With its 1000-song capacity, 10-hr battery, 6.5-oz weight and industry-leading skip protection, iPod significantly improves the quality of the digital lifestyle.
Holds the contents of 100 CDs
Small though it is, iPod has a hefty 5GB hard disk drive. The number of songs it holds depends on the compression rate you choose for your songs. At a 160Kbps compression rate (the default setting for encoding MP3s in iTunes), 5GB equals approximately 1,000 songs, or about 100 CDs. At lower-quality 128 Kbps the most common compression rate used for MP3s 5GB is equivalent to approximately 1,300 songs, or about 130 CDs. Who knows, you might also find yourself storing documents, files and applications on your iPod in FireWire disk mode.
Dont skip it
With an industry-leading 20 minutes of skip protection, iPod keeps playing without missing a beat. In addition to its 5GB hard drive, iPod has a 32MB memory cache. The cache is made up of solid-state memory, meaning that it has no mechanical or moving parts, so its not affected by movement of the device. iPod skip protection works by continually preloading up to 20 minutes of music into the cache.
iPods rechargeable lithium polymer battery gives you 10 hours of continuous playback, so your music keeps going and going and going. In a hurry to get it recharged? You can fast-charge the battery to 80% of capacity in an hour, and get it fully recharged in three hours. Best of all, FireWire charges your iPod battery whenever its connected to your Mac so iPod automatically charges while youre transferring your music.
Size and weight
iPod is multilingual
iPod supports English, French, German and Japanese, and can even display different languages simultaneously. So you can view French songs (with native language information tags) alongside German, Japanese and American ones.
Input and output
Power and battery
iPod Data Sheet
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|Apple FireWire Cable (0.5 m) M8633G/A||Apple iPod Power Adapter with FireWire Cable (2 m) M8636LL/A|
|Apple FireWire Cable (2 m) M8634G/A|
(1) 1GB = 1 billion bytes; actual formatted capacity less.
(2) Capacity based on an average song length of 4 minutes and 160-Kbps encoding.
(3) Battery life may vary according to use.
(4) iPod and iTunes are for legal or rightholder-authorized copying only. Don't steal music.
(5) Actual rates will vary.
(6) iPod automatically charges whenever youre connected and your Mac is on.