I have one that I use in an older car that I want to reformat using iTunes or Finder in macOS.

What is the last version of iTunes that supported the iPod Classic 160 GB?

  • Welcome to Ask Different. If you meant windows to manage your iPod, could you edit and tag the question, please?
    – bmike
    May 21 at 12:20
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    FWIW, I had a 2nd Generation iPod shuffle and it worked fine with modern macOS despite Apple not selling it for years. Apple might not sell all iOS devices nowadays, but generally they are 100% fine with iTunes for management and syncing. May 22 at 13:46
  • You'll need a battery, and might want to think about an SSD drive. See iFixit. May 22 at 22:36

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The current version of iTunes supports the iPod classic (2009, 160GB). In fact, it supports all iPods, all iPhones, and all iPads.

The source is myself, I just synced my 2009 iPod with iTunes earlier today.

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    By 'current version' do you mean the last available for Mac,, the current version for Windows, 12.12.4, or do you actually mean Apple Music?
    – Tetsujin
    May 21 at 7:57
  • Hehe. I was about to test it myself but I realised that the 395 GB I have in iTunes won't fit ... ;) May 21 at 11:58
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    @DavidPostill iTunes has many options for syncing parts of your music library to a smaller iPod.
    – Coxy
    May 21 at 12:02
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    @Coxy Yeah, but I don't really use my 2 iPod classics - they are slitting in a drawer for 5 years. Recently charged and tested them and they still work so that's good. May 21 at 12:05
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    @Tetsujin I mean both, as well as Finder/Music on non-iTunes versions of macOS. I checked Mactracker, seems like you need iTunes 9 or later, running on Windows Vista or Mac OS X 10.4.11 or newer.
    – At0mic
    May 22 at 6:29

Currently (May 2022) the iPod Classic is supported by the latest version of iTunes (v12) on Windows and macOS, as well as the subsequent sync with the "Music" app via Finder in macOS Catalina - Monterey.

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