iPod (Dock Connector)


Family: iPod

Codename: P97

Minimum OS: iPod OS 2.0

Maximum OS: iPod OS 2.3

Introduced: April 2003

Terminated: July 2004



CPU Speed: dual 90 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: 10/15/20/30/40 GB 4200 RPM

ATA Bus: ATA-5


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 0.62" D

Weight: 0.35 lbs.


The 30 and 40 GB models were 0.73" deep and weight 0.39 lbs.

Announced in April 2003, the iPod (Dock Connector) updated both the look-and-feel and the feature set of the existing iPod. The iPod (Dock Connector) was thinner and lighter than the original iPod, and it introduced several new hardware features. The FireWire port was replaced by a "dock connector" which allowed the iPod to connect to either a Mac or PC, using either FireWire or USB 2.0. While less convenient for Mac users, the Dock Connector allowed the new iPods to be much more flexible in their I/O. It also allowed for any number of new third-party accessories, since the dock connector carried both sound and digital data.

The iPod (Dock Connector) had smoother angles than its predecessor, and moved the four buttons which had previously been arrayed around the scroll wheel to the top of the front face. These new buttons were backlit and solid state. Apple also added a variety of software feature enhancements to the new iPods, enhancements which were not made available on the older models.

The iPod (Dock Connector) was originally available in three sizes: a 10 GB model for $299, a $15 GB model for $399, and a 30GB model for $499. Both the 15 and 30 GB models came with a Dock. In September 2003, the hard drive capacity was increased on the two high-end models; the $399 now had 20 GB, and the $499 had 40 GB. In January 2004, the $299 model was increased to 15 GB. All models were discontinued in July 2004, with the release of the iPod (Click Wheel).

Picture Credits:
Apple, Inc.