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From left to right: an iPod touch, classic, nano, and shuffle.

The following is a list of iPod models, music players that were once the largest generator of revenue for Apple Computer.[1] After the introduction of the iPhone, the iOS-based iPod touch was the last remaining model of the product line until it was discontinued on May 10, 2022 by Apple Inc.[2][3]

Product lines

iPod (classic)

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Main article: iPod classic

The original full-sized iPod line, marketed from to October 23, 2001 to September 9, 2014, and retroactively named "classic".[4]

Model Released    Discontinued Capacities Minimum OS to sync
iPod with scroll wheel (1st generation) 2001-10-23 2002-07-17 5, 10 GB Mac: 9.2 (or 10.1)
iPod with touch wheel (2nd generation) 2002-07-17 2003-04-28 10, 20 GB Mac: 9.2 Win: 2000
iPod with dock connector (3rd generation) 2003-04-28 2004-07-19 10, 15, 20, 30, 40 GB Mac: 10.1 Win: 2000
iPod with click wheel (4th generation) 2004-07-19 2005-07-28 20, 40 GB Mac: 10.2 Win: 2000
    iPod photo 2004-10-26 2005-07-28 30, 40, 60 GB Mac: 10.2 Win: 2000
    iPod with color display 2005-07-28 2005-10-12 20, 60 GB
iPod with video (5th generation) 2005-10-12 2007-09-05 30, 60, 80 GB Mac: 10.3 Win: 2000
iPod classic (6th generation) 2007-09-05 2014-09-09 80, 120, 160 GB Mac: 10.4 Win: XP

iPod mini

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Main article: iPod mini

A smaller version, marketed from to January 6, 2004 to September 7, 2005.[5]

Model Released    Discontinued Capacities Minimum OS to sync
iPod mini (1st generation) 2004-01-06 2005-02-22 4 GB Mac: 10.1 Win: 2000
iPod mini (2nd generation) 2005-02-22 2005-09-07 4,6 GB Mac: 10.2 Win: 2000

iPod nano

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Main article: iPod nano

An even smaller version, marketed from September 7, 2005 to July 27, 2017.[6]

Model Released    Discontinued Capacities Minimum OS to sync
iPod nano (1st generation) 2005-09-07 2006-09-12 1, 2, 4 GB Mac: 10.3 Win: 2000
iPod nano (2nd generation) 2006-09-12 2007-09-05 2, 4, 8 GB Mac: 10.3 Win: 2000
iPod nano (3rd generation) 2007-09-05 2008-09-09 4, 8 GB Mac: 10.4 Win: XP
iPod nano (4th generation) 2008-09-09 2009-09-09 4, 8, 16 GB Mac: 10.4 Win: XP
iPod nano (5th generation) 2009-09-09 2010-09-01 8, 16 GB Mac: 10.4 Win: XP
iPod nano (6th generation) 2010-09-01 2012-09-12 8, 16 GB Mac: 10.5 Win: XP
iPod nano (7th generation) 2012-09-12 2017-07-27 16 GB Mac: 10.6 Win: XP

iPod shuffle

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Main article: iPod shuffle

A series of tiny screen-less versions, marketed from January 11, 2005 to July 27, 2017.[7]

Model Released    Discontinued Capacities Minimum OS to sync
iPod shuffle (1st generation) 2005-01-11 2006-09-12 512 MB, 1 GB Mac: 10.2 Win: 2000
iPod shuffle (2nd generation) 2006-09-12 2009-03-11 1, 2 GB Mac: 10.3 Win: 2000
iPod shuffle (3rd generation) 2009-03-11 2010-09-01 2, 4 GB Mac: 10.4 Win: XP
iPod shuffle (4th generation) 2010-09-01 2017-07-27 2 GB Mac: 10.5 Win: XP

iPod touch

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Main article: iPod touch

An iOS-based series announced on September 5, 2007; the last one remaining on the market.[8]

Model Released    Discontinued Capacities Minimum OS to sync
iPod touch (1st generation) 2007-09-14 2008-09-09 8, 16, 32 GB Mac: 10.4 Win: XP
iPod touch (2nd generation) 2008-09-09 2009-09-09 8, 16, 32 GB Mac: 10.4 Win: XP
iPod touch (3rd generation) 2009-09-09 2010-09-01 32, 64 GB Mac: 10.4 Win: XP
iPod touch (4th generation) 2010-09-12 2013-05-30 8, 16, 32, 64 GB Mac: 10.5 Win: XP
iPod touch (5th generation) 2012-10-11 2015-07-15 16, 32, 64 GB Mac: 10.6 Win: XP
iPod touch (6th generation) 2015-07-15 2019-05-28 16, 32, 64, 128 GB Mac: 10.7 Win: 7
iPod touch (7th generation) 2019-05-28 2022-05-10 32, 128, 256 GB Mac: 10.11 Win: 7

iPod peripherals

Model Released    Discontinued Minimum requirements
iPod Camera Connector 2005-03-21 2010-03-27 iPod photo or later with 30-pin connector
iPod Universal Dock 2005-10-12 2007-10 30-pin dock connector
iPod Radio Remote 2006-01-10 2009-09-09 iPod Software v1.1 or later
iPod Hi-Fi 2006-02-28 2007-09-05 30-pin, TOSLINK, or headphone jack
Nike + iPod Sport Kit 2006-07-13 2009-09-09 iPod nano (1st to 4th generation)

References

  1. Apple Reports First Quarter Results, Apple Inc. January 22, 2008. Archived May 28, 2011.
  2. David Pierce. "Goodbye iPod, and Thanks for All the Tunes", Wired, July 27, 2017. 
  3. The music lives on, Apple Inc. 2022-05-10.
  4. Identify your iPod model: iPod, Apple Inc. 2020-04-10.
  5. Identify your iPod model: iPod mini, Apple Inc. 2020-04-10.
  6. Identify your iPod model: iPod nano, Apple Inc. 2020-04-10.
  7. Identify your iPod model: iPod shuffle, Apple Inc. 2020-04-10.
  8. Identify your iPod model: iPod touch, Apple Inc. 2020-04-10.

See also

External links

IPod family.png   iPod (models)
iPod (classic) : 1st gen | 2nd | 3rd | 4th · photo · U2 · Harry Potter | 5th · U2 | 6th / classic
iPod mini : 1st gen | 2nd
iPod nano : 1st gen | 2nd | 3rd | 4th | 5th | 6th | 7th
iPod shuffle : 1st gen | 2nd | 3rd | 4th
iPod touch : 1st gen | 2nd | 3rd | 4th | 5th | 6th | 7th
Other hardware : Camera Connector | Hi-Fi | iPod+HP | Nike + iPod | Radio Remote | Universal Dock
Software : iPod (app) | iPod Games | iPod Software · Diagnostics mode · Disk mode · Disk Scan
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