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Apple iPod Nano 5th Generation

Apple iPod Nano 5th Generation
Brand: Apple
Category: iPod
  • Camera Yes, Video Camera
  • Display 2.2-inch diagonal color TFT display with blue-white LED backlight
  • OS NA
  • Battery NA
  • Storage 8GB, 16GB
iPod Nano 5th Generation
Apple iPod Nano 5th Generation Technical Specifications

Product Brand: Apple

Editor's Rating:


  • Large, high-resolution screen for watching videos and browsing photos
  • FM radio tuner with Live Pause feature
  • Voice recorder function
  • Pedometer and Nike+ integration for fitness tracking
  • Good battery life


  • No touch screen, control using click wheel can be cumbersome
  • Limited storage capacity compared to newer devices
  • No Wi-Fi connectivity or access to App Store
  • No camera or video recording capabilities

Apple iPod Nano 5th Generation Review and Features

At Apple’s September 9, 2009 event, a fifth-generation iPod Nano was unveiled with reduced prices on the larger model (at the time of release, the 8 GB was priced at $149 and the 16 GB at $179), a larger, 56.3 millimetres (2.22 in) diagonal screen (up from 50.8 millimetres (2.00 in) in third and fourth generation iPod Nanos), which was also wider.

The iPod Nano 5th gen was special in so many ways. It was the first iPod or portable media player with some unique features.

  • An integrated video camera with 15 special effects
  • A microphone
  • FM radio with iTunes tagging (via RDS) multiple radio regions, including the Americas, Asia, Australia, Europe, and Japan. A wired headset is needed for FM radio functionality.
  • A loudspeaker
  • Built-in Pedometer

As well as continuing to support picture viewing and video playback, it included Live Pause, a built-in pedometer, Nike+iPod Support and a speaker. This model also had the Genius Mix feature installed.

The headphone jack and dock connector swapped locations so that the headphone jack was to the left of the dock connector. Therefore, the fifth generation iPod Nano used a different Apple Universal Dock insert than the fourth generation.

The fifth-generation iPod Nano had nine finishes: Silver, Black, Purple, Blue, Yellow, Orange, Product Red, Green, and Pink. All had a glossier, shinier finish than the fourth generation. Like the fourth-generation iPod Nano, Product Red Nano was only available in the Apple Online Store and the Apple Retail Store.

This generation was discontinued on September 1, 2010.

Full Technical Specifications

General Technical Specifications

Device Type Portable Media Player
Initial Price 8 GB was priced at $149, and the 16 GB at $179.
Released 09 September, 2009
Status Discontinued
Predecessor iPod Mini
Successor iPod Touch
External Buttons and Connectors Hold switch
Click Wheel
Generation 5th
Colors Silver, Black, Blue, Orange, Purple, Yellow, Green, Pink and RED Special Edition
System Requirements Mac system requirements
Mac computer with USB 2.0 port
Mac OS X v10.4.11 or later
iTunes 9 or later
iPhoto 6.0.6 or later recommended for use with Mac OS X Tiger
iPhoto ’09 recommended for use with Mac OS X Leopard or Snow Leopard

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
Input and Output Dock connector
3.5-mm stereo headphone jack
iPod's Processor Type Samsung ARM
iPod's Processor Speed NA
iPod's Internal Memory 8GB or 16GB flash drive
Holds up to 2,000 or 4,000 songs in 128-Kbps AAC format
Holds up to 7,000 or 14,000 iPod-viewable photos
Holds up to 8 hours or 16 hours of video
Stores data via USB flash drive
Audio Technology Features Audio

Frequency response: 20Hz 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

Video Capture

H.264 VGA video, 640 by 480 pixels, up to 30 frames per second with AAC audio
15 real-time special effects: Sepia, Black and White, X-Ray, Film Grain, Thermal, Security Cam, Cyborg, Bulge, Kaleido, Motion Blur, Mirror, Light Tunnel, Dent, Stretch, and Twirl
Headphone Type 3.5mm Audio jack
Display Info 2.2-inch (diagonal) TFT display
240-by-376-pixel resolution at 204 pixels per inch
Dimensions Height:
3.6 inch (90.7 mm)
1.5 inch (38.7 mm)
0.24 inch (6.2 mm)
Weight 1.28 ounces (36.4 grams)
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

Playback time
Music playback time: Up to 24 hours when fully charged
Video playback time: Up to 5 hours when fully charged

Charging via USB 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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