Apple iPod classic, 160GB, Black

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Product information

They say a real classic never goes out of fashion, and after seeing the Apple iPod classic 160GB, we hope you’ll agree.

Beneath the slim, all-metal black body lies an 160GB hard drive capable of storing 40,000 songs or 200 hours of video. And thanks to approximately 36 hours of audio or 6 hours video playback from a single recharge, you’re bound to enjoy your music or movies on the move longer.

Luckily it’s never been easier to find what you want from your collection. A built-in search function lets you use the Click Wheel to type out the name of the song, artist, album, audio book, or podcast you’re looking for. iPod classic 160GB returns results instantly as you select letters on its crystal clear 2.5 inch colour screen.

A new Genius feature also turns your iPod into your very own personal DJ. It cleverly creates playlists by finding songs in your music library that go perfectly together.

Another nice feature is Cover Flow, which allows you to flick through your albums by the cover art, a bit like leafing through a box of LPs to find your favourite record.

With cool looks, enhanced searching and excellent sound quality, the iPod classic 160GB makes an ideal travel companion.

Note: The required software is downloadable from the Apple website.


  • PC and Mac compatible
  • Completely skip-free playback
  • 36 hours of continuous play (audio) from a 3-hour charge; 2-hour fast charge to 80% capacity
  • Autosync your entire iTunes library
  • Create playlists and rate songs
  • Shuffle songs or albums
  • Customise menus
  • Store and view contacts, calendars and to-do lists.
  • Sleep timer and alarm clock function.
3 built-in games.

System Requirements:
iTunes 10.7 or later
Mac: Mac OS X v10.6.8 or later
PC: Windows 8 (32-bit only) Windows Vista or Windows XP Home or Professional with Service Pack 3 or later.

Accessories Included
Docking adaptor, earbud headphones, USB 2.0 cable
Battery life Information How long the battery lasts for (and if applicable) until it needs recharging
Up to 36 hours audio or 6 hours video
Bluetooth Enabled Information Wireless way of transferring data between electronic devices over short distances
H997 x W410 x D295mm
Eligible for International Delivery
Model name / number
Online Exclusive
Power Supply
Rechargeable lithium-ion battery, docking adaptor
Screen size Information Measured diagonally.
Transfer method Information The way music or videos are transferred to the player
USB 2.0
Weight Information Unpackaged weight


Click & collect

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Next, named or Saturday UK delivery.


Next/named day UK delivery pre-10.30am.


Collect+ from a local shop from Wednesday - postcode exclusions apply for Collect+ deliveries

Trial in Scotland, Wales, SW England and N Ireland only

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International delivery not available


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Q & As


Apple iPod classic, 160GB, Black 4.8 5 103 103
The only way to listen to music Have steered clear for years but have been convinced by friends to 'convert' ! WOW now listening to C.D's I haven't listened to in years, have got hold of single tracks from I Tunes that I have only ever had on vinyl and the sound quality is far superior to C.D's. Would recommend to anyone with a big C.D collection - I've got 4500 tracks, have only copied 2/5th's of my collection and still have 125gb of 'space' on my classic - room for loads more songs!!! 16 January 2014
Fantastic item So this is the third iPod Classic I've purchased. Unfortunately the battery wears down over time and the back of the ipod gets scratched really easily, but they are robust little things and for storage capacity and ease of use there's nothing else in the market to compete with it. You'll probably want to upgrade the earphones, they're not the best quality. Personally, I've never had a problem with the volume levels. It's more than adequate! 09 October 2013
Frustrated System Requirement information for this product on John Lewis website states Mac OSX v10.4.11 or later. This is incorrect I believe. My new iPod will not synch with my Macbook running OSX v10.5.6. and iTunes 10.6.3 To synch it will require iTunes v10.7 or later on the computer. To install this version of iTunes needs OSX v10.6,8. So v10.4.11 is not good enough !! Now I've got to update my entire laptop using upgrade discs etc to get my new iPod working !! Aaargh !! 13 April 2013
excellent product i purchased the iPod classic so I could download my cd collection and dispense with the cd's with its large memory this was an ideal choice for my requirements syncing to I tunes was easy and transferring to the iPod was also easy after the time consuming download of numerous cd's the iPod itself is extremely well made and finished,controls are simple and very precise the meus are easy to use and varied with easy search facilities the playback is excellent with earphones and with a reasonably good docking station I personally thought the sound was terrific an excellent piece of kit and hard to fault in my own personnel opinion an excellent buy 11 January 2013
Brilliant Buy Really good product just what i wanted for music play. Would recommend as the preferred choice. 10 January 2013
Great Ipod Great little ipod. Is perfect for the person I bought it for. John Lewis delivered it quickly and it was the cheapest I could find on the internet! 08 January 2013
Very useful product Purchased this IPod for my husband for Xmas so that he could put all of his vast CD collection on, which he has now done and he is very pleased, and so am I - no more CD's in the lounge! 07 January 2013
Apple iPod classic, 160GB, Black Excellent product. Just what I wanted. Stores all my current music and lots of space left for much more in the future. Excellent service and delivery from John Lewis. 06 January 2013
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