iPod mini (6Gb)

At A Glance

Released in February 2004, the iPod mini weighed in at 3.6 ounces (102 grams), it’s case was made of anodized aluminium and came in five colors: silver, gold, pink, blue, and green. The 6Gb model was the 2nd generation of the mini and sported an 8 hour battery life. You can view the original specifications of the iPod mini at the Apple site by clicking here.

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Original specifications

  • Capacity:
    • 6 GB hard disk drive
    • Holds up to 1500 (6 GB) songs in 128-Kbps AAC format
    • Stores data via FireWire or USB 2.0 hard drive
  • Customizable settings:
    • Customize main menu
    • Create On-The-Go playlists
    • Rate songs
    • Clicker playback through headphones
    • Shuffle songs or albums
    • Repeat one or all
    • Sound Check on or off
    • 20 Equalizer settings
    • Backlight timer
    • Display contrast
    • Alarms on, off or silent
    • Sleep timer
    • Date and time
    • Display time in menu bar
    • Contacts sort and display by first or last names
    • Clicker on or off
    • Menu Languages: English, French, German, Japanese, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Danish, Norwegian, Finnish, Swedish, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese.
  • Display:
    • 1.67-inch (diagonal) liquid crystal display with blue-white LED backlight
    • 138-by-110-pixel resolution, 0.22-mm dot pitch
    • Support for display of multiple languages and characters simultaneously
  • Audio:
    • Up to 25 minutes of skip protection
    • Frequency response: 20Hz to 20,000Hz
    • Audio formats supported: AAC (16 to 320 Kbps), MP3 (32 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible, AIFF, Apple Lossless and WAV
    • Upgradable firmware enables support for future audio formats

  • Size and weight:
    • Height: 3.6 in
    • Width: 2.0 in
    • Depth: 0.54 in
    • Weight: 3.6 oz (158 g)
  • Headphones:
    • Earbud-style headphones with 18-mm drivers using Neodymium transducer magnets
    • Frequency response: 20Hz to 20,000Hz
    • Impedance: 32 ohms
  • Input and output:
    • Dock connector
    • 3.5-mm stereo headphone jack
    • Wired remote connector
  • Environmental requirements:
    • Operating temperature: 32° to 95° F (0° to 35° C)
    • Non operating temperature: -4° to 113° F (-20° to 45° C)
    • Relative humidity: 5% to 95% noncondensing
    • Maximum operating altitude: 10,000 feet (3000 m)
  • Power and battery:
    • Built-in rechargeable lithium ion battery
    • iPod playtime: Up to 18 hours when fully charged
    • Standby time: 1 month when fully charged
    • Charging via FireWire to computer system or power adapter (optional)
    • Fast-charge time: about 2 hours for iPod (charges up to 80% of battery capacity)
    • Full-charge time: about 4 hours
    • Charging via USB 2.0 to computer system or power adapter (optional)

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For the Wikipedia entry on the iPod mini 6Gb click here.


For the full original specifications on the Mac mini, check out Apple’s iPod mini support pages.

You can also download the original manual for the iPod mini.

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