The iPod Classic 2nd generation (2002) replaces the scroll wheel used on the iPod 1st generation with a touch sensitive scroll wheel. While users had to physically turn the wheel, now they could only touch to achieve the results. The iPod Classic 2nd generation also had a larger hard drive, used a cover to the Firewire port, a thinner Firewire cable, a hold switch revised, a wired remote control. A carrying case was added. Apple used the suffix classic to describe the iPod 2nd generation. However this definition wasn’t officially included until the 6th generation.
iPod Classic 2nd generation
- Introduced on July 17, 2002.
- Processor Speed: 90 MHz (x2).
- Processor Type: PP5002.
- Onboard RAM: 32 MB.
- Storage capacity: 10 GB (2000 songs in 160-Kbps MP3 format) and 20 GB. The model also includes a re-issue of the original Mac-compatible 5 GB model. The 5 GB, 10 GB, and 20 GB models are capable of holding 1000, 2000, and 4000 songs, respectively, in 160-Kbps MP3 format.
- Connectivity: FireWire port.
- Mac support: Mac 9.2.2, 10.1.4.
- OS: Operating system for mobile devices based on Pixo OS 2.1. Possibility to work with Windows 2000 through Musicmatch Jukebox. The model also includes a re-issue of the original Mac-compatible 5 GB model with a physical scroll wheel. They came with a 4-pin to 6-pin FireWire adapter.
- Audio: A high output amplifier (60-mW), a standard 3.5-mm headphone jack. This model supports for the first time Audible format.
- Dimensions: 4.02 x 2.43 x 0.78.
- Average weight: .5 oz.
- Navigation: Touch-sensitive scroll wheel which assured an easy one handed navigation. A center select button and four auxiliary buttons around the wheel.
- Format: MP3.
- Battery Type: 1200 mAh lithium polymer hours of music playback using an integrated 1200 mAh Lithium Polymer battery. Battery life (estimated): up to 10 hours. Full-charge time: 3 hours. Fast charge in 1 hour to 80% capacity.
- Display: Black and white 2” (diagonal) monochrome (backlit) liquid-crystal display (LCD) screen. Display resolution: 160×128; 0.24-mm dot pitch.
- Colors: White 20 GB; white (limited edition Madonna); white (limited edition Tony Hawk); white (limited edition No Doubt); white (limited edition Beck).
Apple Orders, Discontinuation, Price
Apple Order: M8737LL/A. 5 GB Mac configuration – M8513LL/B. 5 GB Windows compatible – M8697LL/A.
Apple Model No: A1019 (EMC 1942).
Discontinued: April 28, 1003.
Price: $399 for the 10 GB model and US$499 for the 20 GB. US$299 for the 5 GB model. Extra $50 for the limited edition, with either Madonna’s, Tony Hawk’s, or Beck’s signature or No Doubt’s band logo engraved on the back.
- The 2nd generation, Windows compatible 5 GB model had a physical scroll wheel, the same structure used with the original iPod. Theses elements were physically identical.
- The iPod classic 2nd Generation front plate also had the same rounded corners and edges than the iPod classic 1st generation.
- The 2nd generation iPod classic (as well as the updated first-generation version were Windows-compatible. In 2002, iTunes was Mac only, unavailable for Windows, later iTunes 4.1 for Windows was released.
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Retro Review: 2nd Generation iPod – 2002. Video published by Snazzy Labs on May 23, 2014. The 2nd generation was a much bigger game changer than people make it out to be. While iTunes for Windows didn’t come until 2003, this iPod prepared the international success that followed with later models.