iPod classic

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A silver iPod classic (2007)
A silver iPod classic (2007)

The iPod classic (6th Generation iPod) was introduced on September 5, 2007 at Apple's "The Beat Goes On" media event. It was updated at Apple's "It's Only Rock and Roll" event on September 9th, 2009 to only 160GB models.



160 GB iPod classic

Price (USD) $249

Colors available Black or Silver


The iPod classic continues to use the click-wheel originally utilized on the iPod mini and later used on the iPod (4G) and later iPod models. It features an all-metal body, replacing the plastic face that users would complain was too easily scratched. However, the rear of the iPod classic is the same as all previous full-sized traditional iPods, meaning the back may still suffer from scratches. Also, the screen still uses plastic unlike the iPod touch and iPhone which use superior glass screens.


The iPod classic's software has been overhauled from the iPod (5G) to include more fluid graphics. It shares its interface with the simultaneously-released iPod nano (3G) which includes a split-screen interface, Cover Flow, refreshed extras and minor changes to the Music and Now Playing screens. The interface was discovered a few weeks prior to launch via videos published by MacRumors that were subject to cease-and-desist orders by Apple Legal.

Spinning HDD/ Battery Drain bug

Some iPod classics have a major issue where the iPod classic will continue spinning the hard drive when not needed, even during sleep and while not playing music. This causes the battery to drain very quickly. Although Apple hasn't acknowledged this issue, multiple users are confirming it has been fixed in the 1.0.3 update.

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