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Apple iPod Classic 160 GB Silver - 7th Generation

by Apple
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (58 customer reviews) More about this product

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Technical Details

  • 160 GB capacity for 40,000 songs, 25,000 photos, or 200 hours of video
  • Up to 36 hours of music playback or 6 hours of video playback when fully charged
  • 2.5-inch color LCD with LED backlight and 320 x 240 pixel resolution
  • Supports AAC, Protected AAC, MP3, MP3 VBR, Audible, Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV audio formats
  • Supports H.264 and MPEG-4 video formats; JPEG, BMP, GIF, TIFF, PSD (Mac only), and PNG image formats

Product details

  • Boxed-product Weight: 454 g
  • Item model number: Ipod classic 160gb silver
  • ASIN: B0050CDJ60
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 10 Nov 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (58 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 192 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

Product Description

The new iPod classic comes with 160GB of storage in the same compact size, making it the take-everything-everywhere iPod. It's available in quintessential silver or striking black. iPod classic also has plenty of battery life (up to 36 hours of audio playback or 6 hours of video playback), good looks (a sleek, anodized aluminum design), and other great features (Cover Flow and Genius playlists for creating perfect playlists). You can even rent a movie from iTunes and watch it on the go.Song capacity is based on 4 minutes per song and 128-Kbps AAC encoding; in 256-Kbps AAC format, song capacity is up to 20,000 songs; actual capacity varies by encoding method and bit rate. Video capacity is based on H.264 1.5-Mbps video at 640-by-480 resolution combined with 128-Kbps audio. Photo capacity is based on iPod-viewable photos transferred from iTunes. Actual capacity varies by content. Battery testing conducted by Apple in August 2009 using preproduction hardware and software. Rechargeable batteries have a limited number of charge cycles and may eventually need to be replaced. Battery life and number of charge cycles vary by use and settings.

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Customer Reviews

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29 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Volume Limit Removed!! 29 Dec 2013
By Traffic TOP 500 REVIEWER
I recently bought this iPod classic from a local PC world on sale after my previous 7th Gen classic died after dropping it one too many times.
I have decided to post a review on here as it might help some customers wondering if the Volume cap issue was addressed by Apple.
The good news is yes, it has been. With Firmware version 2.0.5 there is an option to Disable "EU Volume Limit" within settings.
The bad news is that most existing iPod Classic 7th gen owners are unable to upgrade existing 2.0.4 firmware revisions.
I'm not sure if this was done consciously by Apple in order to make customers go out and buy new iPods but it's a possibility.
I have tried to upgrade the firmware of my friend's iPod classic 7th gen from 2.0.4 to 2.0.5 but it simply does not work. There are various forums confirming the same problem.

If you are in the market for a new iPod classic and were worried about the much reported volume cap then you can rest assured it's been addressed. just make sure you pick up the latest iPod classic 7th Gen.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant! 12 May 2013
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I had the common hard drive problem with the 6th generation, meaning it broke within 2 years! But this one is fixed now, so it's fabulous. And they've changed the hold button so that now it's smooth and feels really nice. In a way i'm not really sure how, it all feels and looks nicer, but I can't quite put my finger on it! It's expensive, but worth every penny.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb 17 July 2013
By Phil
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This was purchased as a replacement for my previous 160 GB Classic that I had for 5 years. The old one died, but no criticisms as nothing lasts for ever. This generation is vastly superior, particularly download speeds. I play my mine through the media center in the car, so the volume suppressor doesn't apply.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant 8 Aug 2011
By Beks
Great service - I received this product in less than a week. Great product. Exactly what I expected.
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37 of 43 people found the following review helpful
Apple don't describe the current iPod Classic 160GB model as either 6th Generation or 7th Generation, it's just that the current iPod Classic model followed the 5th Generation and vendors have taken it upon themselves to label it such. Since the 5th Generation models the iPod Classic 160GB has been through two iterations - fat and thin. Originally the 160GB capacity was achieved through a dual platter hard drive - hence the fat descriptor. Since the Classic 160GB's relaunch in 2011 it has used a single platter hard drive - hence the thin descriptor. This model is exactly the same as: Apple iPod classic 160GB - Silver - 6th Generation. Do yourself a favour, save £30 or so by buying the current model described as 6th Generation as it is exactly the same as this model but cheaper [think about it why don't amazon.co.uk directly sell the 7th generation model - because it's no different to the 6th generation model, that's why].
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Greatest of all iPods 11 Sep 2014
RIP the wonderful iPod Classic, consigned to the technology graveyard by Apple, for undisclosed reasons.
It has the largest capacity and holds the greatest volume of tunes of any iPod. It is built like an elephant compared to the ticky tacky plastic nano iPod.
Odd that the price is astronomical on Amazon though as you can buy this for £179.99 at PC World & other retailers.
Barmy!! However, once they are gone they really are GONE forever.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars i pod 7th gen 11 Jan 2014
By nm
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having never owned any I pod before am only able to comment on the 7th gen it was brought as a gift for Christmas and it was brought sole on the amount of songs 40,000 needlessly to say the I pod 7 more than covers this the sound is fine for what it is just hate sitting next to someone and you can hear their music. Put it through your hi fi and their is no loss of sound quality.
Can recommend to any one
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars iPod Classic 7th Gen 22 May 2014
By Ben
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I brought this for my wife as a late birthday present. She wanted something with a decent memory. As I write this review, she is busily putting all of her cds onto iTunes. I should mention that the iPod was delivered on time. So, I couldn't recommended them enough. I want one now to replace my old iPod touch.
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