The new super-slim iPod once again redefines what a digital music player should be. It’s lighter than 2 CDs, can hold up to 10,000 songs, and downloads music at blazing speeds. Now you can take your entire music collection with you wherever you go. Available for Mac and Windows starting at $299.

iPod in dock.

Over a million sold

Now in its third generation, the iPod is, hands-down, everyone’s favorite digital music player. And with its unrivaled performance and stunning design, it’s the must-have player for music-loving Mac and Windows users, who keep buying the iPod in record numbers. This in turn has pushed iPod sales to well over a million units.

New 20GB and 40GB models

Smaller than ever (just 0.62 inches thick), the iPod fits comfortably in the palm of your hand and slips easily into your pocket — and your life. At 5.6 ounces, it weighs less than 2 compact discs, and even many cell phones. And yet the iPod gives you a huge 10GB, 20GB or 40GB hard drive — that’s 10,000 songs. Do the math: that’s space enough to store four weeks of music — played continuously, 24/7 — or one new song a day for the next 27 years.

iPod compared to two CDs.
Compared to 2 compact discs, iPod is 15% lighter, 65% smaller and can hold over 9,500 more songs.

Ahead-of-the-curve design

Once again, Apple turns the portable digital music player market on its ear with hassle-free functionality and stunning, well-considered design that place iPod far ahead of the curve and the competition. Building on the success of the touch wheel (which made scrolling through an entire music collection quick and easy), the iPod has an all-touch interface for enhanced durability and sensitivity. With an LCD screen and buttons that feature a backlight for clear visibility in low-light conditions, iPod is designed for easy one-handed operation. So the best way to take an entire music collection anywhere is now even better.

iPod dimensions

Downloads done right

The perfect companion to iPod, the iTunes Music Store is a groundbreaking new way to preview, buy and download music. Within a minute of finding a song you like, you can own it. Make unlimited playlists, burn individual songs to CD as many times as you like, and take all your music with you wherever you go.

iTunes 4 logo.

The iTunes Music Store is included with iTunes 4, which ships with the iPod. iTunes 4 supports ripping music into the new AAC format which combines pristine CD-quality sound with smaller files sizes, compared to MP3s. And iTunes 4 lets you share and stream playlists from your personal music library to up to three other Macintosh computers for personal use.

iPod resting in dock.

The iPod Dock

The 20GB and 40GB iPod models come with a dock that makes charging and syncing easier than ever — no more reaching around, looking for the right port. An elegant, convenient home base for iPod on a desk or connected to a home stereo system, the dock provides syncing via FireWire or USB 2.0*, charging via FireWire and audio line out for connecting to powered speakers or a stereo system.

MP3, AAC icons.

High fidelity

Designed to give you the best portable digital music experience ever, the iPod delivers the highest sound quality from input to output. iPod supports the most popular audio formats — including MP3 (up to 320 kbps), MP3 Variable Bit Rate (VBR) and WAV — giving you access to a wide range of audio file types. And iPod is the only portable digital music player that supports the AAC format (Mac-only), which features CD-quality audio in smaller file sizes than MP3, so that even more songs fit on your iPod.


More ways to have fun

The iPod lets you do a whole lot more in addition to maintaining your contacts, calendar and to-do lists. iPod now includes Solitaire, Brick and Parachute, three great games you can play anywhere (a feature you’re sure to appreciate the next time you’re standing in line or waiting for someone). You can even use your own music as the soundtrack to a game.

iPod also includes a notes reader that lets you download text-based information and read it on the screen. This way you can have the information you need — on everything from restaurant reviews to nightlife guides, and from news articles to exercise routines — at your fingertips.

The perfect travel companion

The iPod features a sleep timer, so you can fall asleep to your music. And with the iPod’s alarm clock, you can choose either an alarm tone or your favorite music to wake you up.

*Syncing with USB 2.0 (Windows-only) requires optional USB 2.0 + FireWire Cable.

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Works great with Windows

Industry leading Auto-Sync

The iPod is the only digital music player to feature patent pendingAuto-Sync. Auto-Sync lets you synchronize your music and data effortlessly, without having to tweak settings each time you transfer files between your iPod and your PC. Just plug the iPod into your computer, and your music syncs automatically.

FireWire and USB icons.

FireWire and USB 2.0 Support

The iPod Dock Connector to FireWire and USB 2.0 offers Windows PC users up to 480mbps data transfer for quickly loading an entire music library on iPod. The result? Blazingly fast transfer speeds that let you load an album in as little as 5 seconds.


For Windows users, iPod includes the award-winning PC media player MUSICMATCH Jukebox Plus. As you add new songs or rearrange your playlists in MUSICMATCH Jukebox, the music will automatically update on iPod the next time it is connected to your PC.

iPod Software 2.0.1 update

iPod updater icon. iPod Software 2.0.1 Updater adds support for USB 2.0* (Windows-only) along with a number of audio and user interface enhancements.

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See the iPod in action

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iPod Scripts

Create and manage text notes on new iPods with this free downloadable set of AppleScripts.

On-the-go playlists

On-The-Go playlists

Have a particular set of songs you want to hear? Queue up as many songs as you like in a playlist while away from your computer.

Customizable menus

Want to customize the iPod interface to fit your musical leanings? Now you can. Just look under settings in the Main menu.

Remote control

Wired remote control

The 20GB and 40GB models come with a wired remote control that lets you fast-forward or rewind a track, play, pause and adjust volume — using just one hand.

Carrying case

Carrying case with belt clip

The 20GB and 40GB models include an elegant carrying case with belt clip that protects your iPod from the elements. Clip it to your belt, purse or backpack for hands-free operation.

iPod ear buds.

Best buds

The iPod’s sleek earbud-style headphones offer a strong 20Hz to 20,000Hz frequency response range for high-quality sound with minimal distortion. Thanks to their Neodymium drivers, these headphones are five times more powerful than digital music player headphones that use aluminum, cobalt or ceramic drivers.

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New 20GB and 40GB models