Find Out iPod Model Number
The iPod family is a line of media digital players and small pocket computers designed marketed by Apple. There are three current versions of the iPod: iPod shuffle, iPod nano and iPod touch. The forth model, iPod classic was discontinued by Apple). Their storage capacity varies by model, ranging from 2 GB for the iPod shuffle to 256 GB for the iPod touch.
You can identify your iPod by its shape, size, functionalities, capacity, color, engravings and so on, but you can easily find out which model you have by the corresponding iPod model number:
iPod Touch Model Numbers
- iPod touch (3rd generation): you can distinguish from iPod touch (2nd generation) by looking at the back of the device. In the text below the engraving, look for the model number.
- iPod touch (2nd generation): you can distinguish from the previous model by its contoured design and oval shaped antennae cover in the back upper left corner.
iPod Nano Model Numbers
|iPod Nano Generations||Model Number|
|iPod Nano 7th generation||A1446|
|iPod Nano 6th generation||A1366|
|iPod Nano 5th generation||A1320|
|iPod Nano 4th generation||A1285|
|iPod Nano 3rd generation||A1236|
|iPod Nano 2nd generation||A1199|
|iPod touch iPod nano (iPod nano 1st generation)||A1137|
- iPod nano (5th generation): you can distinguish from previous iPod nano models by its taller screen when compared to iPod nano (4th generation), polished anodized aluminum finish, inclusion of a camera and microphone on the back of the device.
- iPod nano (4th generation): you can distinguish from previous iPod nano models by its taller screen, curved surface, oval shape when seen from the top or bottom, inclusion of an accelerometer that is used by the Shake feature.
- iPod nano (3rd generation): you can distinguish from previous iPod nano models by its wider screen, hold switch is on the bottom, ability to play video. The last three characters of the serial number will be one of these: YOP, YOR, YXR, YXT, YXV, or YXX.
- iPod nano (2nd generation): you can distinguish the from other models by its smaller size, its colors, and the located of the dock connector and headphone port, which are both located on the bottom of the device.
iPod Shuffle Model Numbers
|iPod Shuffle Generations||Model Number|
|iPod Shuffle 4th generation||A1373|
|iPod Shuffle 3rd generation||A1271|
|iPod shuffle 2nd generation||A1204|
|iPod shuffle (1st generation)||A1112|
- iPod shuffle (2nd generation): the last three characters of the serial number will be one of these: 1ZH, 1ZK, 1ZM, 1ZP, or 1ZR.
iPod Mini Model Numbers
|iPod Mini Generations||Model Number|
- iPod mini is distinguished from other models by its smaller size, colors, the Hold switch, which is located on the top-left side and the Click Wheel’s button labels, which are located on the wheel itself.
iPod Classic Model Numbers
iPods classic are also known as just iPods and they have different versions, such as iPod classic, iPod (5th generation), iPod Special Edition U2, iPod Photo, iPod with color display, iPod (Click Wheel), iPod (Dock Connector), iPod (Touch Wheel), iPod (Scroll Wheel).
|iPod Classic Models||Model Number|
|iPod classic (including iPod 5th generation)||A1238|
|Special Edition U2 (2006)||A1136|
|Special Edition U2 (2005)||A1099|
|iPod photo (with color display)||A1099|
|iPod (Click Wheel)||A1059|
|iPod (Dock Connector)||A1040|
|iPod (Touch Wheel)||A1019|
|iPod (Scroll Wheel)||M8541|
- iPod classic (including iPod 5th generation): the last three characters of the serial number will be one of these: Y5N, YMU, YMV, or YMX.
- iPod (5th generation) is also known as iPod with video or Fifth Generation iPod. The last three characters of the serial number will be one of these: V9K, V9P, V9M, V9R, V9L, V9N, V9Q, V9S, WU9, WUA, WUB, WUC, or X3N.
- iPod 5th Generation U2 Special Edition: serial number’s last three characters are W9G.
- iPod photo models are functionally and visually identical to the iPod with color display, and have the same model number, so these models are interchangeable, but by some internal reasons Apple distinguishes them as two different models.
- iPod (Scroll Wheel) is the only device in this line where the iPod model number starts with the letter M, not the A.
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I have a early ipod with a USB connector and can’t find a matching serial number to Identify it. The serial number is 4H5138YDRSA. Its long and thin with a circular button for selecting and outter circle for going forward and back and plus and minus on the wheel
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I have an early Ipod. The model No. is A1136 Special Edition U2 (2006) according to the information you have provided. My device shows the Apple icon when I plug it in, but I can’t get either the music or the hundreds of pictures I have stored on the device. Two questions, is there a way to get it to work again – maybe put in a new battery – or is there a way to save all the songs and especially the pictures that are on the device? I need the pictures more than anything else.
Thanks for helping me find the model on your site!
Hi, thanks for asking.
Looks like the battery or the charger port (or both) are damaged. The player hasn’t got enough power to boot. Try to replace the battery and check the charger port and contacts.
I have an i pod classic (scroll wheel) 30GB model number MA002FB version 1.3
I can play it on the docking station and it is fully charged but as soon as I remove it to use with earphones it says low battery.
I want to change the battery to try this but cannot find out any information i.e part number or where I can source one from.
Or could the fault not be the battery ?
No, you’re right, it looks like the battery in your iPod degraded. Fortunately, you can replace it with a third-party Li-Po battery that features 3.7V DC. It’s capacity is 450mAh/1.66Wh.
Thanks I will give a try
I can’t for the life of me find my little pod anywhere- serial number 6V9060L5YX6
Hi, hope you can help me I have an IPOD Classic click wheel, model number MA002FB Version 1.1.1 have you any idea what battery I need to buy to replace the original one as it doesn’t hold it’s charge for long anymore. Hoping you can oblige, thankyou Pam Stafford
Thank you for writing to us. We are unable to find the model #MA002FB; perhaps you meant #MA002FB in which case there is replacement battery available on Amazon and eBay. Replacing the battery is an arduous task and would require technical expertise, so we suggest you visit your nearest Apple store.
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i don’t know what model mt iPod classic is but heres my 8k004t409zu
I have an iPod Classic 2nd gen 10GB brand new with all the accessories
CAN i sell it here ? How does it work ?
Hi I have the 2006 U2 version. On the back of the Ipod it shows Model no A1136, and SN 8K119KEF0MY or 8K119KEFOMY I can’t tell if it’s a zero or an O. I looked up the SN and it is not showing.