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Apple® - iPod classic® 160GB* MP3 Player - Black

Model: MC297LL/A

SKU: 8771929
4.7 of 5 4.7 of 5 (1247 reviews)

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With 160GB of storage, iPod classic can hold up to 40,000 songs, 200 hours of video, or 25,000 photos. That's more than enough room for a day's — or a lifetime's — worth of entertainment.

What's Included

  • iPod Classic 160GB Hard Drive Portable Media Player
  • Earphones
  • USB 2.0 Cable
  • Dock Adapter
  • Quick Start Guide

Product Features

  • Up to 40,000 songs, 200 hours of video, 25,000 photos, or any combination*
  • Anodized aluminum and polished stainless steel enclosure
  • Genius playlists and Cover Flow
  • Up to 36 hours of audio playback or 6 hours of video playback**
  • Available in silver or black
  • Works with Mac and PC
  • *1GB = 1 billion bytes; actual formatted capacity is less. 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.
  • *Photo capacity is based on iPod-viewable photos transferred from iTunes. Video capacity is based on H.264 1.5-Mbps video at 640-by-480 resolution combined with 128-Kbps audio. Actual capacity varies by content.
  • **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. See www.apple.com/batteries for more information.
Product images, including color, may differ from actual product appearance.
  • Warranty Terms - Parts
    1 year limited
  • Warranty Terms - Labor
    1 year limited
  • Product Height
    4.1"
  • Product Width
    2.4"
  • Product Weight
    4.9 oz.
  • Product Depth
    0.41"
  • Assembly Required
    No
  • Storage Type
    Hard drive
  • 160GB (actual formatted capacity less)
  • None
  • None
  • Yes
  • iTunes
  • Music Service Compatibility
    None
  • Battery Size
    Lithium-ion
  • Battery Quantity
    1
  • Battery Life
    Up to 36 hours continuous music playback, up to 6 hours of video playback
  • None
  • Headphone Type
    Earphones
  • Plays movies
    Yes
  • Built-in video camera
    Yes
  • Included Accessories
    Earphones, USB 2.0 cable, dock adapter, quick-start guide
  • System Requirements
    Windows Vista or Windows XP Home or Professional with Service Pack 3 or later; Mac OS X v10.4.11 or later; iTunes 9 or later; USB 2.0 port
  • Color Category
    Black
  • UPC
    885909341320

Included Items

  • iPod Classic 160GB Hard Drive Portable Media Player
  • Earphones
  • USB 2.0 Cable
  • Dock Adapter
  • Quick Start Guide

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Customer Reviews

Apple - iPod classic 160GB* MP3 Player - Black (1212 out of 1250)
great music player!!
5
Posted by: from Augusta, GA on 04/18/2014I was afraid I would have to limit the amount of music I could put on here, but I've got almost my entire iTunes library on it with plenty of room to spare! Absolutely love it!
  • Age Range : 45 and up
  • Number of MP3 Players Owned : 1-2

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Love it
5
Posted by: from Vacaville,Ca on 04/18/2014It's my only ipod and i'm obssed to it already... Used it where ever i go specially for a long drive.. Save all my fav. Music
  • Age Range : 25-34
  • Number of MP3 Players Owned : 1-2

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A ton of space for my 2000+ songs and 200+ podcast
5
Posted by: from Coeur d'Alene, ID on 04/18/2014I love this for its size, storage and streamlined design. If it had wifi it would be perfect.
  • Age Range : 45 and up
  • Number of MP3 Players Owned : 1-2

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Best MP3 player on the market.
5
Posted by: from Kannapolis, NC on 04/15/2014I'm on my 4th ipod. I bought my first one in '03, an ipod click wheel 40GB. I've had 3 ipod classics. The classics are pretty durable but you definitely want to buy a good case for them to protect them from any bad falls. I work in a production environment so I've killed a couple from dropping them on concrete with no case. The only real complaint I have is the earbuds that come with them are poor quality...always have been. I have always had to buy after market earbuds. Still the most versatile MP3 player on the market with tons of aftermarket accesories. I don't go anywhere without my ipod. I listen to it at work, in my car and through my home stereo.
  • Age Range : 35-44
  • Number of MP3 Players Owned : 3-5

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Can hold a lot of music
5
Posted by: from Hickory, NC on 04/15/2014I purchased this model because it had the largest capacity. I did not realize how much...It will hold more music than I will ever put on. I primarily purchased this so I could listen to my entire iTunes library in my car. The only drawback is that this unit does not have Bluetooth.
  • Age Range : 45 and up
  • Number of MP3 Players Owned : 1-2

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IPOD Classic..
5
Posted by: from Laredo, Texas on 04/14/2014Can't go wrong with apple. I was able to fit my entire CD library as well as my ITunes collection on to one device...
  • Age Range : 45 and up
  • Number of MP3 Players Owned : 1-2

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Great foy holding all my music
5
Posted by: from Bellingham, WA on 04/13/2014Did not disappoint as always. Was looking for a good cost effective place to hold my music because my I phone was full sounds good and functions as promised
  • Age Range : 35-44
  • Number of MP3 Players Owned : 1-2

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Best device to access music and book library
5
Posted by: from Tucson, Az on 04/13/2014Heretofore i recorded all my music and books on cassette tapes. i have a huge library of tapes going back 30 years--about 8000 tapes---which must be carried around with a cassette player and changed when the tape has run thru on both sides. also batteries must be changed and the tape players only last 2 years at best. now i just download everything i can, recharge my ipod (in my griffen clear case) clip it on my belt, plug in my Bose earbuds, and i'm off to work. i can listen all day and work too (landscaping). needless to say , with an occupied mind i can do my best work.
  • Age Range : 45 and up
  • Number of MP3 Players Owned : More than 5

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the only way to store music
5
Posted by: from Huntington, NY on 04/12/2014the only way to store all my music. Lots of gigs, great to get my music off my iPhone finally
  • Age Range : 45 and up
  • Number of MP3 Players Owned : 3-5

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Great for music lovers
4
Posted by: from Mill creek, wa on 04/12/2014Had so much music on my phone I couldn't use it for anything else. Now all my music is on the iPod and I have room for a lot more.
  • Age Range : 17 & under
  • Number of MP3 Players Owned : 1-2

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