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The Apple iPod mini, Apple's smallest MP3 player at the time of introduction, features a 4 GB hard drive in a compact 3.6 by 2.0 by 0.5 inch lightweight anodized aluminum case -- available in silver, gold, pink, blue, and green -- with a 1.67 inch (diagonal) grayscale LCD display with LED backlight. Apple advertised that it was capable of holding approximately 1,000 songs encoded in "128-Kbps AAC format".
Perhaps most notably, for navigation, the iPod mini introduced the revolutionary "ClickWheel" which places pressure sensitive navigation buttons underneath the scroll wheel. The iPod mini features a voice recorder feature, games, and an alarm clock, as well as a wired remote, a "dock" for quick-and-easy connection to a computer -- Firewire for Macs and USB 2.0 for Windows -- and audio out for connection to a stereo or powered speakers.
Battery life is estimated at eight hours of music playback and it provides 25 minutes of skip protection.
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|Introduction Date:||January 6, 2004||Discontinued Date:||February 23, 2005|
|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 2004.
|Processor Speed:||80 MHz (x2)||Processor Type:||PP5020|
|Details:||The iPod mini uses a PortalPlayer PP5020 "system on a chip" with dual embedded variable speed 80 MHz ARM 7TDMI processors.|
|Onboard RAM:||32 MB||Storage Capacity:||4 GB|
|Details:||32 MB of SDRAM provides skip protection.|
|Song Capacity:||1000||Photo Capacity:||None|
|Details:||Apple reports that the iPod mini can hold approximately 1000 songs in "128-Kbps AAC format".|
|USB Support:||Sync & Charge||Firewire Support:||Sync & Charge|
|Details:||The iPod mini models are capable of charging and syncing by USB and Firewire via the dock connector.|
|Connectivity:||Firewire & USB||Ports:||Dock, Headphone*|
|Details:||Apple reports that this model provides "Firewire 400 and USB 2.0 through dock connector."
*Ports include the "dock connector, remote connector, ahd stereo minijack."
|Case Type:||Handheld||Form Factor:||iPod mini|
|Details:||Aluminum cases -- available in silver, gold, green, blue, and pink.|
|Built-in Display:||1.67" Grayscale||Display Resolution:||138x110|
|Details:||The iPod mini models have a "1.67-inch (diagonal) grayscale LCD with LED backlight".
In the US, site sponsor Mission Repair offers free diagnosis of hardware problems and 24-hour repairs for cracked displays as well as dead batteries, broken buttons, and more for this iPod.
For those interested in do-it-yourself repair, Mission Repair sells quality upgrade kits and parts for this iPod worldwide.
|Battery Type:||Lithium Ion||Battery Life (Music):||8 Hours|
|Details:||Apple reports that the iPod mini provides "up to" 8 hours of music playback.
Site sponsor Other World Computing has replacement batteries that are higher capacity than the stock models as well as cases, headphones, speakers, and other accessories.
|Battery Life (Photos):||N/A||Battery Life (Video):||N/A|
|Details:||No support for photos or video.|
|Full-Charge Time:||3 Hours||Apple Order No:||M9160LL/A*|
|Details:||Apple reports that the iPod mini models charge completely in "3 hours" and also will "fast charge" in 1 hour to 80% capacity.
*The M9160LL/A order number is for the iPod mini in silver. Green is M9434LL/A, pink is M9435LL/A, blue is M9436LL/A, and gold is M9437LL/A.
|Apple Subfamily:||iPod mini||Apple Model No:||A1051 (EMC 1984)|
|Details:||Please note that these identifiers refer to more than one model.
Also see: All iPods with the A1051 Model Number and the 1984 EMC Number.
|Dimensions:||3.6 x 2.0 x 0.5||Avg. Weight:||3.6 oz.|
|Details:||In inches - height by width by depth.|
|Mac Support:||MacOS X 10.1.5||Windows Support:||Windows 2000/XP|
|Details:||Apple reports that this iPod is compatible with a "Macintosh computer with Firewire port, MacOS X 10.1.5 or later (MacOS X 10.3 or later recommended)."
It is compatible with a "PC with a Firewire or USB 2.0 port or Firewire or USB 2.0 card [running] WIndows 2000 with Service Pack 4 or Windows XP Home or Professional".
|Audio Support:||Apple reports that the iPod mini supports "AAC (16 to 320 Kbps), MP3 (32 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible, AIFF (Mac only), and WAV."|
|Incl. Accessories:||Shipped with "earbud headphones, belt clip, AC adapter, Firewire cable, [and a] USB 2.0 cable."|
|Original Price:||US$249||Est. Current Retail:||US$20-US$40|
|Details:||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).
Photo Credit: Apple Computer.
Global original prices for the iPod mini in 24 different countries and territories follow; organized alphabetically by region. Please note that prices with an asterisk (*) are bound by carrier contractual obligations.
For global original prices for all iPod, iPhone, and iPad models in one particular country on a single page, please refer to Everyi.com's Global Original Prices section.
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Original Prices - North America
Original Prices - Europe
Original Prices - Asia
|China:||RMB 2,488||Hong Kong:||N/A|
Original Prices - Australia & New Zealand
Ten of the most popular Q&As about the iPod line follow.