History of the iPod Classic


The beginning of the iPod Classic line actually dates back to the original iPod released in 2001. Now at this time, Apple was still enjoying the success of their iMac and was looking to follow it up with another hit product, and they put their money on the iPod. A device that was miles ahead of any other music player on the market. And that's part of the reason why Apple decided to release a portable music player, they saw a huge gap in the industry and recognized it was ripe for disruption. Now I should mention that the first generation iPod wasn’t actually called the iPod classic. It wasn’t until the last generation when Apple finally gave the iPod line the Classic suffix. Now there are a total of six generations of iPod Classic, including several special edition models. And despite the design and functionality differences of every generation, they all had one thing in common - a 1.8 inch hard drive that was incredibly thin and compact. And it was this component that allowed for the first iPod model to be created, because up to that point, there hadn’t been a high-capacity hard drive small enough to fit inside a pocketable device. So the original iPod’s hard drive had a capacity of 5GB, or about 1,000 songs. And we’re going to find out how the iPod went from 1,000 songs in your pocket in 2001, to 32,000 songs in your pocket by 2007.



Juan Manzano
I'm still using my 160 gb iPod. I hate streaming music
Someone
I love how something made In 2002 has more storage than my phone which came out in 2017.
Jake J
My Runescape account’s name is “iPod” I created it in 2001 and still play the game, I think thats a good milestone to share 😂
BSGT2TREKFAN88
My last gen classic saved my life in a way. In 2012 I had a house fire, loosing everything but the cloths on my back. My PC, electronics,cloths EVERYTHING! However...in my glove box was my entire music collection. My music got me though the toughest time in my life and it was a shame to have to put it in my current display case as the battery is now dead. Apple really fucked up discontinuing it as it was the ONLY apple device to not have to use a fucking app or something that wants your $ for everything. My music, my terms. The perfect music player that will be missed.
Dana W
Streaming isn’t any good if you have a taste in music that isn’t available from the streaming service. I have several favorite albums that aren’t even on iTunes.
Bee Cee
"They all had one thing in common..." Yeah they all have the clickwh-- "A 1.8 inch hard drive..." Oh.
Jerome Shelton
Always wanted one of these but I ended up getting an iPod Touch
Ryan Harman
I have every single iPod classic. They all still work. I still use my 2nd gen or my 5th gen daily. I believe this is one of the greatest devices ever to be made. Every new one that came out was impressive for its time. And not to mention everyone drooled over their gorgeous clean design.
Robert Etzenhouser
My dad has a 160 gb 6th gen model, and now he's out of storage. They should make a new iPod classic that works the same but has ssd storage and with even more
Steven Manning
I had the iPod 5th Gen, the first one that could play video. It seems rather quaint now, but having actual video playback on an iPod back in 2005 really was a revelation. It was obviously a revelation that would result in the iPhone about two years later.
TF Been
I hate Apple, but god damn I loved the iPod Classic. I'm going to mod it with an M Sata SSD soon. With Rockbox, it's simply the best MP3 player ever made.
Jade YouTuber
For some reason i want the 5th gen. And then i saw gorillaz and i was like *its calling for me*
Douglas Ceretta Hamerski
I think the iPod Classic has the best design ever made by Apple. That device is gorgeous.
the metapod
I still use my 2007 80GB iPod classic every day
Hal J Smokes
You forgot about the 20GB and 40GB models of the 3rd gen iPod.
BloodRider 14
All the people who be triggered by the way he said GIF.
ModelTank Films
My dad bought my mom a 6th gen ipod and i can remember playing solitaire or parachute I hated that wall breaker game
Torch Atlas
Yay! A new video!
TheFluffyDuck
Apple golden age 2000-2010. Now, its expensive junk.
Luke Robinson
I'd love to see a new classic released. A touch screen device with physical volume and playback buttons that packs a premium headphone amp, 500gb memory, wireless and streaming capabilities as well as digital radio. It would only be a niche device though since an iPhone is a pretty great music player for the majority of people.
