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Custom iPod classic - 1TB

Custom iPod classic - 1TB

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Custom Refurbished iPod Classic 7th Generation | Build to Order | 1TB

Design your Own Custom iPod
This listing is a service that allows you to pick exactly what your refurbished iPod classic looks like. Choices of front panel, rear panel, click wheel and battery size are available. Most options are available right away, but some may need time for the correct parts to be shipped in. Please make sure to message with your desired specifications before placing an order! Lead times for commissioned iPods can vary, from a few days to a few weeks, so please check first

All iPods are fully refurbished. The outer housing is replaced with new parts, the battery is replaced with a larger capacity model and the hard drive is replaced with a SD card based solution using the world-leading iFlash Quad adapter.

These custom commissioned iPods come as standard with a new and official USB to 30-pin cable, Earpods, an Apple Universal Dock, and an original iPod classic box to keep the iPod safe in transit.

Options Available

  • Front Panel:
    •  Black, Grey, Silver, Gold, Red, Blue, Green, Purple (Anodised Metal, 7th Generation type)
    •  Transparent, Red, Yellow, Purple, Blue, Black, White (Glossy Plastic, 5th Generation type)
  • Rear Casing: Aluminium, Black, Gold, Iridescent, Blue Purple (Either etched with a capacity, or blank. 1TB Etched versions of certain colours will require long lead times)
  • Click Wheel: White, Black
  • Hold Switch: Silver, Black
  • Battery: 2200mAh (Slim), 3000mAh (Thick)

All these options are able to be mixed and matched to your own taste. The only constraint is between the battery type and the rear case - not all rear case types are available in both Thick and Slim, so please ask in advance if you're looking to commission an iPod with a non Aluminium/Black rear. If you would like a 512GB custom iPod, there is another listing specifically for that capacity. If you would like any other capacity, please message! iPod classic is able to address any capacity up to 2TB, and any capacity of SD can be used

If you would like Rockbox installed, or have a preference for 2.0.5 / 2.0.4 firmware, please ask ahead of the order. Bear in mind 2.0.5 models are not always available. All iPod commissions are completed with 7th Generation logic boards. If you would like a 5th generation logic board build, please message ahead of an order.


About iPod Refurbished

User-upgradeable SD card Storage

These iPods are fitted with flash-based storage, replacing the hard drive. Flash storage allows the iPod to not only hold vastly more songs, but also access them quicker (reducing load times for songs and menus). In addition, it saves on power consumption and prevents the risk of data loss if the iPod is dropped, since there are no moving parts remaining.

If you wish, the SD cards can be replaced and upgraded later on. Capacities of 2TB are possible with SD cards currently on the market (although this is expensive). SD card sizes can be mixed-and-matched depending on what you require. SD card based iPods are the best possible refurbishment - versions with desktop-class MSATA or m.2 storage systems drain the battery much faster and require heat dissipation methods like thermal pads to keep them cool enough to hold. The speed and energy efficiency of SD cards can't be beaten in iPods - any other technology bottlenecks the iPod's other systems.


Upgraded Battery

To extend the usable lifetime of the iPod, the original 750mAh battery is replaced with a larger capacity model (either 2200mAh or 3000mAh depending on what type of rear casing is desired). The much larger battery is capable of playing music continually for well over 2 days. 3000mAh batteries are thicker, so require the use of a Thick-type rear case (13.5mm thick). If you would prefer a thinner iPod (10.5mm) then 2200mAh batteries are available as an option. Please bear in mind that not all colours of rear casings are always available in both thicknesses. However, the difference between 2200mAh and 3000mAh isn't as big as it seems, since either is a huge increase from any original battery.

Compatible with iTunes / OSX Music

Apple has continued to allow all of its iPods to work seamlessly with modern iTunes versions (and the Music app that has replaced it on OSX). This iPod is fully compatible, and will sync just as before, with access to the whole 512GB. All refurbished iPods are shipped formatted to Windows (FAT32), so can be used out-of-the-box by either PC or mac. Reformatting to Macintosh (HFS+) usually adds a few hundred MB to the capacity, but is only readable on mac.

Bear in mind that since apple only made 30 pin cables with USB 2.0, syncing across a full 512GB will take a while. It?s recommended to sync in steps the first time if you have a very large library, to reduce the risk of any errors. iPods can also be set to appear as standard external storage devices, so any extra space that you don't fill up with iTunes can be used just as a regular USB external drive!


Song Limits

iPod classic can access the full 1TB of storage space without issue. However, due to the way Apple designed its music library system, all iPods have a "maximum" song capacity.

For iPod classic, this capacity is around 40,000 to 50,000 songs (or approximately 100 days of music). This is due to the limited RAM of the iPod, which is where the iPod stores the database of songs.

If you store your music in .mp3 files, you might find that you reach the song limit before the full 1TB is used. If you store your music in .ALAC files, you will likely fill the 1TB before you reach the song limit.


Warranty and Guarantee

If you're unsatisfied with your refurbished iPod, you can return it for a full refund within two weeks of purchase.

Internal components are protected under a two-year warranty. Any unexpected failure will be covered, and replaced at no cost.

Damage due to wear-and-tear or user error is not covered under warranty, although any damage can be fixed at any point after purchase for a fee. This includes component failure outside of the two-year warranty.



1TB iPod Classic 7th Generation, in original retail box*

1m 30-pin to USB 2.0 cable


Apple iPod Universal Dock

*It's very unlikely that the box it ships in is the one specifically for that iPod, with matching serial numbers. It's only really included to keep it safe during shipping and also hold various documents.

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