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: 320×240; 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.



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