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 128 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 GenerationsModel Number
iPod touch 6th generationA1574
iPod touch 5th generation (2014)A1509
iPod touch 5th generation (2012 and 2013)A1421
iPod touch 4th generationA1367
iPod touch 3rd generationA1318
iPod touch 2nd generationA1288
iPod touch 2nd generation (for China only)
A1319
iPod touch (iPod touch 1st)
A1213

Notes:

  • 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 GenerationsModel Number
iPod Nano 7th generationA1446
iPod Nano 6th generationA1366
iPod Nano 5th generationA1320
iPod Nano 4th generationA1285
iPod Nano 3rd generationA1236
iPod Nano 2nd generationA1199
iPod touch iPod nano (iPod nano 1st generation)A1137

Notes:

  • 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 GenerationsModel Number
iPod Shuffle 4th generationA1373
iPod Shuffle 3rd generationA1271
iPod shuffle 2nd generationA1204
iPod shuffle (1st generation)A1112

Notes:

  • 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 GenerationsModel Number
2nd generationA1051
iPod mini
(1st generation)
A1051

Notes:

  • 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 ModelsModel Number
iPod classic (including iPod 5th generation)A1238
Special Edition U2 (2006)A1136
Special Edition U2 (2005)A1099
iPod (2004)A1059
iPod photo (with color display)A1099
iPod (Click Wheel)A1059
iPod (Dock Connector)A1040
iPod (Touch Wheel)A1019
iPod (Scroll Wheel)M8541

Notes:

  • 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.

See also:

  • Sell your used iPod for the best price online on the market: Sell my old iPod today!

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