Apple iPod with scroll wheel

Apple's first MP3 player, the iPod with scroll wheel, started the digital music boom. It had a mechanical scroll wheel and 2-inch black and white screen to navigate its 5GB of music, and it was capable of playing music for up to ten hours.

  • Status: Discontinued
  • Availability date: 10/2001
  • Price at launch: $399.00

What You Need To Know

  • Apple's first MP3 player
  • The control scheme was centered on a mechanical scroll wheel with four navigation buttons surrounding it
  • It only worked on Apple computers, and required a FireWire connection

Basic Specs

Screen size (diagonal) 2 inches
Wi-Fi No
Internal size 5 GB

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Tech Specs

Hardware
Length 4.02 inches
Width 2.43 inches
Thickness 0.78 inches
Weight 0.41 g
Color White
Display
Screen size (diagonal) 2 inches
Resolution (Y) 160 px
Resolution (X) 128 px
Color depth Black/white
Touchscreen type None
Multitouch No
Connectivity
Wi-Fi No
Bluetooth No
Bluetooth version None
Storage
Internal size 5 GB
External storage No
Software
Notable services supported Audible, iTunes
Operating system Proprietary
Audio codecs supported WAV, MP3, AIFF
Ports
Headphone jack 3.5mm
Data connection(s) FireWire
Battery
Capacity 1200 mAh
Quoted audio time 10 hr
Removable No
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