iPod with Dock Connector

The Apple iPod with Dock Connector (3rd Generation) is a portable MP3 player that was designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple in 2003 as part of the iPod series. The iPod has been introduced on April 28, 2003, and its price started at $299.

The new iPod features a 2-inch white LED-backlit LCD screen, 8 hours of battery life, 10 GB / 15 GB / 20 GB / 30 GB or 40 GB hard drive, Dock Connector for charging and syncing, and a standard 3.5-mm headphone jack.

This iPod has been discontinued on July 19, 2004.

Today iPod with Dock Connector is 19 years old!

iPod with Dock Connector
Source: ifixit.com – iPod with Dock Connector

iPod with Dock Connector Release Date and Original Price

IntroducedApril 28, 2003 (10 GB / 15 GB / 30 GB)
September 8, 2003 (20 GB / 40 GB)
DiscontinuedSeptember 8, 2003 (10 GB / 15 GB / 30 GB)
January 6, 2004 (20 GB)
July 19, 2004 (40 GB)
Model NumberA1040
EMC1961
Order NumberM8976LL/A (10 GB)
M8946LL/A (15 GB)
M9460LL/A (15 GB)
M9244LL/A (20 GB)
M8948LL/A (30 GB)
M9245LL/A (40 GB)
Original Price$299 (10 GB)
$399 (15 GB & 20 GB)
$499 (30 GB & 40 GB)
ColorsWhite
Weight5.6 oz. – 158 Grams (10/15 and 20 GB)
6.2 oz. – 175 Grams (30 and 40 GB)
Dimensions4.1” H x 2.4” W x 0.62” – 0.73″ D
10.41 cm H x 6.09 cm W x 1.57 – 1.85 cm D

Tech Specs

Processor

ProcessorPortalPlayer PP5002 (Dual ARM 7TDMI)
Processor Speed90 MHz
Architecture32-bit
Number of Cores1
Cache8 KB per processor

Storage

Storage10 GB (2000 Songs)
15 GB (3000 Songs)
20 GB (4000 Songs)
30 GB (6000 Songs)
40 GB (8000 Songs)

Display

Built-in Display2″ white LED backlit LCD Display
Resolutions160 x 128 pixels

Media

Audio FormatsAAC
MP3
MP3 (VBR)
Audible
WAV
AIFF
Apple Lossless
Photo FormatsNone
Video FormatsNone

Connections

Ports1 – 30-pin Dock Connector
1 – 3.5-mm stereo headphone jack
CameraNone

Controls

ControlsPlay/Pause
Next title
Previous title
Menu
Hold
Touch wheel

Software

Maximum OS2.3
iTunesiTunes 4.0 or later
System RequirementsMac OS X 10.1.5 or later
Windows Me
Windows 2000
Windows XP Home or Professional

Accessories

AccessoriesRemote control
Dock & Carrying case*
Earbud headphones
AC adapter
Dock Connector to FireWire cable
4-pin to 6-pin FireWire adapter
*(except M9460LL/A and M8976LL/A)

Power

BatteryBuilt-in rechargeable Lithium-Ion
Battery Capacity630 mAh
Battery Life8 hours
Charge TimeUp to 3 hours
1 hour to 80% capacity
Power6-pin FireWire or Power Adapter

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