iPod 6.5 Generation

iPod Specs:
Released:  September 10, 2008

Capacity:  160 Gig
Connection:  USB
Compatibility:  Windows XP/Vista Mac OS X
Batery Life (Audio):  36 Hours
Batery Life (Video):  6 Hours
Size:  4.1 x 2.4 x 0.41 inches (103.5 x 61.8 x 10.5 mm)
Weight:  4.9 ounces (140 grams)

iPod Expert Comments:

The 6.5 generation iPod "classic." features an all-new interface, headlined by Cover Flow and a new all-metal shell.

 User Comments:

40 Responses to “iPod 6.5 Generation”

  1. Rosa on January 4th, 2009 at 5:35 pm says:

    I have this one and its so awesome….I got it for my birthday…idk how I’m gonna fill all the gigs but if your thinking about getting an iPod…definitely get this one :)

  2. Dan on January 23rd, 2009 at 8:46 pm says:

    I hear the IPod touch is really cool but 16GB for $300.00 some odd dollars is a little crazy to me. Especially when I got this one for $249.99 with 120GB have loaded over 1,800 songs and 12 movies/tv shows and stll have 94GB left on it. I am a gadget person but also look at what I can afford.

  3. Paige on February 3rd, 2009 at 12:00 am says:

    This iPod is amazing. For 120 gigs and new, $249 is a great price. with my calculations I just did, this iPod can hold 30,000 songs, 120 movies, and 240 TV Shows. This is amazing, and at that price, that is one sweet bargain. It has features like Cover Flow, and a 2.5 display. This is probably the best iPod classic I’ve seen.

  4. Reagan on February 4th, 2009 at 5:20 am says:

    Do you even know 30,000 songs.

  5. Conor from the United Kingdom of Great Britian on February 4th, 2009 at 1:56 pm says:

    I’d never ever need that much memory just for music. Maybe, if I had LOADS of movies…

  6. EricAhaha on February 6th, 2009 at 3:56 am says:

    30,000 songs don’t last you life time.. it’s only 100 days… well, it is enough for you to get perfect abs :)

  7. Cooper on February 6th, 2009 at 3:14 pm says:

    got this for my birthday, its good but i have had some problems with the click wheel. To be honest, I would prefer to have my old photo back, but this is a worthy replacement.

  8. George on March 1st, 2009 at 11:00 pm says:

    This is sick! I hate it.

  9. hola on March 6th, 2009 at 3:26 am says:


  10. icefruit on March 27th, 2009 at 10:03 pm says:

    It looks like a good piece of hardware.
    But I need Rockbox or linux on it, Itunes is not good for me.
    Sorry apple, this one cannot be cracked…you can keep it…

  11. Mrmclaren27 on April 6th, 2009 at 3:39 am says:

    My dad has this one and it’s really nice but I have a 32 gb 2nd gen touch and I must say that it’s was cooler and wayyyy more advanced. I guess you get more bang for your buck with this one but if you have enough, definately get an iPod Touch.

  12. Frodo on April 6th, 2009 at 4:16 pm says:

    Which is better, iPod Touch or Classic? I’d personally take the Touch cuz I don’t know enough songs and i love movies. The classic doesn’t have as big a screen. The Classic is definately awesome though.

  13. Paige on April 26th, 2009 at 4:28 pm says:

    Frodo, I would have to stay the classic is better.
    Though, The Classics have huge hard drives, meaning big damage is a drop, which the more drops, its getting closer to its deathbeds.
    The Touch is light, but You may want a cover for the screen.
    -But The Classic Price is way better.:

    -iPod Classic, 120GB: $249
    -iPod Touch, 32GB: $399

    -So, I would definatly say classic! the negative is harddrive, but, it is a big space for little cost!

  14. shydora brown on April 29th, 2009 at 4:30 pm says:

    i love the ipod touch. they are so cool

  15. koolio218 on May 31st, 2009 at 2:54 pm says:

    I like that it holds ass loads off memory!

  16. Taylor on July 3rd, 2009 at 10:18 am says:


    I’m Apple…and I refuse to admit the fact that all I care about is taking money from dumb-as-fuck consumers, while at the same time convincing them that they are the cool kids in school.