Denyul Music
Just bought a Classic (technically video 5th gen) last week. Upgraded it to use sd cards. Great little machine.
Promezio
nowadays Apple should made a non-touchscreen iPod like the classic, with flash storage, high quality DAC and wifi/Bluetooth. We need an ONLY MUSIC-purpose device!!!
Luke Briggs
For all my disappointment with apple over recent years, the iPod classic will stand as probably my favourite apple device. Simple and direct music listening, with plenty of space. Was a real shame it was discontinued. I was lucky enough to find one someone had thrown out in great condition recently and it was so refreshing to go back to a much more basic device where I could really just be with my music and my entire music catalogue at that. On that note, iTunes will stand for me as the greatest music organiser ever. Other programs don't come close and trying to get your muddled up library on to an Android device is so difficult. I'm glad I still have my iPod to rely on.
daniel chen
The iPod classic is my favorite iPod.
JWUniverse
What is the music you always have playing in the Background I really want to download it but don't know if it's on iTunes lol!
Mack V
I appreciate the efforts, you put into these videos!
whahappa
The Classic came in black, too. I bought a black 160GB unit in Feb ‘08
PicardManeuver
You forgot the 2nd and final revision of the Classic (6G) released in September 2009 - the thin 160GB version. The ultimate iPod, in my opinion. Still using mine nearly ten years later.
goodwood1052221
still using 6th gen ipod brought just before discontiued will use until breaks
gold333
3rd generation : most beautiful
Melle Nooijen
I always liked all iPods. I hope (but dont think) they will renew at least 1 product of the iPod line.
RockysGems
There is no better way to navigate through your music while driving than the use of the click wheel.
TXV800
The iPod classic is better than every iPhone Literally I’m not joking
fishyfaic
You should do a video on the zune line Yeah I know it isn't apple but still..
JaySee5
Toshiba stopped making the drives.
Nik Thomas
I wouldn't be without my 6th gen 160gb Classic. Sheer class 👌
D Go
i. love. your. videos [btw i discovered you recently, and im subbed to you since then]
Mr squidy guy gaming
Great job keep it going you are comimg up to 100k!
nxios
Back when Apple made quality products, I still use my 5th gen iPod. I changed the battery a few years back because it couldn't hold a charge for very long about a couple of hours or less then it would die. It's great for working out or going out for a run. Don't have to worry about my phone dropping.
OdysseyTag
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PieInTheSky
Where can I buy one of these new in 2018?
antony miller
I miss my iPod 160GB classic
Andres Bravo
I remember the iPod Classic as A Kid. Since I Really Enjoy Listening Music and Playing 3 Games built-in.
Alvaro Garcia Moreno Caballero (Student)
I have the last version of the iPod classic!
Emil Dahl
I wish we could have MP3 player with a monochrome LCD screen (or e-ink), a usb-C and flash memory. Imagine that battery time!
Vichev Jr Tech
"Youtube"6:38
Luis Arciniega
"...It's Greg..."
C. Tauber
I had the 6 and was a rip-off And it broke in under 2 years
Plati100
Still enjoying my whole playlist on my iPod 4 touch 8 year of age! Battery lasts about a week on airplane mode
PR124 Wannabe
To be honest the 1st (and 2nd i guess) gen ipod was designed the best as i have an ipod nano and whenever i click a button my scroll wheel activates
Chad Charming
Gosh I miss my iPod classic It was the best ever
Go Clunker
Still using my 5th gen 60gb. The audio quality is UNTOUCHABLE.
Jason Will
You keep showing the iPod Color Photo for the iPod 4th Gen
Vitynaut
You can stream music for free on a app called Musi.
Declan Opp
History of the Apple remote/IR receiver on some macs please!
mshadows113
I would love to have my iPod classic for my next road trip. :(. I don't need a streaming service. I never would use Pandora one or Spotify anyway
John Jurmu
the +HP was the first iPod I owned, after the click wheel stopped working. I ended up getting the last 120GB model.
Lt. Surok
I miss my iPod.. I had the 5th gen 80gb.m, I think the hard drive failed.
