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Take a trip down mem­ory lane with clas­sic Ap­ple hard­ware

Re­lease date Novem­ber 2004 • ipod gen­er­a­tion: 4G

• In­ter­face sup­ported: Firewire, USB 2.0

• Ca­pac­ity: 20GB

• Sup­ported dig­i­tal au­dio stan­dards: AAC, AIFF, Ap­ple Loss­less, Au­di­ble, MP3, WAV

• Weight: 5.89oz

• Dis­play size: 2-inch (di­ag­o­nal)

• Dig­i­tal player func­tions: Photo play­back Orig­i­nal price: £249/$349 Price now: £120/$180

Around the time that Ap­ple started rolling out its fourth-gen­er­a­tion ipods, it forged a re­la­tion­ship with a cer­tain Ir­ish rock band that would make head­lines and cause a few waves through­out the years. This spe­cial edi­tion U2-branded ipod was the first joint ven­ture, and what a lovely thing it was. Fea­tur­ing a red and black de­sign on the front to tie-in with U2’s lat­est al­bum, How To Dis­man­tle An Atomic Bomb, and laser-etched sig­na­tures of all four band mem­bers on the back, the de­vice also shipped with an ex­clu­sive U2 poster and money-off coupon for The Com­plete U2 box-set on itunes. Three fur­ther U2-branded ipods fol­lowed (a 4th Gen colour, a 5th Gen and a 5th Gen ‘en­hanced’) be­fore that Songs Of In­no­cence de­ba­cle…

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