The Apple iPod U2 Special Edition with Video (3rd Edition) is a portable MP3 player that was designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple in 2006 as part of the iPod series. The iPod has been introduced on June 6, 2006, and its price started at $329.
The new iPod U2 Video 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, a 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 with Video, however, it had the distinctive color of the casing, autographs of U2 team members on the back casing, and a few extras.
This iPod has been discontinued on September 12, 2006.
Today iPod U2 Special Edition with Video is 15 years old!
iPod U2 Special Edition with Video Release Date and Original Price
|Introduced||June 6, 2006|
|Discontinued||September 12, 2006|
|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 768 Kbps, 320 x 240, 30 frames per sec., |
Baseline Profile up to Level 1.3 with AAC-LC up to 160 Kbps, 48 Khz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4 and .mov file formats.
MPEG-4 video: up to 2.5 Mbps, 480 x 480, 30 frames per sec.,
Simple Profile with AAC-LC 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
|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 (30 GB)|
Up to 3 hours of slideshows with music (30 GB)
Up to 2 hours of video (30 GB)
|Charge Time||Up to 4 hours|
2 hour to 80% capacity
|Power||Charging via FireWire, USB 2, or power adapter|