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Apple iPod Shuffle 2nd Generation Technical Specifications

Apple iPod Shuffle 2nd Generation Technical Specifications
Brand: Apple
Category: Apple iPod
  • Camera No
  • Display NA
  • OS NA
  • Battery NA
  • Storage 1GB

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Apple iPod Shuffle 2nd Generation Review and Features

On September 12, 2006, Apple announced the release of the second-generation iPod Shuffle, calling it “the most wearable iPod ever”.

The second generation initially featured a lone 1 GB model in a silver brushed aluminium case, similar to the second-generation iPod Nano and the older iPod Mini. The new model was less than half the size of the first-generation model at 41.2 x 27.3 x 10.5 mm (1.62 x 1.07 x 0.41 in) and was the size of the iPod Radio Remote.

Apple claimed it was the “world’s smallest MP3 player”. This generation included the new built-in belt clip, and the actual unit was thinner, with the entire device weighing only 15.5 g (0.55 ounces). The power/shuffle/no shuffle switch from the first-generation version was separated into two controls to avoid an accidentally selected mode of operation.

On the second-generation iPod Shuffle, USB connectivity is provided via an included piece of hardware which acts as a docking station for data transfer and recharges the iPod’s internal battery through its headphone jack.

The second-generation iPod Shuffle was also able to act as a flash drive, just like the first-generation iPod Shuffle. However, unlike the first-generation iPod Shuffle, the second generation did not have a built-in USB connector. This means that the docking station was required for connection to a computer.

The second-generation Shuffle could play MP3, MP3 VBR, AAC, Protected AAC, Audible (formats 2, 3 and 4), WAV and AIFF. Due to its low processing power, the only iTunes-supported file format that the iPod did not support is Apple Lossless.

The second generation 2 GB iPod Shuffle was discontinued on March 11, 2009, and the 1 GB version was discontinued on September 9, 2009.

Full Technical Specifications

General Technical Specifications

Device Type Portable Media Player
Released 12 September, 2006
Status Discontinued
Predecessor iPod Mini
Successor iPod Touch
Generation 2nd
Colors Silver, Blue, Green, Purple, Red
System Requirements Mac system requirements

Mac computer with USB 2.0 port
Mac OS X v10.4.8 or later
iTunes 7.4 or later

Windows system requirements

PC with USB 2.0 port
Windows Vista or Windows XP Home or Professional with Service Pack 2 or later
iTunes 7.4 or later
Input and Output 3.5-mm stereo headphone minijack
iPod's Processor Type Samsung ARM
iPod's Internal Memory 1GB USB flash drive
Holds up to 240 songs in 128-Kbps AAC format
Stores data via USB flash drive
FM Radio Support No
Audio Technology Features Skip-free playback
Frequency response: 20Hz to 20,000Hz
Audio formats supported: AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, and 4), WAV, and AIFF
Headphone Type 3.5mm Audio jack
Dimensions Height: 1.07 inch (27.3 mm)
Width: 1.62 inch (41.2 mm)
Depth: 0.41 inch (10.5 mm) (including clip)
Weight 0.55 ounce (15.6 grams)
Camera No
SIM <strong>SIM</strong> (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 polymer battery
Playtime: Up to 12 hours when fully charged
Charging via included USB dock
Full-charge time: about 4 hours
Navigation Four buttons on the front to navigate the playlist.

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