iPod U2 Special Edition (color display)

Introduced: June 2005
Terminated: October 2005


The iPod U2 Special Edition (color display) was available with either a 20Gb hard drive.  It supported FireWire 400 and USB 2.0 through the dock connector.  The screen was the same 2” 65,536 color LCD seen in the iPod photo and the iPod color display.  It shipped with earbud headphones, an iPod USB power adaptor and a dock connector to USB 2.0 cable. 


The iPod U2 Special Edition (color display) brought the color display to the special edition red and black iPod.  The price was also dropped to $329.


Capacity: 20 GB hard drive
Input/Output: Dock and Remote connectors, 3.5-mm headphone jack
Controls: play/pause, next title, previous title, menu, hold, click wheel
Display: 2-inch (diagonal) 65,536-color LCD with LED backlight
Colors: Black with red click wheel
Accessories: Earbud headphones, iPod USB Power Adapter, Dock Connector to USB 2.0 cable
Weight and Dimensions (US): 5.9 ounces, 4.1” W x 2.4” H x 0.63” D
Weight and Dimensions (Metric): 167 g, 10.4 cm H x 6.1 cm W x 1.6 cm 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: None
iPod Games: None
Battery: Built-in rechargeable lithium ion battery
Charge Time: Up to 5 hours (up to 3-hour fast charge to 80% capacity)
Power: Charging via FireWire, USB 2 (high power) or power adapter
Playtime: Up to 15 hours of music; up to 5 hours of slideshows with music
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 June 2005, the iPod U2 Special Edition (color display) was discontinued in October 2005.



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