The iPod mini 2nd Gen is almost identical to the previous model. The casing colors (silver, blue, pink and green but no gold anymore) become richer, the battery life is boosted up to 18 hours as well as the capacity – up to 6 Gb. In every other aspect the iPod mini 2nd Gen remains the tiniest mp3 hard drive player at the time of introduction in the anodized aluminum case, offered in five colors: silver, gold, pink, green and blue. The iPod mini 2nd gen has a grayscale LCD display with LED backlight and a ClickWheel for navigation under which pressure sensitive buttons are hidden. The battery provides up to 18 hours of playback, but unfortunately it is not a user-replaceable one. The iPod mini 2nd gen has also such features as a voice recorder, an alarm clock and some games. As for connectivity, it can also boast an audio out connection for stand-alone powered speakers and a USB-earphone jack dock typical for iPods. Also an armband was being offered as an option but still the player worn that way proved to be too cumbersome for any physical activity.
iPod Mini 2nd Gen 4 Gb, 6 Gb
Introduced on February 23, 2005.
- Processor Speed: 80 MHz (x2).
- Processor Type: PP5020.
- Onboard RAM: 32 MB.
- Storage capacity: 4 GB. 6 GB.
- Connectivity: USB, FireWIre.
- Mac support: Mac 10.2.8.
- Dimensions: 3.6 x 2.0 x 0.5.
- Average weight: 3.6 oz.
- Navigation: Click wheel with pressure sensitive buttons under it.
- Format: MP3.
- Battery Type: Lithium ion battery provides 8 hours of playback.
- Colors: Silver, pink, green, blue.
Apple Orders, Discontinuation
Apple Order: M9800LL/A.
Apple Model No: A1051 (EMC 2044).
Discontinued: September 7, 2005.
- The new renovated ClickWheel proved to be very comfortable for one-hand operation, since it offers a physical feedback once the function is activated.
- The button “hold” on top of the case locks all the function. The unlabeled central button of the ClickWheel is Select. Precise controls let a user to scroll not only a lengthy song lists but lengthy song as well.
- Keep in mind, in this iPod mini model Belkin Voice Recorder and not Griffin iTalk is installed.
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