iPod (4G Monochrome)

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Apple released the 4th generation (4G) iPod on July 19th, 2004.

The monochrome iPods were discontinued on the 24th June 2005, when the iPod photo line was merged with the iPod.



New Features

  • Click wheel (like the iPod Mini)
  • One millimeter thinner
  • Streamlined menus
  • Multiple on-the-go playlists
  • Play audiobooks 25% slower or faster without affecting pitch
  • Longer play - 12 hours of battery life
  • Podcast functionality

Configurations and Price Points

July 2004

  • 20 GB $299
  • 40 GB $399

February 2004

  • 20 GB $299


As with all clickwheel iPods, you can reset this iPod by first toggling the hold switch on and off and then simultaneously pressing the select (center) and menu buttons for approximately 5-10 seconds. This is a common fix should your iPod behave unexpectedly or lock up. Once reset, the iPod should display an Apple logo for a few seconds before showing the main menu. This procedure is similar to rebooting a computer and damages none of your music or data.



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