iPod mini

Introduced: January 2004
Terminated: February 2005


The iPod mini was a compact version of the iPod.  It shipped in silver, gold, blue, pink and green anodized aluminum.  It was available with 4Gb of hard drive space.  It supported FireWire 400 and USB 2.0 through the dock connector.  The screen was 1.67” and backlight.  The iPod mini shipped with earbud headphones, a belt clip, an AC adapter, a FireWire cable and a USB 2.0 cable.  Different from the existing iPods of the time, the iPod mini incorporated the four touch buttons as a part of the touch sensitive scroll wheel, which would come to be known as a click wheel.


Announced at the MacWorldExpo 2004, the iPod mini was a less expensive, smaller MP3 player to compete with the smaller MP3 players made by other manufacturers.  The innovative click wheel streamlined the design of the iPod even more.  All controls were now based on the simple click wheel, a design that would carry over to the rest of the iPod line.


iPod mini


Capacity: 4.0 GB hard drive
Input/Output: Dock and Remote connectors, 3.5-mm headphone jack
Connectivity: FireWire 400 and USB 2.0 through dock connector
Controls: play/pause, next title, previous title, menu, hold, click wheel
Display: 1.67-inch (diagonal) LCD with white LED backlight
Colors: Silver, Gold, Blue, Pink, Green
Accessories: Earbud headphones, belt clip, AC adapter, FireWire cable, USB 2.0 cable
Weight and Dimensions (US): 3.6 ounces, 3.6” H x 2.0” W x 0.5” D
Weight and Dimensions (Metric): 104 g, 91 mm H x 50.8 mm W x 12.7 mm D
Current Software: 1.4.1
Audio Formats: AAC, MP3, MP3 VBR, Audible, Apple Lossless, AIFF, WAV
Photo Formats: None
Video Formats: None
iPod Games: None
Battery: Built-in rechargeable lithium ion battery
Charge Time: 3 hours (1-hour fast charge to 80% capacity)
Power: Charging via FireWire, USB 2 (high power), or power adapter
Playtime: 8 hours
Operating Temperature: 32 to 113 deg. F (0 to 45 deg. C)
Storage Temperature: -4 to 158 deg. F (-20 to 70 deg. C)
Relative Humidity: 5% to 95% noncondensing
Altitude (US): 10,000 feet
Altitude (Metric): 3,000 m


Introduced in January 2004, the iPod mini was replaced by a new generation in February 2005.



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