    Can’t blame Apple for this marketing campaign…it has worked for decades. Just spare those of us who actually know a thing or two the usual “Hey, did you guys check out the new Apple ? It really is revolutionary!”

    No, it’s not revolutionary. The only “revolutionary” thing about the iPod was that Apple was smart enough to campaign to a younger audience. Honestly, those of us born before 1995 can remember a time when Apple really was a fucking joke. No one gave a shit about Jobs’ and Wozniak’s pathetic attempt at an OS.

    It was not until the beginning of this decade/century that people began to reference them for being “cultural icons,” which is just ridiculous. Linus Torvalds and Bill Gates…there are two icons. While people may hate Gates for his “greedy, corporate ways,” it does not change the fact that he created an OS that actually did revolutionize computers for decades to come. And though only a handful of Linux fans (compared to Windows/Mac fans) exist…pretty much all of them are in agreement that it is a better OS than Mac could ever be…and yes, I do realize that Mac is based off of UNIX…that does not change the fact that Jobs/Wozniak created a sub-standard operating system.

    I will not say that the iPod is a bad product; Apple definitely cornered the market on mp3 players eight years ago. That being said, the iPod is not the only media player in existence…and the fact that you Apple tools seem to think otherwise speaks volumes about your competence.

  17. Forrest on July 17th, 2009 at 7:10 pm says:

    jobs didn’t work at apple in ’95… gates stole the microsoft OS from jobs in the 80′s… linux is cool… OSX is easier : )

  18. Taylor on July 20th, 2009 at 6:54 pm says:

    Thank you for proving my point Forrest. Gates didn’t steal “the Microsoft OS from Jobs in the 80′s.” He based MS-DOS off an earlier operating system (which he bought) called QDOS (Quick and Dirty Operating System).

    The fact that you Apple tools love to think otherwise is laughable.

  19. yodakiller on August 7th, 2009 at 12:18 am says:

    I have owned 3 ipods, the first being the photo which was crap due to poor reliability, the second was a nano which was not too bad now i have this which is awesome i recommend it to anyone looking for a good mp3 player.

  20. nch36 on August 15th, 2009 at 12:45 am says:

    are there any newer generations coming out this year for classic?

  21. brooklynsk8r on August 30th, 2009 at 2:39 am says:

    its too big 4 a skateboarder no pocket space and i dont wear my pants down

  22. stevejobs on August 30th, 2009 at 2:43 am says:

    I am proud of this product but usually i would defend this but now im mad at my self for making this product but it sucks and it is too big too much space like a million songs and a whole bunch of glitches that i hate like freezing and dying easily so im sorry apple customers and good night

  23. vlado - Slovakia on October 10th, 2009 at 10:17 pm says:

    I´m REALLY, REALLY satisfied with this one. I previously had a 30GB model. It was very very good, but I wanted it to replace it because of the battery life. 14 hours written on the paper doesn´t reach in reality. Now I have the 120GB for 2 weeks and I listen to it for 2 hours a day and It still keeps the battery in green field. MAGIC ONE! And the size is not that big, i don´t wear it for sprts, so I´m not gona damage it. There is no better MUSIC iPod from this. High capacity, LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONG BATERY LIFE!!!!! THAT IS THE BASIC REASON TO GET IT.

  24. jack attack on December 10th, 2009 at 9:39 pm says:

    i have a “collection” i have this ipod, and two other ipos classics as well as a new 64gb ipod touch and the new nano with the camera… but i still love the fact that this has plenty of room for all of my movies i have soo much media this year alone i have spent 650$ in the itunes store fro app- movies- and music but i love apple and i love ipods

  25. Erica on December 25th, 2009 at 8:14 pm says:

    I just got this today to use in conjunction with all my other iPods. I am loading a little over 38 GB of music on it so I still have 109 GB of the available 148.79 GB.

    I have:

    16GB Nano 4th Gen (it has music on it, but this one may be given away soon)

    4GB 3rd Gen Shuffle (this one also has music on it, and may be given away)

    8GB 3rd Gen Nano (music)

    2 GB Shuffle 2nd Gen (audiobooks)

    32 GB Touch (which is where my videos, movies, iPod Touch games and audiobooks are)

    80 GB 6th Gen Classic (music and iPod Click Wheel Games)

  26. Erica on December 26th, 2009 at 3:04 pm says:

    Need to make a correction. I have 116 GB left.

