The Apple iPod U2 Special Edition Late 2006 (Enhanced 3rd Edition) is a portable MP3 player that was designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple from 2006 to 2007 as part of the iPod series. The iPod has been introduced on September 12, 2006, and its price started at $279.
The new iPod U2 features a 2.5-inch color QVGA white LED-backlit LCD screen, Click Wheel, Video playback, up to 14 hours of battery life, 30 GB hard drive, Dock Connector for charging and syncing, and standard 3.5-mm headphone jack, an exclusive U2 box set with U2 Poster, and iTunes Store $50-off coupon.
iPod U2, in general, is the same as the iPod 5th Generation Late 2006, however, it had the distinctive color of the casing, autographs of U2 team members on the back casing, and a few extras.
This iPod is the same as the previous one, but this version gets optimized iPod software for longer battery life, 60% brighter display, and the set also included new headphones.
This iPod has been discontinued on September 5, 2007.
Today iPod U2 Special Edition Late 2006 is 16 years old!
iPod U2 Special Edition Late 2006 Release Date and Original Price
|Introduced||September 12, 2006|
|Discontinued||September 5, 2007|
|Colors||Black with Red Click Wheel|
|Weight||4.8 oz. – 136 Grams|
|Dimensions||4.1” H x 2.4” W x 0.43″ D|
10.41 cm H x 6.09 cm W x 1.09 cm D
|Processor||PortalPlayer PP5021C (Dual ARM 7TDMI)|
|Processor Speed||Up to 80 MHz|
|Number of Cores||2|
|Cache||8 KB per processor|
|Built-in Display||2.5″ 260,000-color QVGA LCD Display with white LED-backlit|
|Resolutions||320 x 240 pixels|
PSD (Mac only)
|Video Formats||H.264 video, up to 1.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per sec., |
Baseline Low-Complexity Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48 kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; H.264 video, up to 768 Kbps, 320 by 240 pixels, 30 frames per sec.,
Baseline Profile up to Level 1.3 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48 kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; MPEG-4 video, up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per sec.,
Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48 kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats
|Ports||1 – 30-pin Dock Connector|
1 – 3.5-mm stereo jack, composite video, and audio through minijack
|iTunes||iTunes 7.0 or later|
|System Requirements||Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later|
Windows 2000 with Service Pack 4 or later
Windows XP Home or Professional with Service Pack 2 or later
|Battery||Built-in rechargeable Lithium-Ion|
|Battery Life||Up to 14 hours of music|
Up to 4 hours of slideshows with music
Up to 3.5 hours of video
|Charge Time||Up to 4 hours|
2 hours to 80% capacity
|Power||Charging via FireWire, USB 2.0, or power adapter|
Apple Support – Fifth Generation iPod (Late 2006): Technical Specifications