When first introduced, the iPod 1G only existed in a 5 GB version. The 10 GB version was added in March 2002.
The iPod 1G is the only iPod ever to have a physically-movable scroll wheel. Apart from this, other unique features of the iPod 1G include:
- All 5GB models are iPod 1Gs
- There was no cap to protect the FireWire port
The last version of the iPod software that can be applied on 1G iPods is iPod Software 1.5. Support for all 15 languages (standard with Mac OS X) was included with iPod Software 1.0.4 (although version 1.0.3 included it first, despite a compatibility problem with blue-and-white Power Macintosh G3s).
iPod 1G sold for USD 399. There was also a 10 GB version of the 1st-generation iPod.
- M8513 and M8541: original scroll wheel, 5 GB, Mac version only
- M8709: original scroll wheel, 10 GB, Mac version only
It was really a milestone in the MP3 player world..
Versions of iPod Software Supported
- iPod Software 1.0
- iPod Software 1.0.1
- iPod Software 1.0.2
- iPod Software 1.0.3
- iPod Software 1.0.4
- to be continued
- iPod Software 1.4
- iPod Software 1.5
Sources and References
- Data from the iPodlounge, accessed 12 Feb 2005