iPod Classic 6th Gen

Though similar to the iPod classic 5th Enhanced in design, the new iPod classic 6th Gen has a thinner case. Aluminum fronts and a chromed stainless steel back replaced the polycarbonate fronts on the previous models. iPod features the much improved battery life (30 hours of music and 5 hours of video for the 80 GB model and 40 hours of music and 7 hours of video for the 160 GB model). The software was also greatly improved having adopted much from the iPhone OS X, the Cover Flow feature for selecting albums included. The interface enhancements were inspired by “MacOS X Leopard”. For gamers, iPhone 6th included three games in a bundle: iQuiz, Vortex, and Klondike.

iPod Classic 6th Generation

Introduced on July 17, 2002.


  • Processor Speed: 1.1 GHz.
  • Processor Type: Samsung ARM, Apple A8 chip, 64-bit architecture.
  • Onboard RAM: 64 MB.
  • Storage capacity: 80 GB (20000 songs in 128-Kbps AAC format, 100 hours of video) and 160 GB (40000 songs in 128-Kbps AAC format, 200 hours of video). Either model can hold up to 25000 photos.
  • Connectivity: Lightning, built-in speaker, microphone. dock, headphones.
  • Mac support: Mac 10.1.4.
  • Audio: A high output amplifier (60-mW), a standard 3.5-mm headphone jack. This model supports for the first time Audible format.
  • Drive: 1.8” hard drive.
  • Dimensions: 4.1 x 2.4 x 0.41.
  • Average weight: .4.9 oz.
  • Navigation: Touch screen
  • Format: MP3, WAV, AAC, Apple Lossless, AIFF.
  • Battery Type: lithium ion battery provides 30 hours and 40 hours of music playback for the 80GB model and the 160 model respectively.
  • Display: The iPod classic (6G) models have a “2.5-inch (diagonal) color LCD [display] with LED backlight”. Display resolution: 320 x 240; 163 pixels per inch.
  • Colors: Silver; gold; space gray; pink; blue.
  • Wireless: 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi‑Fi, Bluetooth 4.1

Apple Orders, Discontinuation, Price

Apple Order: MB029LL/A for the 80Gb model in silver, MB147LL/A for the 80Gb model in black, MB145LL/A for the 160Gb model in silver, MB150LL/A for the 160Gb model in black.

Apple Model No: A1238 (EMC 2173). Keep in mind that these identifiers refer to more than one model.

Discontinued: September 9, 2008.

Price: US $249 for 80 Gb model, US $349 for 160 Gb model.


  • The iPod classic 6th Gen can provide modern means of communication with FaceTime HD camera and FaceTime free app from the box. The 8 Mpx iSight camera is also capable of 1080p HD video recording which makes the iPod 6th Gen more than just a top music player.
  • The Siri assistant will help the user to navigate all the modern features.
  • Those in pursue of a journalist’s career appreciated the Dictaphone function that will turn a leisure gadget into the reliable working tool.

How to Add Music and Podcasts to iPod Сlassic

After your music is imported and organized in iTunes, you can easily add it to iPod classic. To set how music is added from your computer to iPod classic, you connect iPod classic to the computer, and then use iTunes preferences to choose iPod classic settings. Now you can set iTunes to add music to iPod classic in three ways:

  • Sync all songs and playlists: When you connect iPod classic, it’s automatically updated to match the songs and other items in your iTunes library. Any other songs on iPod classic are deleted.
  • Sync selected playlists: When you connect iPod classic, it’s automatically updated to match the songs in playlists you select in iTunes.
  • Manually add music to iPod classic: When you connect iPod classic, you can drag songs and playlists individually to iPod classic, and delete songs and playlists individually from iPod classic. Using this option, you can add songs from more than one computer without erasing songs from iPod classic. When you manage music
    yourself, you must always eject iPod classic from iTunes before you can disconnect it.

How to Sync Music Automatically

By default, iPod classic is set to sync all songs and playlists when you connect it to your computer. This is the simplest way to add music to iPod classic. You just connect iPod classic to your computer, let it add songs, audiobooks, videos, and other items automatically, and then disconnect it and go. If you added any songs to iTunes since the last time you connected iPod classic, they are synced with iPod classic. If you deleted songs from iTunes, they are removed from iPod classic. To sync music with iPod classic:

  • Connect iPod classic to your computer. If iPod classic is set to sync automatically, the update begins. Important note: The first time you connect iPod classic to a computer, a message asks if you want to sync songs automatically. If you accept, all songs, audiobooks, and videos are erased from iPod classic and replaced with the songs and other items from that computer. If you don’t accept, you can still add songs to iPod classic manually without erasing any of the songs already on iPod classic. While music is being synced from your computer onto iPod classic, the iTunes status window shows progress, and you see a sync icon next to the iPod classic icon in the source list. When the update is done, a message in iTunes says “iPod update is complete.”

How to Sync Music From Selected Playlists onto iPod Classic

Setting iTunes to sync selected playlists to iPod classic is useful if the music in your iTunes library doesn’t all fit on iPod classic. Only the music in the playlists you select is synced to iPod classic. To set iTunes to sync music from selected playlists onto iPod classic:

  1. In iTunes, select iPod classic in the source list and click the Music tab.
  2. Select “Sync music” and then choose “Selected playlists.
  3. Select the playlists you want.
  4. To include music videos and display album artwork, select those options.
  5. Click Apply.

Note: If “Sync only checked songs and videos” is selected in the Summary pane, iTunes syncs only items that are checked.


Apple iPod Classic 6th Generation Vs 7th Generation Comparison Difference. Video uploaded by StevesTradeInc, 
on May 9, 2013


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