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Apple iPod Shuffle 4th Generation Technical Specifications

Apple iPod Shuffle 4th Generation Technical Specifications
Brand: Apple
Category: Apple iPod
  • Camera No
  • Display NA
  • OS NA
  • Battery NA
  • Storage 2GB, 4GB

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Apple iPod Shuffle 4th Generation Review and Features

On August 27, 2010, Apple won a patent for a “Very small form factor consumer electronic product”, which describes the parts and processes that go into making the iPod shuffle’s ultra-portable music player.

On September 1, 2010, the fourth and final generation was released as part of the new iPod lineup. The fourth generation features the return of clickable track and volume controls from the first two generations. The control pad is 18% larger than the second generation of iPod Shuffle, and the dimensions of the device are 29 mm × 31.6 mm × 8.7 mm (1.1 in × 1.2 in × 0.3 in), and it weighs 12.5 g (0.4 oz).

The model also features VoiceOver from the third generation, now with a dedicated physical button, in twenty-nine languages (Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, and Turkish). It also features Genius and can handle multiple playlists. Like the previous generation, it supports MP3, VBR, AAC, Protected AAC, Audible (formats 2, 3 and 4), WAV, AIFF and Apple Lossless, and its battery lasts 15 hours of music, according to Apple.

It was originally sold in five colours (silver with a black control pad, green, blue, orange and pink with a white control pad). However, on September 12, 2012, Apple held an event to introduce the iPhone 5 and a new iPod lineup formally.

The iPod Shuffle remained unchanged except for seven new colour options (silver or black with a black control pad or green, blue, pink, yellow, and purple with a white control pad) and a Product Red edition model with a white control pad.

Unlike the second generation, the iPod does not come with a dock but, like the third generation, comes with a 45 mm USB Cable. The included in-box headphones do not feature a remote control, but the device supports them.

On September 10, 2013, to coincide with the release of the iPhone 5S, the “Slate” colour option was replaced with “Space Grey”.

On July 15, 2015, Apple released 6 new colours (blue, pink, silver, gold, space grey, and Product Red) for the iPod Shuffle.

On July 27, 2017, The iPod Shuffle and the iPod Nano were discontinued.

Full Technical Specifications

General Technical Specifications

Device Type Portable Media Player
Released 01 October, 2010
Status Discontinued
Predecessor iPod Mini
Successor iPod Touch
External Buttons and Connectors Control pad
VoiceOver button
3.5-mm stereo headphone minijack
Generation 4th
Colors Space Gray
Gold
Silver
Pink
Blue
Red - (PRODUCT)RED
System Requirements Mac: USB 2 port, OS X v10.7.5 or later, and iTunes 12.2 or later
PC: USB 2 port, Windows 7 or later, and iTunes 12.2 or later
Internet access required; broadband recommended; fees may apply
Input and Output 3.5-mm stereo headphone minijack
iPod's Processor Type Samsung ARM
iPod's Internal Memory 2GB
FM Radio Support No
Audio Technology Features Audio 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, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV
Headphone Type 3.5mm Audio jack
Dimensions Height: 1.14 inch (29.0 mm)
Width: 1.24 inch (31.6 mm)
Depth: 0.34 inch (8.7 mm) including clip
Weight 0.44 ounce (12.5 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-ion battery
Up to 15 hours of audio playback
Charging via USB to computer system or power adapter (sold separately)
Navigation Click wheel on front, voice over button on top.

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