iPod (U2 Special Edition)


Family: iPod

Codename: ?

Minimum OS: iPod OS 3.0

Maximum OS: iPod OS 3.1.1

Introduced: October 2004

Terminated: June 2005



CPU Speed: dual 80 MHz embedded

FPU: none

Register Width: 32-bit

Data Bus Width: 32-bit

Address Bus Width: 32-bit

ROM: 32 MB

Onboard RAM: 32 MB

Maximum RAM: 32 MB


Screen: backlit LCD

Max Resolution: 1-bit 160x128


Hard Drive: 20 GB 4200 RPM

ATA Bus: ATA-66


USB: via Dock Connector

Firewire: via Dock Connector

Audio Out: stereo 16 bit mini

Speaker: clicker


Dimensions: 4.1" H x 2.4" W x 0.57" D

Weight: 0.35 lbs.

Released with much fanfare in October 2004, the iPod (U2 Special Edition) was identical to the iPod (Click Wheel) from a hardware standpoint. It came with a 20 GB hard drive, and was housed in a special black case, with the signatures of the members of U2 laser-engraved on the back. It cost $349, $50 more than the 20 GB iPod (Click Wheel), but included a $50 towards the purchase of the U2 Digital Box-set, which was available exclusively from the iTunes Music Store.

Picture Credits:
Apple, Inc.