iPod classic with Internal Bluetooth (Specifications)

Bluetooth inside

  • iPod classic, discontinued in 2014, did not include Bluetooth connectivity. However, thanks to the dedicated work of the modding community, bluetooth transmitters have been able to be connected to the iPod's internal headphone output, allowing for wireless audio with iPod classic
  • These iPods are refurbished, so alongside the bluetooth module, they feature brand new exterior panels, a new and expanded capacity battery, and flash storage to improve load times and battery life even further
  • Capacities of 256GB, 512GB and 1TB are available. Other custom configurations are also able to be accommodated, get in touch for details

All-month battery life

  • The original iPod classic utilised a 750mAh lithium-ion battery, which was rated to last for 30 hours of audio playback, and weeks on standby. With energy-efficient flash storage and larger batteries up to 3000mAh*, iPod classic can last for over 100 hours of playback. Energy-efficient bluetooth modules keep the battery life long even when listening wirelessly

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Model iPod classic
Model number A1238
Release Year 2009
Connectivity USB 2.0 (30-pin), 3.5mm headphone jack, Bluetooth
Compatability Windows (iTunes required to sync), macOS (iTunes / Music required to sync)

Storage microSD card (up to 1TB)
Battery 2000 mAh
Screen 2.5 inch
  • Additional Features: iPod classic is also able to function as a portable storage drive, allowing you to use any extra free space on your iPod to move files or keep backups of important data. Just set the option to enable disk use in iTunes, and you can use any free storage on the iPod just like a stanadrd USB drive!
  • Package Includes: iPod classic, headphones, charging cable

Using Bluetooth

These iPods' Bluetooth functionality is hardware-based. Controlling the module is done via a button embedded under the hold switch. Most Bluetooth recievers are compatabile, however no guarantee of connectivity can be made. The module offers Bluetooth 5.0 and aptX codec streaming. Range is improved thanks to the custom antenna panel in the rear casing, however since iPod classic was not designed to offer wireless connectivity, usable range may be lower than anticipated.

Custom Orders

Original colours of black, grey and silver are available as standard orders. We can also offer custom build-to-order configurations with alternative front panel colours (red, gold, blue, green, purple) and rear panels (silver, black). Choose the custom colour option and message us with your colour choices.

Capacity Guide

iPod classic was originally released in capacities up to 160GB. Apple designed iPod classic with this in mind, so much larger capacities must be considered against performance and functionality. When running Apple System Software, iPod classic can support up to approximately 40,000 tracks. You can use the table below as a guide, but bear in mind actual track limits will vary depending on library metadata, file type and compression.

Capacity Tracks
256GB 20,000 MP3 320kbps
512GB 20,000 ALAC m4a
1TB 40,000 ALAC m4a

*2000 and 3000mAh rated batteries commonly have lower functional capacities. These battery units are sold and advertised with their rated capacity however testing and comparisons show that their functional capacity is around 1800mAh.

Contact us

Contact us at any time. We're happy to help with any questions or concerns regarding product support. You can also contact us via email at dcg-ipod@outlook.com. We aim to respond as soon as we can but please bear with us during busy periods. If you have a question regarding an existing order or purchase please get in touch using the details provided as part of the order.

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