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Apple iPod 20 GB U2 Special Edition Black M9787LL/A (4th Generation) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

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  • Black enclosure with red Click Wheel and autographs of all four U2 band members on back
  • 20 GB model holds up to 5,000 songs; supports AAC (16 to 320 Kbps), MP3 (32 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible, AIFF, Apple Lossless and WAV
  • Up to 12 hours battery life when fully charged (typically 4 hours); fast-charge in as little as 2 hours
  • Mac OS X or Windows 2000 and XP compatible; FireWire and USB 2.0 interface for fastest digital transfer available
  • Comes with earbud headphones, AC adapter, FireWire cable, and USB 2.0 cable
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Product Information

Technical Details
Brand NameApple
Item Weight2.1 pounds
Product Dimensions6.3 x 6.3 x 6.7 inches
Item model numberM9787LL/A
Operating SystemPC,Mac
Number of Items1
Remote Control DescriptionNone
  
Additional Information
ASINB0002ZAEYK
Shipping Weight2.1 pounds
ShippingCurrently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
Date First AvailableOctober 26, 2004
  
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Apple
  • Model: M9787LL/A
  • Digital Storage Capacity: 20 GB
  • Supported Standards: AAC, MP3 VBR, Audible, AIFF and WAV
  • Hardware Platform: PC, Mac
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Product Description

Product Description

Like no other, iPod U2 Special Edition stands out. Jet Black, it bears a prominent red Apple Click Wheel and, on the flip side, the autographs of each U2 band member. It comes with an exclusive U2 poster, and, of course, the signature white iPod earbuds.

From the Manufacturer

From the Manufacturer Paint it Black
Like no other, iPod U2 Special Edition stands out. Jet black, it bears a prominent red Apple Click Wheel and, on the flip side, the autographs of each U2 band member. It comes with an exclusive U2 poster and, of course, the signature white iPod earbuds. As an extra special treat, it includes an iTunes Music Store coupon you can use to get $50 off your purchase of "The Complete U2." As unique as the iPod itself, this digital boxed set brings together an amazing 400 U2 tracks. Songs span the band's celebrated career. From "Boy" to "War" to "The Joshua Tree" to "Zooropa" to the soon-to-be-released "How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb," it includes every U2 album and features over 25 rare and unreleased tracks.

The U2 iPod Special Edition is Jet black and bears a prominent red Apple Click Wheel and, on the flip side, the autographs of each U2 band member

All I Want Is You
Like other members of the iPod family, iPod U2 Special Edition makes listening to music sheer delight. The fabulous Apple Click Wheel lets you scroll through all your songs, albums and playlists effortlessly. And you can certainly keep plenty of your music on this 20GB iPod. In fact, after purchasing and downloading "The Complete U2," you'll still have enough room for as many as 4,600 other songs.

No matter how much music or how many Audiobooks you bring with you, however, iPod Special Edition remains small and light enough to carry in your pocket: it's no bigger than a pack of playing cards and weighs just 5.6 ounces. It also offers up to 12 hours of battery life, so you can listen to music practically all day.(2) And thanks to 25 minutes of skip protection, you can lead a really active lifestyle -- jogging, bicycling, skate- or snowboarding -- without missing a beat.

What's more, with iPod Special Edition, you enjoy the best auto-sync in the industry. Just connect iPod to your Mac or PC, and iTunes takes care of business, keeping both iTunes and iPod in perfect harmony. Whether you've imported new tunes from CDs or downloaded and purchased them from the iTunes Music Store, iTunes will quickly move them to iPod. Create any On-the-Go Playlists? iTunes will spot those right away, add them to your existing playlists, and update play counts and ratings at the same time.


Apple Ease Crosses Platforms
Whether you use a Windows PC or a Mac, iPod offers a superior solution. You can synchronize your music and data effortlessly, without having to tweak settings each time you transfer files between your iPod and your computer. Simply add new music to iTunes by downloading it from the integrated iTunes Music Store or importing it from your CDs in MP3, AAC or the new Apple Lossless format. Mac owners', can also export their GarageBand compositions to their iTunes music library.

Transfer Your Music Automatically
Once you connect your iPod to your Mac or PC, iTunes automatically begins to update its contents. You don't even have to press a button. iTunes becomes aware that you've connected your iPod and displays it in the Source column. In fact, you can see your music and playlists at a glance. If your iTunes library exceeds the iPod's storage capacity, you can let iTunes fill your iPod or iPod mini for you. iTunes will create a playlist that fits your style -- and your iPod's capacity. iTunes also picks up any of the On-the-Go playlists you've made on your iPod, so you can play or edit them on your Mac or PC. For finer control over your portable music collection, you can turn off Auto-Sync and select your iPod's contents manually.

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Customer Reviews

Another reason why this iPod in particular: I love U2.
K S
Not so... after several iterations with the e-mail support staff, where they are telling me it is my fault, I take the whole thing into an Apple Store.
Arrhenius
If you are the kind of incorrigible u2 fan that is considering buying this ipod, as one of the afflicted, I can assure you: you won't be disappointed.
Bart Motes

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By K S on March 6, 2005
I received my U2 Special Edition iPod for Christmas this year from my darling Mom, and I opened the box with great anticipation. There it was, in my hand: beautifully simple in design; black, red and chrome; shiny, sleek and... mine. I didn't know when I started to charge it, set it up, and fill it with music (as of this writing, over 3000 songs, from downloads and my personal CD collection, and that means I'm still only 3/5ths full!) that this little device would, in a small but important way, change my life.

