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Apple iPod 5th Gen (with Video) 30 GB, 60 GB Specs

Identifiers: iPod with Video - MA002LL/A* - A1136 - 2065

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Apple iPod 5GAlthough it was marketed as a portable digital audio player that also plays video, the Apple iPod Fifth Generation (with Video) was Apple's first entrant into the nacent portable video market. It uses a 30 GB or 60 GB 4200 RPM ATA-66 hard drive, capable of supporting "up to" 7,500 songs or "up to" 15,000 songs in "128-Kbps AAC format". Additionally, Apple reports that the 30 and 60 GB drives, respectively, can hold "over 1000" or "2000" 4 minute videos in "H.264 750-Kbps video with 128-Kbps audio". Both capacities use a case with either an "iBook white" or "jet black" front and a chromed stainless steel back -- 31% or 12% thinner, 30 and 60 GB model respectively, than the previous full-sized iPod models -- and have a "2.5-inch (diagonal) QVGA transflective over 260,000 color LCD display" (320x240, .156-mm dot pitch) with a "white LED" backlight that is both larger and higher-resolution than earlier iPod models.

The iPod 5G can immediately display many types of photos transferred directly from a digital camera using the iPod Camera Connector (US$29), and can display photo slide shows on the internal display or a television using the included AV cable (S-video, data and audio output, and a variable line output port are provided by the optional Universal Dock (US$39) that also provides support for the Apple Remote (US$29). Unlike earlier iPod models, it also supports video playback on the internal display or on a television (at a maximum resolution of 480x480).

Apple reports that the 30 GB model provides 14 hours of music playback, 3 hours of slideshows with music, and 2 hours of video playback, and the 60 GB model 20 hours of music playback, 4 hours of photo slideshows with music, and 3 hours of video playback.

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October 12, 2005 September 12, 2006
Details: The "Introduction Date" refers to the date a model was introduced via press release. The "Discontinued Date" refers to the date a model either was replaced by a subsequent system or production otherwise ended.

Also see: All iPhone models introduced in 2005.
80 MHz (x2) PP5021C
Details: The iPod 5G (with Video) uses a PortalPlayer PP5021C "system on a chip" with dual embedded variable speed 80 MHz ARM 7TDMI processors. For video decoding, it uses a Broadcom VideoCore BCM2722 processor.
32 MB, 64 MB 30 GB, 60 GB
Details: 32 MB of SDRAM in the 30 GB model and 64 MB in the 60 GB model provides skip protection.
7500 or 15,000 25,000
Details: Apple reports that the 30 GB model can hold "up to" 7,500 songs and the 60 GB model "up to" 15,000 songs in "128-Kbps AAC format". Either model can hold "up to" 25,000 photos.

Additionally, Apple reports that the 30 GB model can hold "over 1000", and the 60 GB model "over 2000", 4 minute videos in "H.264 750-Kbps video with 128-Kbps audio".
Sync & Charge Charge Only
Details: The Fifth Generation iPod (with Video) models are capable of charging and syncing by USB via the dock connector, but cannot sync via Firewire "400".
USB, Video, Audio* Dock, Headphone**
Details: *Apple reports that this model provides "USB through dock connector, composite video (with AV cable, sold separately) and audio through headphone jack or line out on the iPod Universal Dock (sold separately)."

**Ports include the "dock connector, stereo minijack, [and] composite video and audio through minijack".
Handheld iPod 5th Gen
Details: N/A
White & Black "ClickWheel"
Details: Available in a two-tone housing with either a "iBook white" front and a chromed stainless steel back or a "gloss Black" front and a chromed stainless steel back.
2.5" QVGA LCD 320x240
Details: The iPod 5G models have a "2.5-inch (diagonal) QVGA transflective over 260,000 color LCD display" (320x240, .156-mm dot pitch) with a "white LED" backlight.
Lithium Ion 14 Hours, 20 Hours
Details: The 30 GB model provides "up to" 14 hours of music playback and the 80 GB model "up to" 20 hours of music playback.

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3 Hours, 4 Hours 2 Hours, 3 Hours
Details: The 30 GB model provides "up to" 3 hours of photo slideshows with music and 2 hours of video, and the 60 GB model provides "up to" 4 hours of photo slideshows with music and 3 hours of video playback.
"About 4 Hours" MA002LL/A*
Details: Apple reports that the iPod 5G models charge completely in "about 4 hours" and also will "fast charge" in 2 hours to 80% capacity.

*The MA002LL/A model number is for the 30 GB iPod 5G in white. The 30 GB model in black is MA146LL/A, 60 GB in white is MA003LL/A, and 60 GB in black is MA147LL/A.
iPod with Video A1136 (EMC 2065)
Details: Please note that these identifiers refer to more than one model.

Also see: All iPods with the A1136 Model Number and the 2065 EMC Number.
4.1 x 2.4 x 0.43* 4.8 ounces*
Details: In inches - height by width by depth (30 GB model). *The 60 GB model is slightly thicker (0.55 inches) and heavier (5.5 ounces).
MacOS X 10.3.9 Windows 2000/XP
Details: Apple reports that this iPod is compatible with a "Macintosh computer with a USB port (USB 2.0 recommended) [and] MacOS X 10.3.9 or later."

It is compatible with a "PC with USB port or card (USB 2.0 recommended), Windows 2000 with Service Pack 4 or later or Windows XP Home or Professional with Service Pack 2 or later".
Apple reports that the iPod 5G models support "AAC (16 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), MP3 (16 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3 and 4), Apple Lossless, WAV, [and] AIFF."
Apport reports that the iPod 5G models sync iPod-viewable photos in "JPEG, BMP, GIF, TIFF, PSD (Mac only), and PNG formats".
Apple reports that the iPod 5G models support "H.264 video: up to 768 Kbps, 320x240, 30 frames per sec., Baseline Profile up to Level 1.3 with AAC-LC up to 160 Kbps, 48 Khz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4 and .mov file formats.MPEG-4 video: up to 2.5 mbps, 480 x 480, 30 frames per sec., Simple Profile with AAC-LC up to 160 Kbps, 48 Khz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4 and .mov file formats."
Shipped with "earbud headphones [and a] USB cable."

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US$299, US$399 US$50-US$100
Details: 30 GB iPod 5G models were US$299 (MA002LL/A, MA146LL/A), 60 GB models were US$399 (MA003LL/A, MA003LL/A).

Please note that on average the estimated current retail pricing of used systems is updated twice a year (please refer to the date on the bottom of the page for the date last updated).

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Global original prices for the iPod 5th Gen (with Video) in 34 different countries and territories follow; organized alphabetically by region. Please note that prices with an asterisk (*) are bound by carrier contractual obligations.

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Original Prices - North & South America

C$379, C$499 N/A
N/A US$299, US$399

Original Prices - Europe

N/A €329, €449
DKK 2,499, 3,499 N/A
N/A €329, €439
N/A €329, €449
N/A €329, €439
N/A N/A
€319, €429 N/A
N/A £219, £299

Original Prices - Asia

RMB 2,900, RMB 3,900 N/A
N/A N/A
¥34,800, ¥46,800 N/A
N/A N/A
N/A N/A
N/A N/A

Original Prices - Australia & New Zealand

A$449, A$598 NZ$555, NZ$739


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