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iPod classic 7th generation.[edit]

A new listing needs to be added for the 7th generation classic even though it has the same capacity as the 6th generation (16GB). Apparently there are two different Apple product numbers MB150LL/A 6th genertation MC297LL/A 7th generation I couldn't find anything on Apple's site about the 6th generation but Amazon clearly lists a 6th and 7th generation. Comparing Amazon specs it appears that the newer 7th generation is slightly thinner at 0.41 inches vs 0.53 of the 6th. With this reduction, it also got lighter and now weighs 4.9 oz vs 5.7 oz. (Although Amazon contradicts itself and on page for 6th generation MB150LL/A and says that is weighs 4.2 oz under 'product details' and 5.7 oz under 'technical details' but I suspect the product detail listing is wrong but could not verify that on Apple's site) This may have been accomplished by a smaller battery since the playing time went down from 40 hours to 36 for music and 7 to 6 hours for video.

Apparently ehow is blocked, but for a source of information between differences of 6/7 go to the main website and insert '/about_6323160_difference-6th-generation-7th-generation.html' Mrpops2ko (talk)

To add some more information to this, the "6th gen iPod" was available in a single-platter ("thin") and dual-platter ("thick") hard drive configuration. This dual-size setup has been the case since nearly the iPod's inception. With the "6th gen iPod" or "iPod classic", the 80GB was the "thin" model, and the 160GB was the "thick" model, since the 160GB hard drive consisted of dual 80GB platters. Yes, because this iPod was thicker, it contained a larger capacity battery, similar to how the 60GB/80GB 5th gen iPods had longer battery life than the 30GB models. Starting with the next iPod, the 120GB iPod classic, Apple dropped the dual-platter version, likely due to declining sales of this large capacity model (since 80GB and now 120GB was plenty of storage anyway). As a result, there was no more "thick" model with a larger battery. However, Apple did make some updates (as you'd expect with newer hardware) so the transition from the 80GB to the 120GB model increased battery life from 30 hours to 36 hours. The newest "7th gen" 160GB iPod is just a refresh of the 120GB iPod. It's no longer dual 80GB platters, but a single 160GB platter in the "thin" form factor and the "thin" battery that provided 36 hours in the 120GB model. Hopefully I cleared this up. I'm a huge old-school iPod geek who still has the original 5GB model so if you have any questions let me know. AquaStreak (talk) 05:24, 11 December 2013 (UTC)

Edit request by ImBrandonSky (talk)[edit]

Replace "Video playback, speakers, and camera removed" with "Video playing, built-in speakers, and camera removed".

Because I like it this way. No vandalism please.


ImBrandonSky (talk)


N Not done and not likely to be done ImBrandonSky (talk)

Hi, I'm Generic BobJoe, I think maybe you should put in that they are built in speakers. Not "video playing" though. Its just some people might think its some kind of USB speaker thing that you snap on top of the iPod.

Edit request on 24 October 2012[edit]

Please add "the" to the start of the first sentence: "iPod is a line of portable media players..." This is how normal English usage works, and right now, the article has 50 instances of the string "the iPod". 2001:18E8:2:28AE:2CD4:E23A:EC3:A04A (talk) 19:02, 24 October 2012 (UTC)

Oops, I made a mistake. The first sentence should be "the iPod is a line of portable media players." 2001:18E8:2:28AE:2CD4:E23A:EC3:A04A (talk) 19:03, 24 October 2012 (UTC)
Another editor has reorganized the intro of the article and it says "The iPod" now. RudolfRed (talk) 04:59, 25 October 2012 (UTC)

Connectivity[edit]

There is no mention anywhere in the article about connectivity to external data sources other than by direct connection to a PC. Since the device can access the web and email, surely there should be mention of how these connections are accomplished. Is it through Wi-Fi, cell phone channels, Bluetooth, or some other means? Does the user have to pay an ongoing fee for such connectivity? — Loadmaster (talk) 17:00, 23 November 2012 (UTC)

Edit request on 18 December 2012[edit]

ok i was just trying to bash you because ipods suck double the price of androids? and i still have to buy EVERYTHING on the stpid thing and it STILL wont do ANYTHING i want maybe you should stop being suck douches and go openware unless you want your entire company to go under i HIGHLY suggest making CHANGES like now like get the f*** on it why you reading? go fix your damn company 108.80.182.20 (talk) 22:43, 18 December 2012 (UTC)

Not done: Please don't "bash" Wikipedia: it is not affiliated with Apple in any way. RudolfRed (talk) 00:57, 19 December 2012 (UTC)

Edit Request on January 6th 2013[edit]

The 7th Generation Nano is shown having both Video and Speakers added back as well as the addition of Bluetooth connectivity - There are NO SPEAKERS in the 7th Generation Nano - I have one in my handIvabign (talk) 19:31, 6 January 2013 (UTC)

Picture Request[edit]

I think there has to be a picture for the iPod U2 Special Edition. Why there are no one? Miss Bono (talk) 19:44, 19 March 2013 (UTC)

Headphone jack details[edit]

Neither this nor the List of iPod models articles contains any details on the changes to the headphone jacks over time. There's a brief mention of the addition of charging and data transfer, but that's it. I seem to recall that the jacks have changed several times, and it would seem this would definitely be worth mentioning. Maury Markowitz (talk) 11:37, 20 September 2013 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 16 November 2014[edit]

[1] Hugo2607 (talk) 23:26, 16 November 2014 (UTC) The link referenced is dead, it should be changed to this archived version.

Yes check.svg Done Stickee (talk) 00:07, 17 November 2014 (UTC)

Move to Ipod?[edit]

wikipedia Manuel of style says That articles should bE capITalIsED so please MoVE to Ipod, not iPod


Original iPod[edit]

Anyone who can edit this page please put a picture of a first gen iPod. I just feel like it makes sense. --Generic BobJoe (talk) 02:54, 21 December 2014 (UTC)

  1. ^ "2007 Engineer of the Year Finalist Michael Dhuey’s Hardware Knowledge Helps Breathe Life Into iPod, TelePresence", Design News, September 24, 2007.