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The first U2 iPod Special Edition

The iPod U2 Special Edition was a limited series of the classic iPod in several versions. The U2 Special Edition iPods are identifiable by a distinct red click wheel within a black front surface. They also feature the autographs of the U2 band members etched onto the back.

Release history

On October 26, 2004, the first U2 iPod was released, based on a 4th generation iPod with a monochrome screen, 20 GB drive, and a chrome-plated back. The list price was US$349 / CA$499.

The second U2 iPod featured a color screen and autographs etched onto the back.

On June 28, 2005, the second U2 iPod was released, based on a iPod photo with a color display, 20 GB drive, and a chrome-plated back. Its price was lowered to US$329.

On June 6, 2006, the third U2 iPod was released, based on a 5th generation iPod with a larger color screen, 30 GB drive, and black metal back. Its pricing remained at US$329.

On September 12, 2006, the fourth and final U2 iPod was released, based on an enhanced version of the 5th generation iPod with a brighter color screen, 30 GB drive, and black metal back. Its price was lowered to US$279.

The first two U2 iPods included an iTunes Music Store coupon to get US$50 off the purchase of The Complete U2. The latter two models included a coupon to freely download 30 minutes of music videos and interviews with the band.

Collectibility

These special edition models have since become highly sought-after collector's items that fetch many thousands of dollars.[1]

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References

  1. Old iPods are selling for as much as $90,000 by Rex Santus, Mashable. 2014-12-10.

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