iPod classic 160 GB Datasheet

iPod classic
Source: theverge.com – iPod classic

The Apple iPod classic 160 GB (7th Generation) is a portable MP3 player designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple from 2009 to 2014 as part of the iPod series. The iPod was introduced on September 9, 2009, and its price started at $249.

The new iPod classic features a 2.5-inch color QVGA LCD screen with white LED-backlit, Click Wheel, Video playback, up to 36 hours of battery life, 160 GB hard drive, Dock Connector for charging and syncing, and a standard 3.5-mm headphone jack.

This iPod has been discontinued on September 9, 2014. Today iPod classic 160 GB is 14 years old!

iPod classic 160 GB Details

IntroducedSeptember 9, 2009 – 14 years ago
DiscontinuedSeptember 9, 2014 – 9 years ago
Time on the Market5 years
Model NumberA1238
Order NumberMC293LL/A (Silver)
MC297LL/A (Black)
Original Price$249
Weight4.9 oz. – 138 Grams
Dimensions4.1” H x 2.4” W x 0.41″ D
10.41 cm H x 6.09 cm W x 1.04 cm D

iPod classic Tech Specs


ProcessorSamsung ARM-based chip
Processor SpeedUnknown
Number of Cores1


Storage160 GB


Built-in Display2.5″ 260,000-color QVGA LCD Display with white LED-backlit
Resolutions320 x 240 pixels
Pixel Density163 ppi


Audio FormatsAAC (16 to 320 Kbps)
Protected AAC (from iTunes Store)
MP3 (16 to 320 Kbps)
Audible (formats 2, 3, and 4)
Apple Lossless
Photo FormatsJPEG
PSD (Mac only)
Video FormatsH.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


Ports1 – 30-pin Dock Connector
1 – 3.5-mm stereo jack, composite video, and audio through minijack


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Maximum OS2.0.5
iTunesiTunes 9 or later
System RequirementsMac OS X 10.4.11 or later
Windows XP Home or Professional with Service Pack 3 or later
Windows Vista or later


AccessoriesEarbud headphones
USB cable
Dock Adapter


BatteryBuilt-in rechargeable Lithium-Ion
Battery CapacityUnknown
Battery LifeUp to 36 hours of music
Up to 6 hours of video
Charge TimeUp to 4 hours
2 hours to 80% capacity
PowerCharging via USB 2.0 or power adapter

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