Veetz Rose
I had the 6th gen. Went through two of them. Still have one of them. Just need to charge it 😂😂
Daniel Juric
It's a shame that you didn't mention the "7th Gen" iPod Classic 160 GB (2009) Basically it was just thinner than it's predecessor 160 GB model (being .12 in thicker than the 80 and 120 GB models)
benez k
the best iPod lineup ever
Kelly
My first iPod was the pink 4th generation. My battery lasted six hours if I was lucky. 🙄
Abdul willams
The same ones over and over*🤦🏾‍♂️
argorider2
What happened to the 2009 160GB before the discontinue?
Shibe Memes
People in early 2000s: * buy a device that only plays music, videos, etc with over 50GB * Me in 2017: buys a whole freaking smartphone capable of so much more (obviously) that only has 32 GB
David Donnelly
Yesss this is the one I was waiting for.
Robert Hawdon
I still have my 5th Gen, its HDD has been replaced with a compact flash card (128GB), and has been running the Rockbox firmware for the majority of its life. It still gets used almost every day.
the Hatefulcritic34
I have an iPod classic but every time I turn it on a circle with a red x pops up and nothing else loads but that
Amelia C.
I had the U2 Edition
Himanshu Dutt
I still love to use my iPod video as a dedicated music player..
Eric Jones
Pronounced GIF wrong, else wise great video!
TimMadvillain
Take a shot every time he says "iPod"
Connor
You need to change your subscribe animation with the new logo!
Floyd Bromley
I have a third gen iPod that has a 20gb capacity that you didn’t mention
shadow run
i hate iphones. and ipods really. mp3 sony is the best. i own a 16 gig one.) but since i have more ipods now.. and hate my cell for music!!! I'm beginning love my ipods!! i have many to choose from, and to listen to! (or sell)
james uuuhhh
He said HAIRY POTTER
Rudie Obias
My first iPod was the 5th generation video. I bought it the week it was released and it was stolen six months later. :(
alphaandliarize
Hey Craig or Greg. I just want to make a correction. There was a 7th generation ipod classic that has 160gb of storage. It was my first and last ipod and and the hard drive in it failed and so i gave it away to someone who knew how to repair it. I miss it sometimes. I put all my 3000 songs in it including music videos.
MutantPotato YT
I had the black and white 5th, i still do, but dont use it Edit: I used to watch movies on it sometimes
Gary Eichelberger
still my go-to device. one connected to my sound system, one for travel, one connected to my car system, one just for toting around. A spare used for backing up. one connected to the old stereo in my workout room. I hope to be playing one of these things for many years to come. Best device ever.
THE ARTHUR
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ARS
3:00 you can see off of the iPod’s reflective back that this photo was taken with an iPhone 4/4s
Jebediah Kerman
History of Siri!
Donut Dog
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Dumb Stuff
0:28 Steve jobs holding his baby
Armand D
iPod 5.5th gen has the warmest audio quality out of them
Ronald Guzman
i loved the ipod classic, i had the 6.5 gen 120 gb and wow i missed it so much when it died
Gabriel
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shadow run
youre missing one. unless its part of the nano one. all metal, 4 gigs, and no video.. no one wants.. i have 2.. 32 and 64 gigs! ipod is dead, with the inventor!! im repairing 2 as i wait for my shipment.
bleach clorox
Imagine having 30,000 songs. And then think about how much a song cost in the iTunes Store. Lol
BonnieTube
20 people be saying first
SarahLJP
I had a 3rd and 5th gen iPod.
chris worth
I had all but the first one. Still have them.
Sebastian
#Nexusphone
Hideika
I had an iPod classic 5th gen but my mom gave it to my grandma for her to sell it in Mexico 😔 but I plan to get another one again and I’ll put a lot of memory in it so I can keep it in my car to play my future funk songs
Intel Inside
First again !
That Yoshi FanBoy
I voted this one
Fran99x
I still have and use my iPod nano 4th gen
J Ryan
I adored my iPod Classic. It's what got me into Apple products. Today, in 2018, I have an iPhone X with Apple Music. Still a fantastic experience.