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Apple iPod shuffle 2nd Gen (Late 2008) 1 GB, 2 GB Specs

Identifiers: Late 2008 - MB815LL/A* - A1204 - 2125

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Apple iPod shuffle 2G Late 2008 ColorsThe "Late 2008" colored iPod shuffle (Second Generation) models are the same as the "Late 2007" iPod shuffle 2G series that they replaced, but use different colored housings that more closely resemble -- but do not duplicate -- those from the "Early 2007/Colors" iPod shuffle 2nd Generation models.

The Late 2008 models were offered in blue, green, pink, and silver, as well as "Special Edition (PRODUCT) RED" -- compared to the models they replaced which were available in light blue, light green, and purple, as well as silver and red. Otherwise, these iPod shuffle models are physically identical.

All iPod shuffle (Second Generation) models use a tiny 1.07 inch tall, 0.98 inch wide, and 0.33 inch deep case including a "clip" that makes it easy to attach the iPod shuffle (2nd Geneation) to a pocket or other piece of clothing.

The iPod shuffle 2nd Generation (Late 2008) models use either 1 GB or 2 GB of flash memory (2 GB configuration discontinued March 11, 2009), supporting 240 or 500 songs, respectively and Apple reports an estimated 12 hours of battery life.

Also see:

  • What are the differences between the second generation iPod shuffle and the first generation iPod shuffle?
  • What are the differences between the "Late 2008" second generation iPod shuffle and the "Late 2007" second generation iPod shuffle?

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  • Global Original Prices
  • Popular Q&As

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September 9, 2008 September 9, 2009*
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.

*On March 11, 2009, Apple introduced the iPod shuffle 3G and discontinued the 2 GB configuration of this model. The company continued to sell the 1 GB configuration as a "low end" option until September 9, 2009.

Also see: All iPhone models introduced in 2008.
N/A Samsung ARM*
Details: *Apple provides no information on the processor used in the iPod shuffle 2nd Gen models, but it uses an Apple branded processor, believed to be a Samsung ARM.
N/A 1 GB, 2 GB
Details: N/A
240, 500 None
Details: Apple reports that the 1 GB and 2 GB iPod shuffle (2G) models can hold "up to" 240 or 500 songs, respectively, in "128-Kbps AAC format". They lack a display and consequently do not support photo slideshows or video playback.
Sync & Charge None
Details: The second generation iPod shuffle models are capable of charging and syncing by USB using the provided dock. Firewire "400" is not supported.
USB Stereo Minijack*
Details: The iPod shuffle (2G) models only have a stereo minijack that provides connectivity to the headphones and to a computer using the provided USB dock.
Handheld iPod shuffle 2nd Gen
Details: N/A
Colors* Button*
Details: *The "Late 2008" colored iPod shuffle (2G) was offered in silver, blue, green, pink, and red. It does not have a "Clickwheel" for control.
None N/A
Details: The iPod shuffle (2nd Gen) models do not have an integrated display.
Lithium Ion 12 Hours
Details: Apple reports that the iPod shuffle (2G) models provide "up to" 12 hours of music playback.

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N/A N/A
Details: The iPod shuffle (2G) models lack a display and consequently do not support photo slideshows or video playback.
"About 4 Hours" MB815LL/A*
Details: *MB815LL/A is the Apple order number for the 1 GB iPod shuffle 2G "Late 2008" in green. The 1 GB model in blue is MB813LL/A, pink is MB811LL/A, and silver is MB225LL/A (sharing the same identifer as the "Late 2007" silver model). The 2 GB "Late 2008" model in blue is MB683LL/A, green is MB685LL/A, pink is MB681LL/A, and silver is MB518LL/A (again sharing the same identifer as the "Late 2007" silver model).
Late 2008 A1204 (EMC 2125)
Details: Please note that these identifiers refer to more than one model.

Also see: All iPods with the A1204 Model Number and the 2125 EMC Number.
1.62 x 1.07 x 0.41 0.55 ounce
Details: In inches - height by width by depth (including clip).
MacOS X 10.4.10 Windows XP SP2/Vista
Details: Apple reports that this iPod is compatible with a "Mac computer with a USB 2.0 port, MacOS X 10.4.10 or later, and iTunes 7.7 or later."

It is compatible with a "PC with a USB 2.0 port, Windows Vista or Windows XP Home or Professional with Service Pack 2 or later, and iTunes 7.7 or later."
Apple reports that these iPod shuffle 2G models support "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."
None
None
Shipped with "earphones and [a] dock."
US$49, US$69 US$20-US$35
Details: *On March 11, 2009, Apple discontinued the 2 GB configuration but continued to sell the 1 GB configuration as a "low end" option for US$49.

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).

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Global original prices for the iPod shuffle 2nd Gen (Late 2008) in 34 different countries and territories follow; organized alphabetically by region. Please note that prices with an asterisk (*) are bound by carrier contractual obligations.

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Original Prices - North & South America

C$55, C$65 R$199
N/A US$49, US$69

Original Prices - Europe

N/A €49, €69
N/A N/A
€49, €69 €45, €65
€45, €65 €45, €65
N/A €45, €65
N/A €45, €65
€45, €65 N/A
CHF 119 £32, £45

Original Prices - Asia

RMB 398, RMB 498 HK$370, HK$570
Rs 2,499, 3,449 N/A
¥5,800, ¥7,800 N/A
N/A N/A
S$78, S$108 NT$1,700, NT$2,000
N/A N/A

Original Prices - Australia & New Zealand

A$65, A$89 NZ$99, NZ$149


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