General Product Information

This is the first iPod Shuffle that is available in black. It features VoiceOver technology that allows song names, artist names, album names and playlist contents and names to be spoken in 20 different languages using the Text-to-Speech incorporated in iTunes 8 and 9. It also has gained support for multiple playlists, in contrast to previous versions of the iPod Shuffle, which allowed only a single playlist.

The third generation iPod Shuffle features a polished steel attachment clip, adopting for the first time the polished steel finishing previously found only on the larger iPods, rather than the brushed aluminum used in the second-generation iPod Shuffle. It also no longer has volume or track controls on the device itself. Instead, the packaged iPod earbuds now include a three-button device on the right earbud cord. This adds the functions of changing between playlists, hearing the song title and artist of the track playing, as well as play/pause, track changes and volume control.

Specifications

Size and weight

  • Height: 1.8 inches (45.2 mm)
  • Width: 0.7 inch (17.5 mm)
  • Depth: 0.3 inch (7.8 mm) including clip
  • True volume: 0.26 cu inch (4326 cu mm)
  • Weight: 0.38 ounce (10.7 grams) for iPod shuffle in anodized aluminum
    0.61 ounce (17.2 grams) for iPod shuffle in polished stainless steel

Capacity

  • 2GB or 4GB flash drive
  • Holds up to 500 or 1,000 songs in 128-Kbps AAC format
  • Stores data via USB flash drive

Battery and power

  • Built-in rechargeable lithium-polymer battery
  • Playback time: Up to 10 hours when fully charged
  • Charging via USB to computer system or power adapter (sold separately)
    • 80% charged in 2 hours; fully charged in 3 hours

Audio

  • Skip-free playback
  • Frequency response: 20 Hz to 20,000Hz
  • Audio formats supported: AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), HE-AAC, MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV

Input and output

  • 3.5-mm stereo headphone jack

Headphones

  • Earphones with Remote
  • Frequency response: 20Hz to 20,000Hz
  • Impedance: 32 ohms

Mac system requirements

  • Mac computer with USB 2.0 port
  • Mac OS X v10.4.11 or later
  • iTunes 9 or later

Windows system requirements

  • PC with USB 2.0 port
  • Windows Vista or Windows XP Home or Professional with Service Pack 3 or later
  • iTunes 9 or later

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