How Much Does an iPod Cost?
An iPod, a type of mp3 player, is a easy way to store and listen to all of your favorite songs on one device. Instead of having to shuffle around multiple cds, one small iPod can store everything for you and the exact song you want will be right at your fingertips.
How much does an ipod cost?
- An iPod shuffle, which is the smallest version, will cost about $50. This version of the iPod does not have a screen and only holds a fraction of the songs larger iPods can hold.
- An iPod nano, which will come in a variety of colors and memory capacities, will cost anywhere from $125 – $175.
- An iPod Touch will cost between $250-$350 depending on the amount of memory.
- An iPod classic could cost anywhere from $200-$400 depending on the memory, size of the screen, movie capabilities, and features.
iPod cost comparisons:
$165 to $240 (new) 160GB
$110 to $129 (new) 8GB
$125 to $150 16GB
$40 to $50 (new) 2GB
$170 to $200 (new) 8GB
$250 to $300 (new) 32GB
$350 to $400 (new) 64GB
Earbuds, adapter, USB
Up to 36 hours
Up to 24 hours
Up to 15 hours
Up to 40 hours
Songs Held (avg. 4 minute song)
2,000 to 4,500
1,600 to 14,000
Size of Screen
How many colors available?
What is going to be included?
- The software that allows you to use your iPod with your computer will be included in your purchase.
- A set of headphones is included with any iPod.
- A charger is included to recharge the battery.
What are the extra costs?
- A case can be purchased to protect your iPod and its screen from damage.
- Some cars have iPod hook-ups, but these cords usually cost extra.
- A car charger can be purchased at an additional cost.
- Sports gear, such as an arm band to hold your iPod while running, is widely available.
- Songs can be purchased through iTunes rather than buying CDs.
- Like any electronic device, an iPod is prone to breaking down. If the iPod is outside of the warranty, repair fees can apply. Repairing an iPod through Apple can start at $49 and go as high as $250. If the battery has to be replaced, the fees can range anywhere from $49 to $79.
- If you want to protect the iPod outside of the manufacture warranty, you will have to purchase something known as, “Apple Care.” This will extend the warranty and protect you from damages.
Types of iPods:
- iPod Classic: Uses a firewire or USB connection, has capacities that include 5, 10, 15, 20, 30, 40 and 60GB. The original release date was in October of 2001. The last classic version was released in September of 2007.
- iPod Mini: Two versions that were released in January of 2004. Runs through a USB and comes in a capacity that includes 4 and 6GB. The mini is a smaller version compared to the classic with a longer battery life.
- iPod Nano: Includes six versions. The first version was released in September of 2005. Capacities include 1, 2, 4, 8 and 16GB. This is a taller form that has more than 9 color choices that include black, purple and more.
- iPod Shuffle: Four generations are currently out as of 2011. One of the smaller iPods available. The shuffle comes with 2GB only. This is the cheapest one to consider among the iPods on the market. One great is voice command which allows you to listen to songs based on your voice.
- iPod Touch: The newest generations of iPods, the first one was released in September of 2007. Similar to the iPhone, the Touch can download apps, has a retina display, camera and more.
Tips to know:
- Take a look at how you’re going to use the iPod. Are you going to use it to store a few songs, or do you want to store a massive amount of movies and songs? The more songs and movies you need to store, the more space you’re going to need. If you need a lot of space, tend to stay away from the models such as the Shuffle and Nano.
- Highly consider the shuffle or nano if using it for exercise and running. While many have less than 4GB in space, this is sufficient enough to store enough much to get through the workout session.
- For more than just music, consider the Touch. If you’ve ever played with the iPhone, the Touch will be able to just as much. You can even make calls downloading apps such as the Skype app. The Touch is great for not only watching movies, but playing games, viewing pictures and more.
How can I save money?
- The best way to save money on an iPod purchase is to watch the sales of your nearby stores or of you favorite online store such as Amazon.
- iPods can be purchased used or refurbished, both cheaper than buying one new.
- Look for deals that include extra gear with purchase of an iPod. There are many packages that can include more than just the standard earbuds and USB cables. Some packages can include cases, car adapters and more.
How can I compare prices?
- When shopping for an iPod, take into consideration the purpose for which you will normally use it. This may help you determine which one to buy.
- Don’t buy an unnecessary amount of memory. The less memory, the cheaper the price.