iPod (2G)

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The second generation iPod was introduced on July 17, 2002. New features included a touch sensitive click wheel and a sliding cover to protect the FireWire port. Both improvements were designed to help keep dust from entering the MP3 player, which was conceived to be an issue by some. A 20GB version was also added to the line up.


  • 10 and 20GB hard drive disk capacities

All iPods came with the following:

  • An iPod draw-string bag
  • White earbud headphones
  • Wired remote
  • Drivers/Firmware CD
  • IEEE 1394 FireWire 400 cable
  • FireWire power adapter


To reset a 2G iPod, hold down the menu and play/pause buttons for several seconds. This will force a hard reset and cause the iPod to reboot. On early firmware versions, this would also cause the date and time to reset.

Other iPod models

iPod (1G) | iPod (2G) | iPod (3G) | iPod (4G Monochrome) | iPod (4G Color) | iPod (5G) | iPod classic
iPod U2 Edition | Harry Potter Collector's iPod | HP iPod
iPod mini | iPod nano (1G) | iPod nano (2G) | iPod nano (3G) | iPod nano (4G) | iPod nano (5G)
iPod shuffle (1G) | iPod shuffle (2G) | iPod shuffle (3G)
iPod touch | iPhone | iPhone 3G | iPhone 3GS