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As it uses flash memory but colored aluminum cases, the Apple iPod nano (Second Generation) looks like a cross between the first generation iPod nano and the second generation iPod mini. It uses either 2 GB, 4 GB, or 8 GB of flash memory, capable of supporting either 500, 1000, or 2000 songs, respectively. Regardless of capacity, every iPod nano (2G) is capable of holding "up to" 25,000 iPod nano-viewable photos, but none support video playback. The 2 GB model is available in silver, the 4 GB model in silver, green, blue, and pink, and the 8 GB model in black only. Hardware enhancements from the original iPod nano include longer battery life (a reported 24 hours), and a brigher 1.5 inch (diagonal) LCD display. The software was improved with a search engine.
Also see: What are the differences between the second generation iPod nano models?
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|Introduction Date:||September 12, 2006||Discontinued Date:||September 5, 2007|
|Details:||The "Introduction Date" refers to the date a model was introduced via press release. The "Discontinued Date" refers to the date a model either was replaced by a subsequent system or production otherwise ended.
Also see: All iPhone models introduced in 2006.
|Processor Speed:||N/A||Processor Type:||Samsung ARM*|
|Details:||*Apple provides no information on the processor used in the iPod nano 2G models, but it uses an Apple branded processor, believed to be a Samsung ARM. For in-depth speculation regarding all of the chips used, please refer to the iPod nano 2G "autopsy" from the always excellent ArsTechnica.|
|Onboard RAM:||N/A||Storage Capacity:||2 GB, 4 GB, 8 GB|
|Song Capacity:||500, 1000, 2000||Photo Capacity:||25,000|
|Details:||Apple reports that the 2 GB model can hold "up to" 500 songs, the 4 GB model 1000 songs, and the 8 GB model 2000 songs in "128-Kbps AAC format". All models can hold "up to" 25,000 photos. It does not support video playback.|
|USB Support:||Sync & Charge||Firewire Support:||Charge Only|
|Details:||The second generation iPod nano models are capable of charging and syncing by USB via the dock connector. It also can charge, but not sync via Firewire "400".|
|Details:||Apple reports that this model provides "USB through dock connector."
*Ports include the "dock connector [and] stereo minijack".
|Case Type:||Handheld||Form Factor:||iPod nano 2nd Gen|
|Details:||Aluminum cases -- available in silver, green, blue, pink, and black.|
|Built-in Display:||1.5" 16-bit LCD||Display Resolution:||176x132|
|Details:||The iPod nano 2G models have a "1.5-inch (diagonal) color LCD [display] with LED backlight". Apple reports that the second generation models are brighter than the original and the software includes a brightness control.|
|Battery Type:||Lithium Ion||Battery Life (Music):||24 Hours|
|Details:||Apple reports that the iPod nano (3G) provides "up to" 24 hours of music playback.
Site sponsor Other World Computing has replacement batteries that are higher capacity than the stock models as well as cases, headphones, speakers, and other accessories.
|Battery Life (Photos):||5 Hours||Battery Life (Video):||N/A|
|Details:||The iPod nano 2G models provide "up to" 5 hours of photo slideshows with music. Apple provides no support for video playback.|
|Full-Charge Time:||"About 3 Hours"||Apple Order No:||MA477LL/A*|
|Details:||Apple reports that the iPod nano 2G models charge completely in "about 3 hours" and also will "fast charge" in 1.5 hours to 80% capacity.
*The MA477LL/A order number is for the 2 GB iPod nano (2G) in silver. The 4 GB model was offered in silver (MA426LL/A), blue (MA428LL/A), green (MA487LL/A), and pink (MA489LL/A). The 8 GB model (MA497LL/A), was offered only in black.
|Apple Subfamily:||iPod nano 2nd Gen||Apple Model No:||A1199 (EMC 2115)|
|Details:||Please note that these identifiers refer to more than one configuration, but can uniquely identify the iPod nano 2nd Gen.
Also see: All iPods with the A1199 Model Number and the 2115 EMC Number.
|Dimensions:||3.5 x 1.6 x 0.26||Avg. Weight:||1.41 ounces|
|Details:||In inches - height by width by depth.|
|Mac Support:||MacOS X 10.3.9||Windows Support:||Windows 2000/XP|
|Details:||Apple reports that this iPod is compatible with a "Macintosh computer with a USB 2.0 port, MacOS X 10.3.9 or later, and iTunes 7 or later."
It is compatible with a "PC with USB 2.0, Windows 2000 with Service Pack 4 or later or Windows XP Home or Professional with Service Pack 2 or later, and iTunes 7 or later."
|Audio Support:||Apple reports that the iPod nano 2G supports "AAC (16 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), MP3 (16 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3 and 4), Apple Lossless, WAV, [and] AIFF."|
|Photo Support:||Apport reports that the iPod nano 2G syncs iPod-viewable photos in "JPEG, BMP, GIF, TIFF, PSD (Mac only), and PNG formats".|
|Incl. Accessories:||Shipped with "earphones, USB cable, [and] dock adapter."|
|Original Price:||US$149, $199, $249||Est. Current Retail:||US$30-US$60|
|Details:||2 GB iPod nano (2G), only in silver (MA477LL/A), was US$149. The 4 GB model in silver (MA426LL/A), blue (MA428LL/A), green (MA487LL/A), and pink (MA489LL/A) were US$199. The 8 GB model (MA497LL/A) was available only in black and cost US$249.
Please note that on average the estimated current retail pricing of used systems is updated twice a year (please refer to the date on the bottom of the page for the date last updated).
Photo Credit: Apple Computer.
Global original prices for the iPod nano (2nd Gen) in 24 different countries and territories follow; organized alphabetically by region. Please note that prices with an asterisk (*) are bound by carrier contractual obligations.
For global original prices for all iPod, iPhone, and iPad models in one particular country on a single page, please refer to Everyi.com's Global Original Prices section.
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Original Prices - North America
|Canada:||C$169, C$229, C$299||United States:||US$149, $199, $249|
Original Prices - Europe
|Austria:||N/A||Belgium:||€159, €209, €259|
|Denmark:||DKK 1,199, 1,599, 1,999||Finland:||N/A|
|France:||€159, €209, €259||Germany:||€149, €199, €249|
|Ireland:||N/A||Italy:||€149, €199, €249|
|Netherlands:||€149, €199, €249||Norway:||N/A|
|Portugal:||N/A||Spain:||€149, €199, €249|
|Sweden:||N/A||Switzerland:||CHF 219, 289, 359|
|United Kingdom:||£99, £129, £169|
Original Prices - Asia
|China:||RMB 1,500||Hong Kong:||N/A|
|Japan:||¥17,800, ¥23,800, ¥29,800||Singapore:||N/A|
Original Prices - Australia & New Zealand
|Australia:||A$219, A$299, A$380||New Zealand:||NZ$289, NZ$389, NZ$489|
Ten of the most popular Q&As about the iPod line follow.