Compare MP3 Players

Apple 20GB iPod M9282LL/A vs Apple 4GB iPod Mini M9436LL/A

This comparison is between the iPod and the iPod Mini. As you can see in the compared specifications, there is not much difference in features. The main differences are the physical size and weight. The iPod Mini is 2 ounces lighter and more compact in all dimensions than its bigger cousin.

Apple 20GB iPod M9282LL/A Description:

The iPod continues to define the perfect digital music player. The fabulous Apple Click Wheel that was first featured on the iPod mini is now available. Weighing it at just 5.3 ounces and slimmer than previous models, the iPod is easy to take with you on your travels. And offering up to 12 hours of battery life, you can play digital music all day long.

A musical dream come true, the fourth-generation iPod offers huge capacity. This 20GB M9282LL/A model in particular lets you easily slip up to 5,000 songs into your pocket. And enjoy it wherever you go. In the car. On the treadmill. At the office. Around the house.

In fact, the new fourth-generation iPod includes features that make it even easier to access -- and have fun with -- your music. Take, for example, the Apple Click Wheel. With the Click Wheel, you can select playlists, scroll through a long list of albums or artists and choose just the song you want to hear without ever lifting your thumb from the wheel. Feel like mixing things up? Now you can choose "Shuffle Songs" right from the main iPod menu. And with the 25 minutes of skip protection iPod provides, you can jump for joy and the music will keep playing.

Apple 4GB iPod Mini M9436LL/A Description:

Apple engineers squeezed all the best features of iPod into a case weighing just 3.6 ounces and smaller than most cell phones. This iPod mini M9436LL/A features an anodized aluminium case that resists stains and scratches. The case weighs practically nothing, but protects iPod mini in your pocket, purse or backpack. Recessed in the case to keep its surface pristine wherever you lay it, the 1.67 inch (diagonal) backlit screen displays full song names and more. Like its (slightly) bigger brother, iPod mini gives you over 25 minutes of skip protection and lasts up to 8 hours on a single battery charge. So you won't pay a penalty for miniaturization.

In fact, all the features of iPod are still under your thumb. Always striving for perfection, Apple engineers moved the iPod's buttons under the wheel. The iPod mini Click Wheel gives you the enhanced durability and sensitivity of the iPod Touch Wheel, with buttons underneath. The Click Wheel takes best advantage of miniscule space and lets you scroll single handedly though all the songs from your iTunes music collection. You'll find such thoughtful construction only from Apple.

The iPod mini M9436LL/A comes with a storage capacity of 4GB or up to 1,000 songs. This particular model's color is shiny blue. Other available colors include silver, gold, green, and pink.

  Apple 20GB iPod M9282LL/A Apple 4GB iPod Mini M9436LL/A
Apple 20GB iPod M9282LL/A Apple 4GB iPod Mini M9436LL/A
Audio Formats
AACYes Yes
AudibleYes Yes
MP3Yes Yes
WAVYes Yes
Storage Capacity20GB 4GB
Storage TypeHard Drive Hard Drive
Display TypeBacklit LCD (Blue-White)Backlit LCD (White)
ID3 Tag InfoYesYes
FirewireYes Yes
USB 1.1Yes Yes
USB 2.0Yes Yes
Additional Features
Alarm ClockYes Yes
Calendar / Address BookYes Yes
EqualizerYes Yes
GamesYes Yes
Sleep TimerYes Yes
Power Supply
AC/DC AdapterYes Yes
BatteryYes Yes
Rechargeable via FireWire cableYes Yes
Rechargeable via USB cableYes Yes
Battery TypeRechargeable Lithium Ion Battery Rechargeable Lithium Ion Battery
Battery Life12 hours 8 hours
Width2.40 inches 2.00 inches
Depth0.57 inches 0.50 inches
Height4.10 inches 3.60 inches
Weight5.60 ounces 3.60 ounces