  27. brandon james on January 13th, 2010 at 9:52 pm says:

    the best model made,, but it wood be sicker if it had sound without headphones like the itouch and new nano videos do.

  28. Megan on February 11th, 2010 at 12:49 am says:

    well george obviously has problems….

  29. Jed on April 2nd, 2010 at 5:23 am says:

    I constantly back up my computer with this thing, 160 gigs is amazing, its like a mini external hard drive, but I would get an iphone or itouch if i could, my brother has one and apps are really helpful

  30. Brent on July 19th, 2010 at 7:24 pm says:

    Taylor of July 3rd 2009,

    The only operating system that Bill Gates ever “created” was DOS, (even with that, he bought it for 50 grand).

    Before Apple was going to release the Macintosh, Steve Jobs hired Microsoft just so that they wouldn’t go to IBM. He gave them three prototype Macintoshes, which Gates reverse engineered the software, and called it windows.


  31. Taylor on July 23rd, 2010 at 8:24 pm says:

    “The only operating system that Bill Gates ever “created” was DOS”

    Uh, that’s exactly what I had stated. He bought Q-DOS and built the original DOS around that.

    “He gave them three prototype Macintoshes, which Gates reverse engineered the software, and called it windows. ”

    You have sources for this, or is this just more fanboy ranting without any real truth behind it?


    Well, since you wrote in all caps, you must be right.


  32. Officer G on November 7th, 2010 at 11:29 am says:

    Taylor, stop being a troll and take your soapbox to another crowd. Who really cares? Besides you, I mean?

  33. Taylorisgay on November 18th, 2010 at 1:00 pm says:

    you guys are ridiculous, meaning Taylor.

  34. David from Brisbane on November 18th, 2010 at 9:21 pm says:

    This is only my second Ipod Classic. I have gone through about 5 shuffles and one Nano as well since my first Ipod in 2006.

    And I have to say despite my question marks that prevented me from rushing into the Ipod craze I am more than happy with this version of the Classic. I own around 3,500 CD’s and 1,500 vinyl LP’s so a storage space this size has been perfect for putting almost my entire collection together for travel and work.

    And the music runs well through Linux and Banshee for me so that keeps me happy. Thanks Apple. Never imagined I would be so happy to own one of your products. ;)

  35. AJ2603 on February 10th, 2011 at 3:31 pm says:

    Wow! You guys get too damn emotional about Steve and Bill. Who cares about who made what?

  36. Paul on July 23rd, 2011 at 5:04 pm says:

    Both gates and jobs claim that they got the idea for the GUI from Xerox. The fact is that Jobs definitely did, and the fact is also that Jobs showed his OS to Gates because they were friends. Shortly after seeing the OS that Jobs made, gates developed windows. When Jobs said “you stole my idea” Gates fell back on the fact that he too had gotten his Idea from the platform that Xerox had made but didn’t know what to do with. Also keep in mind, that the Mac OS was always a true operating system where as Windows was originally only an operating environment, and didn’t become a true OS until Windows 95 came out. Apple’s OS came out in 1984.

  37. MACSTER I GUESS on July 30th, 2011 at 6:18 pm says:

    hey geek squad, go argue somewhere else. if you dont like steve jobs and the products of apple then why bother going to mac product related websites just to bitch? do you have NOTHING better else to do with your time? did steve jobs cheat on you too? does your invisible exgirlfriend own a mac, has had every iphone and ipod, and you despise mac just because of this or what? you’ve so much fucking hate and its ridiculous dude.

    so you hate mac and steve jobs. ok. good for you. now get the fuck out of here. this topic is about ipod 6.5gen. not how bad taylor hates steve and mac products

  38. Amber Ketterman on November 2nd, 2011 at 3:42 pm says:

    I really like this iPod. I have all the space I will ever need without having to pay a huge price. Yea the iPod Touch has apps and such but I would not use half of them. I am extremely glad I chose the iPod Classic.

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  40. Apple on April 14th, 2012 at 1:28 am says:

    please don’t hate on apple for being successful. you don’t become successful by accident. to think otherwise….would be ridiculous. billions in net worth for a reason..

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