iPod 5th Generation U2

Introduced: June 2006
Terminated: n/a


A 5th generation iPod with 30Gb of space, the new U2 special edition had a black metal backing instead of a polished silver metal one.  Apart from the case, it was the same as other 5th generation iPods. 


The new release of the U2 special edition iPod included a coupon for the iTunes Store.  Though it was intended to be used to purchase a 30-minute U2 video, it could be used for anything in the store.


iPod 5th Generation U2


Capacity: 30 GB hard drive
Input/Output: Dock connector, stereo minijack, composite video and audio through minijack
Connectivity: USB through Dock connector
Controls: play/pause, next title, previous title, menu, hold, click wheel
Display: 2.5-inch (diagonal) color LCD with LED backlight
Colors: Black with red click wheel
Accessories: Earbud headphones, USB cable, Dock Adapter, case
Weight and Dimensions (US): 4.8 ounces, 4.1” H x 2.4” W x 0.43” D
Weight and Dimensions (Metric): 136 g, 103.5 mm H x 61.8 mm W x 11 mm D
Current Software: 1.2.1
Audio Formats: AAC, MP3, MP3 VBR, Audible, Apple Lossless, AIFF, WAV
Photo Formats: JPEG, BMP, GIF, TIFF, PSD (Mac only) and PNG
Video Formats: H.264 video: up to 768 Kbps, 320 x 240, 30 frames per sec., Baseline Profile up to Level 1.3 with AAC-LC up to 160 Kbps, 48 Khz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4 and .mov file formats. MPEG-4 video: up to 2.5 mbps, 480 x 480, 30 frames per sec., Simple Profile with AAC-LC up to 160 Kbps, 48 Khz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4 and .mov file formats
iPod Games: Supported with iPod software version 1.2 or later
Battery: Built-in rechargeable lithium ion battery
Charge Time: About 4 hours (2-hour fast charge to 80% capacity)
Power: Charging via USB 2 (high power), FireWire, or power adapter
Playtime: Up to 14 hours of music playback; up to 3 hours of slideshows with music; up to 2 hours of video playback
Operating Temperature: 32 to 95 deg. F (0 to 35 deg. C)
Storage Temperature: -4 to 113 deg. F (-20 to 45 deg. C)
Relative Humidity: 5% to 95% noncondensing
Altitude (US): 10,000 feet
Altitude (Metric): 3,000 m


Introduced in June 2006, the iPod 5th Generation U2 had a price cut in September 2006.



  • Another bonus over the normal iPod is the inclusion of an iTunes coupon that lets U2 iPod owners download an exclusive video featuring music and interviews with the Irish rock band. -Yochanan Berkowitz

    YochananBerkowitz had this to say on Aug 19, 2011 Posts: 10
  • The new generation of Ipod looks really great and the capacity of this is amazing. It is great to have 30GB memory. Asigurare Sanatate

    selena had this to say on Oct 27, 2011 Posts: 35
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