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The 3rd generation iPod was thinner and lighter than it's previous generation thanks to the removal of the FireWire port which was replaced with a iPod Dock Connector. Four touch-sensitive, backlit action buttons were moved above the touch wheel. The 40GB version was slightly heavier and thicker at 6.2 ounces and 0.73" compared to 5.6 ounces 0.62" for the 20GB versions.


  • Status: Discontinued
  • Availability date: 9/2003
  • Price at launch: $399.00


  • Length: 4.1 inches
  • Width: 2.4 inches
  • Thickness: 0.73 inches
  • Weight: 0.39 pounds
  • Color: White / Silver


  • Screen size (diagonal): 2 inches
  • Technology: LCD
  • Color depth: Black/white
  • Touchscreen type: None
  • Multitouch: No


  • Wi-Fi: No
  • Bluetooth: No


  • Internal size: 20 GB, 40 GB
  • External storage: No
  • Max external size: 40 GB


  • Notable services supported: iTunes
  • Audio codecs supported: WAV, AAC, MP3, AIFF


  • Video out: No
  • Headphone jack: 3.5mm
  • Data connection(s): iPod


  • Capacity: 630 mAh
  • Quoted audio time: 8 hr
  • Removable: No


Remote control, Earbud Headphones, AC Adapter, Dock Connector to FireWire, 4-pin to 6-pin FireWire adapter

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