iPod U2 Special Edition

Introduced: October 2004
Terminated: June 2005


The iPod U2 Special Edition was a 20Gb fourth generation iPod in a black case with a red scroll wheel.  It had a 2-inch LCD that had blue-white LED backlighting.  It shipped with earbud headphones, a FireWire cable and a USB 2.0 cable. The signatures of the band members of U2 were engraved on the back.


The iPod U2 Special edition matched the colors of the band’s latest album, “How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb.”  Included in the box was a coupon for the iTunes Store that was worth $50 off The Complete U2, which was a digital collection with over 400 tracks from U2.


Capacity: 20 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: 2-inch (diagonal) LCD with blue-white LED backlight
Colors: Black with red click wheel
Accessories: Earbud headphones, AC adapter, FireWire cable, USB 2.0 cable
Weight and Dimensions (US): 5.6 ounces, 4.1” H x 2.4” W x 0.57” D
Weight and Dimensions (Metric): 158 g, 104 mm H x 61 mm W x 15.7 mm D
Current Software: 3.1.1
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: About 4 hours (2-hour fast charge to 80% capacity)
Power: Charging via FireWire, USB 2 (high power) or power adapter
Playtime: Up to 12 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


The iPod U2 Special Edition was introduced in October 2004 was discontinued in June 2005.



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