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Apple iPod Nano 1st Generation

Apple iPod Nano 1st Generation
Brand: Apple
Category: iPod
  • Camera No
  • Display 1.5 inch (diagonal) liquid crystal display with blue-white LED backlight
  • OS OS v1.3.1
  • Battery 400mAh Up to 14 hours of music playback
  • Storage 1GB, 2GB, 4GB
iPod Nano 1st Generation
Apple iPod Nano 1st Generation Technical Specifications 1

Product Brand: Apple

Editor's Rating:


  • Small and lightweight design, perfect for on-the-go use.
  • Easy to navigate and use, with a simple click wheel interface.
  • Large storage capacity for its time, with options for 1GB or 2GB models.
  • Bright and colourful screen display for viewing photos and videos.
  • Long battery life, with up to 14 hours of audio playback.
  • Comes with earbuds and a USB cable for easy charging and syncing with a computer.


  • No support for video playback, unlike later models.
  • Limited color options, with only black or white available.
  • No built-in speaker, so audio playback requires headphones or external speakers.
  • Limited compatibility with newer software and technology, as it was released in 2005.

Apple iPod Nano 1st Generation Review and Features

The iPod Nano (stylised and marketed as iPod nano) is a discontinued portable media player designed and formerly marketed by Apple Inc.

The first generation model was introduced on September 7, 2005, as a replacement for the iPod Mini, using flash memory for storage. After its introduction, iPod Nano went through several differing models or generations. Apple discontinued the iPod Nano on July 27, 2017.

On September 7, 2005, Apple introduced the iPod Nano at a media event, with Steve Jobs pointing to the small watch pocket in his jeans and asking, “Ever wonder what this pocket is for?”

Advertising emphasized the iPod Nano’s small size: 40 millimetres (1.6 in) wide, 90 millimetres (3.5 in) long, 6.9 millimetres (0.27 in) thick and weighing 42 grams (1.5 oz). The stated battery life was up to 14 hours, while the screen was 176×132 pixels, 38 millimetres (1.5 in) diagonal, displaying 65,536 colours (16-bit colour).

1, 2, and 4 GB capacities were available. On November 11, 2011, Apple announced a recall of this iPod nano model due to a battery overheating issue. This recall applied to iPod Nanos sold between September 2005 and December 2006.

Full Technical Specifications

General Technical Specifications

Device Type Portable Media Player
Models MA350LL/A (1GB white)
MA352LL/A (1GB black)
MA004LL/A (2GB white)
MA099LL/A (2GB black)
MA005LL/A (4GB white)
MA107LL/A (4GB black)
Released 07 September, 2007
Status Discontinued
Predecessor iPod Mini
Successor iPod Touch
Generation 1st
Colors iBook white, Jet black.
System Requirements Mac system requirements

Macintosh computer with USB port (USB 2.0 recommended)
Mac OS X v10.3.4 or later

Windows system requirements

PC with USB port or card (USB 2.0 recommended)
Windows 2000 with Service Pack 4 or later, or Windows XP Home or Professional with Service Pack 2 or later
Customizable Settings Customize main menu
Create multiple On-the-Go playlists
Adjust audiobook playback speed
Clicker playback through headphones
Rate songs
Shuffle songs or albums
Repeat one or all
Sound Check on or off
20 Equalizer settings
Backlight timer
Alarms on, off or silent
Sleep timer
Date and time
Display time in menu bar
Contacts sort and display by first or last names
Clicker on or off
Languages: Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese and Turkish
Additional language support for display of song, album and artist information: Bulgarian, Croatian, Romanian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian and Ukrainian
Input and Output Dock connector
3.5-mm stereo headphone jack
iPod's Processor Type ARM 7TDMI CPU PP5021C
iPod's Processor Speed 80 MHz (x2)
iPod's Internal Memory 1GB, 2GB or 4GB flash drive
Holds 240 to 1,000 songs in 128-Kbps AAC format
Holds 15,000 to 25,000 iPod nano-viewable photos
Stores data via USB flash drive
Connectivity USB through Dock connector
Audio Technology Features Audio

Skip-free playback
Frequency response: 20Hz to 20,000Hz
Audio formats supported: AAC (16 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Music Store), MP3 (16 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3 and 4), Apple Lossless, AIFF and WAV
Upgradable firmware enables support for future audio formats


Earbud-style headphones with 18-mm drivers using Neodymium transducer magnets
Frequency response: 20Hz to 20,000Hz
Impedance: 32 ohms
Headphone Type 3.5mm Audio jack
Display Info 1.5 inch (diagonal) liquid crystal display with blue-white LED backlight
176 x 132-pixel resolution, .168-mm dot pitch
Support for display of multiple languages and characters simultaneously
Dimensions Height: 3.5 in
Width: 1.6 in
Depth: 0.27 in
Weight 1.5 oz
Camera No
SIM SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) is a small card that contains mobile network subscriber's account information. This allows the phone using the card to attach to a mobile network. The SIM card is most commonly associated with GSM and UMTS mobile networks. Moving a SIM card from one phone to another allows a subscriber to switch mobile phones without having to contact their mobile network carrier. SIM cards can also be used by a phone to store limited amounts of data, such as phone numbers and text messages. No SIM
Battery Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery 400mAh
Playtime: Up to 14 hours when fully charged(3)
Photo slideshow with music viewing time: Up to 4 hours when fully charged
Charging via USB or FireWire to computer system or power adapter (sold separately)
Fast-charge time: about 1.5 hours (charges up to 80% of battery capacity)
Full-charge time: about 3 hours
Navigation A click wheel with pressure-sensitive buttons under it.

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