My iPod is my music, anywhere I want it, any time. No more being tied to a CD player and my umpteen bulky cases of CDs, no more being stuck with the radio and its endless jabbering DJs and horrible commercials. No more having to edit what I listen to for the benefit of those around me. Beyond music, I can download audio books.

Why the iPod? The design is so simple and beautiful that it has set the standard for MP3 players, Apple technology has proven itself stable and powerful, Windows users like me can use it, there are a wide variety of accessories available for it, there are several good online communities devoted to the iPod where you can learn new things, and iTunes is easy to use for loading music into your iPod.

Why this iPod in particular? Because I madly love the black and red. Before the U2 Special Edition came out, I was interested in the iPod, but I absolutely despised the cold clinical white plastic models, and thought the Mini had inadequate capacity. Your aesthetics may vary, which is, of course your right. You may disagree (and may even inflict your poorly spelled (e.g., "eye-soaring"),or otherwise idiotic review of this iPod on us) but isn't it nice that Apple gave me this cool option, while not taking away your beloved white plastic?
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on June 7, 2005
First, let me talk about the internal elements of this special edition iPod. This is pretty basic, as it is really just a 20 GB iPod. It doesn't download quicker or anything. It has the same great iPod quality, and my favorite iPod distinction, it feels sturdy in my hand. Now, on to the true selling point- the physical attributes of this beauty. First of all, I dig the black and red color scheme, which corresponds to the bands latest alblum, How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb (don't dig the name). I know it may not be for everyone, but this is what sold me on it, even though I am not a big U2 fan. Another thing I liked was the glossy finish of the U2 edition. Now the downside- black shows scratches easier. This, however, is not to big of a problem. My solution is to just by a case (clear, preferably, to show the brilliant colors). Another cool feature is signatures on the back by the band members. These laser-engraved autographs are pretty nifty, and are a distinctive feature.Overall, this is a great iPod. A little overpriced at, but the $50 off the complete U2 at iTunes sort of makes up for it. Just remember, this isn't for all. It really makes you standout!
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By L. Herrmann on December 28, 2004
I received the iPod U2 Special Edition for Christmas. Not because I'm a huge U2 fan (a fan, but not a huge fan), but because it so matches my car's interior. Hey, who said all gifts have to have a practical, reasonable explanaition?

I love it, and there are some errors in earlier reviews which I wanted to address.

1. This is a 20Gb unit, not 40, and a 3rd generation. It does not have a color screen or photo viewing options. It DOES act as an external hard drive on both Windows and Mac systems.

2. iTunes is VERY easy to use. It can automatically search an online database of tracknames and then update your iTunes and iPod for those CD's that don't report that info automatically. It is a two click process. Under Advanced, just select Get CD Track Names. Then under File, select Update Song's on iPod. If yur CD is not found in the online database, you can help the iPod community under Advanced by Submit CD Track Names.

3. The iPod, no matter what flavor you get, is the BEST music player on the market. Hands down. Sound, ease of use, design, and available accessories (including car kits by many auto manufacturers like BMW, MINI, etc.) make it the best. Apple has many plans for the iPod, making it the center of its digital world. Look for it to have even more features in future updates.

I don't regret waiting for this generation of iPod, I don't need the picture viewing of the newer models, and this is the coolest looking iPod of all!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By K. Blonde on March 7, 2005
Disclosure: My husband is a programmer with a kick-butt comp and we have a fiber-optic lightning fast internet connection, so my opinion of the performance of loading to the iPod and downloading from iTunes are shaded by those factors and may not represent the norm.

I got my iPod for Christmas from my husband. I love U2 and I have a big collection, so this seemed like the perfect addition. My husband was hesitant to buy it because he is convinced that "new technology" in digital players is right around the corner, but I must have been convincing in my, "but I want it now!" approach because he did buy it. I'm not really that spoiled, I'm kidding, sort of.

Back to my review, I am not particularly tech-savvy. I am an average computer user with average computer skills. I found the iPod and its software to be quite intuitive. The click wheel is easy to use, even when climbing a mountain on the elliptical machine. I find the battery life to be quite acceptable, I use it at work from 6-8 hours a day and it hasn't died on me yet.

I found iTunes to be very easy to install and use. I love being able to set up playlists. This is very handy if you plan on using your iPod for working out. I can set 50 minutes of exercisey-type songs in a playlist and work out without skipping around for a song with a good beat. I've bought quite a few songs from iTunes. It works easily and is very fast. The songs are affordable if you're like me and usually only like 3-4 songs on a CD.

Downloading to the iPod over the firewire connection is automatically done by iTunes. It goes pretty quickly. If I am downloading a bunch of songs onto my iPod, I usually plan on letting it sit for 15 minutes or so to update completely.
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