hours of slideshows with music; up to 6.5 hours of video playback

Display: 2.5-inch (diagonal) color LCD with LED backlight

Ports: Dock connector, stereo minijack, composite video and audio through minijack

Connectivity: USB through dock connector; composite video (with AV cable, sold separately) and audio through headphone jack or line out on the iPod Universal Dock (sold separately)

Charge time: About 4 hours (2-hour fast charge to 80% capacity)

Audio 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, AIFF

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

Video support: H.264 video, up to 1.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per sec., Baseline Low-Complexity Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48 kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; H.264 video, up to 768 Kbps, 320 by 240 pixels, 30 frames per sec., Baseline Profile up to Level 1.3 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48 kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; MPEG-4 video, up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per sec., Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48 kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats

Size:
-- 30GB: 4.1 x 2.4 x 0.43 inches
-- 80GB: 4.1 x 2.4 x 0.55 inches

Weight:
-- 30GB: 4.8 ounces
-- 80GB: 5.5 ounces

Included accessories: Earphones, USB cable, dock adapter, case

Limited warranty and service
Your iPod comes with single-incident telephone support for the first 90 days and a one-year limited warranty. Purchase the AppleCare Protection Plan for iPod to extend your service and support to two full years. Only the AppleCare Protection Plan provides you with direct telephone support from Apple technical experts and the assurance that repairs will be handled by Apple-certified technicians using genuine Apple parts. For more information, visit the Apple support site or call 800-823-2775.

1. 1GB = 1 billion bytes; actual formatted capacity less.

2. Song capacity based on 4 minutes per song and 128-Kbps AAC encoding; actual capacity varies by content.

3. Photo capacity is based on iPod-viewable photos transferred from iTunes.

4. 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.

5. iPod and iTunes are for legal or rightholder-authorized copying only. Don't steal music.

6. Rechargeable batteries have a limited number of charge cycles and may eventually need to be replaced. Battery life and number of charge cycles vary by use and settings. See Apple's site for more information.
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-MY-APPLE
Customer Reviews
4.5 out of 5 (122 ratings) Rate and Review This Product
"Almost a great product - except for quality"
Feature: The image quality on the screen is very good. Docking station, video cables and charger are all extras. Ease of Use: Unit is a bit heavy for shirt pocket use. Nested on-screen menus could be more user friendly. Quality: The screen scratches very easily. The black case shows marks too. Disk drive is noisy at times. My iPod stopped unexpectedly and had to be completely reset. Battery life when playing videos appears to be short. The Wow Factor: Good for showing photos & videos
Style of Music: Jazz
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"The only iPod killer is the next iPod."
Sound: The iPod's sound output is excellent in its class. Using a Dell DJ, with included headphones for comparison, The iPod using 320kb/s sounds fuller, has greater presence, and exhibits less distortion(hiss) than the Dell at the same bit rate. This product delivers sound that is comparable to a stereo receiver in the same price range, in reference to clarity of output through the line out in the dock. The product in fact sounds better with Bose Quiet Comfort 2 headphones than through my denon avr 2805 integrated amplifier. for headphone listening it is as good as using any set to up to the $1000 price range in my humble opinion. (less circuitry to mess with the output) Feature: The iPod came with the dock, Wall adapter, both firewire and USB 2 dock cables, earbuds, and of course the iPod itself along with warranty info and the users guide. The most useful feature is the line out on the dock, followed closely by the 32 pin multipurpose plug on the bottom of the device, which allows you to shack up to hundreds of different accessories from voice recorders, to radio transmitters, to flash card readers, battery packs, and other types of devices. The least useful feature for me is the address book, because i use my Treo 600 for that, but it is a neat feature that other players lack (when you hear people saying the iPod has an inferior feature set, they are either talking out of their butts or are being paid to write a positive review of another product) Quality: the finish is top notch, the little beast is solid, i wouldn't recommend dropping it, but it is rated to fall at the standard 1m height just like everything else in its class, however there aren't any protruding parts, there are no screws used in assembly, and the seams are effectively water tight, although the dock plug would short if you dipped it in water, however it can and has survive midwestern thunderstorms unprotected, while the shoddy craftsmanship on the likes of the creative and dell players is shocking, the fit and finish of the iPod simply cannot be compared to any consumer electronics devices, it is comparable to where Sony's high end minidisk players have been for years Value: you get what you pay for, style and easy of use and the widest included feature set of any player, it may not have an fm transmitter (why you would want to use that horrible sounding radio, i do not know, but you can buy 5 or six add ons for around 30 bucks) it also has no voice recorder, but again why would you want to record at such low quality (the dell player does just 16kb/s) and not even be able to offload it from the player, when you can get plug and play device for the iPod that records at higher quality and can be offloaded. The iPod does have an alarm clock, a full function calendar, and an address book, it also has games including the famous iPod solitaire, it also stores files without partitioning, and has fully customizable on-the-go playlists, plays more formats than it's competitors, dell plays 3or4, creative plays 3 sony plays between 1 and three 3(model dependancy), iPod plays MP3, WAV, AIFF, AAC, Apple loss less, and Audible, and will support more as apple sees fit, a hacker could even add WMA support (although that format is proven to be of inferior quality to MP3 and AAC even at higher bit rates) Manufacturer Support: I haven't had to use the support, because these things don't tend to break, it will either start out bad (very few, but the ones that do have very loud and annoying owners who make the quality control seem much worse than it is) or last until the battery bites the dust, which is a $99 part installed by apple, and a $30-50 part if you are willing to install yourself. (just a note, i have yet to see a competitor offer a similar replacement program for when their batteries run out to, because there does not exist a lithium ion/polymer bater that lasts more than 5-600 charges) The Wow Factor: the iPod is the sexiest HDD music player on the market, it is a piece of minimalist art, it has squeaky clean lines, and the stark white-on-polished metal exterior that is peer to no peice of technology with the possible exception of magnepan MG 20.1 speakers Overall: i will be satisfied until the fifth generation iPod comes out, it is clearly the best in its class of product in both form and function ad has been for the last 3 and a half years, and will continue to be for a long time to come
Style of Music: Rock
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