Models Generation Image Capacity Colors Connection Original release date Minimum OS to sync Rated battery life (hours) first 4 GB Silver Blue Green Pink Gold USB or FireWire January 6, 2004 Mac: 10.1.5 Windows: 2000 audio: 8 New smaller model, available in 5 colors. Introduced the "Click Wheel". second 4 GB Silver Blue Green Pink USB or FireWire February 23, 2005 Mac: 10.2.8 Windows: 2000 audio: 18 6 GB Brighter color variants with longer battery life. Click Wheel lettering matched body color. Gold color discontinued. Later replaced by Nano. Details Both generations of iPod Mini were almost identical in their external features; their differences lay in their storage and battery capacities. Both versions are 3.6x2.0x0.5 inches (91x51x13 mm) and weigh 3.6 ounces (102 grams). The case consists of anodized aluminium. First generation iPod Minis were available in five colors: silver, gold, pink, blue, and green. The gold model was dropped from the second generation range, likely due to its unpopularity. The pink, blue, and green models had brighter hues in the second generation; the silver model remained unchanged. The first generation Mini had grey button labels; the second generation had button labels matching the case's color, and also had the capacity engraved on the back of the casing. The iPod Mini uses Microdrive hard drives (CompactFlash II) made by Hitachi and Seagate. First generation models were available in a 4 GB size, while second generation models were available in both 4 GB and 6 GB versions (capable of storing roughly 1,000 and 1,500 songs, respectively) and eventually the second generation had the capacity laser etched into the aluminum case. The iPod Mini's Microdrive (4 GB Hitachi model) The battery life of the first generation of iPod Mini was about 8 hours (similar to the 3G iPod that was available when the Mini was released), which some criticised for its short duration. Apple addressed this problem in the second generation models, which had a nominal battery life of about 18 hours. However, the 2nd generation iPod Minis no longer came with a FireWire cable or an AC power adapter, which were left out to reduce the selling prices of the new iPod Minis. iPod Mini batteries, like many Lithium Ion batteries, run down to 80% capacity after 400 full charge cycles. A proprietary dock connector was provided on the bottom of the device for a connection to a computer's USB or FireWire port. The unit's battery could be charged during connection. Along the top it had a hold switch, a headphone jack, and a remote connector for accessories. Like the iPod Nano, the iPod Mini supported MP3, AAC/M4A, WAV, AIFF, and Apple Lossless audio formats. It also retained the iPod's integration with iTunes and the iTunes Store, allowing for syncing between the software application and the iPod Mini. Modification See also: Hardware hacking Soon after the release of the iPod Mini third party replacement batteries have been made available because its capacity decreases over time. There are various manuals for battery replacement on the internet and many outlets selling compatible Lithium-ion batteries for those who wish to avoid the expensive charge for sending the iPod back to Apple. Many such batteries are of higher capacity than the original some are up to 2000mAh while the stock battery is around 400mAh. The iPod Mini can be flashed to run iPodLinux or Rockbox firmware which has support for extra codecs, games and various other plugins and allows music placed directly on the iPod to be played without using iTunes. Recently several users have replaced the 4 or 6 GB Microdrive with high capacity 8, 16, 32 and even 64 GB CompactFlash cards. Aside from increased capacity, this has the advantage of increasing battery life and making the Mini more durable since CompactFlash cards are solid-state with no moving parts. iPod Nano Main article: iPod Nano On September 7, 2005, Apple released the first generation iPod Nano. The Nano used flash memory to accomplish an even thinner casing, and featured a color screen. The headphone jack was moved to the bottom of the device, the dock connector shifted-off center, and the 4-pin remote connector was removed, among other changes. Timeline of compact iPod models See also: Timeline of full-sized iPod models and Timeline of iPod models Sources: Apple press release library, Mactracker Apple Inc. model database Wikimedia Commons has media related to: iPod mini References ^ Apple iPod Mini (4GB, Silver, 1st generation) MP3 player reviews CNET Reviews ^ Apple Canada Batteries iPod ^ turn your iPod mini into a flash based iPod :: projects :: geek technique ^ Apple Inc., Apple press release library, Retrieved September 19, 2007. ^ Mactracker (mactracker.ca), Apple Inc. model database, version as of 26 July 2007. 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