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Apple iPod shuffle 4th Gen (Wheel/VoiceOver) 2 GB Specs

Identifiers: 4th Gen - MC584LL/A* - A1373 - 2400*

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Apple iPod shuffle 4th GenerationIn a quiet admission that the iPod shuffle 3rd Generation was perhaps less successful than previous iPod shuffle models, the iPod shuffle 4th Generation looks very much like a smaller version of the already diminutive iPod shuffle 2nd Generation and has "clickable ring buttons" like the 2nd Generation model but adds a new "VoiceOver" button on top borrowed from the 3rd Generation model. The VoiceOver functionality reads the name of songs, artists and playlists as well as "Genius Mixes" out loud.

The housing is available in five colors -- silver (which has a black "ring") and blue, green, orange and pink (which have white "rings"). Regardless of color, all models have 2 GB of internal storage capable of holding approximately 500 songs. Apple estimates "up to" 15 hours of battery life.

Also see: What are the differences between the iPod shuffle 4th Generation and the earlier iPod shuffle 3rd Generation? How does the 4th Generation model compare to the 2nd Generation one?

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September 1, 2010 September 12, 2012
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 2010.
N/A Samsung ARM*
Details: *Apple provides no information on the processor used in the iPod shuffle 4th Generation models, but it uses an Apple branded processor, believed to be a Samsung ARM.
N/A 2 GB
Details: N/A
500* None
Details: *Interestingly, Apple no longer provides an estimated song capacity for the iPod line, however, the iPod shuffle (4th Generation) can hold up to 500 songs using Apple's former criteria "based on 4 minutes per song and 128-Kbps AAC encoding." They lack a display and consequently do not support photo slideshows or video playback.
Sync & Charge None
Details: The fourth generation iPod shuffle models are capable of charging and syncing by USB using the provided cable. Firewire "400" is not supported.
USB Stereo Minijack*
Details: The iPod shuffle (4th Generation) models have a single 3.5-mm stereo headphone jack for both "audio and USB charging."
Handheld iPod shuffle 4th Gen
Details: N/A
Colors* Button/VoiceOver**
Details: *The iPod shuffle 4th Generation models are offered in silver (which has a black "ring") and blue, green, orange (gold-ish) and pink (which have white "rings").

**For navigation, these models have a "ring button" (play, volume up, volume down, next and back) as well as a spoken response dubbed "VoiceOver" where the iPod "speaks" the names of songs, artists, playlists and more.
None N/A
Details: The iPod shuffle (4th Generation) models do not have an integrated display.
Lithium Ion 15 Hours
Details: Apple reports that the iPod shuffle (4th Generation) models provide "up to" 15 hours of music playback.

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N/A N/A
Details: The iPod shuffle (4th Generation) models lack a display and consequently do not support photo slideshows or video playback.
"About 3 Hours" MC584LL/A*
Details: *MC584LL/A is for the silver model with a black "control ring." All other models have a white control ring with a colored housing -- blue is MC751LL/A, green is MC750LL/A, orange (goldish) is MC749LL/A, and pink is MC585LL/A. All configurations have 2 GB of storage regardless of color.
4th Gen A1373 (EMC 2400*)
Details: Please note that these identifiers refer to more than one model.

*The EMC number technically is located externally, but it is so far under the "clip" that it is difficult to see.

Also see: All iPods with the A1373 Model Number and the 2400* EMC Number.
1.14 x 1.24 x 0.34 0.44 ounce
Details: In inches - height by width by depth (including clip) -- 29.0 mm x 31.6 mm x 8.7 mm, 12.5 grams.
Mac OS X 10.5.8 Windows XP SP3/Vista
Details: Apple reports that this iPod is compatible with a "Mac computer with a USB 2.0 port, Mac OS X 10.5.8 or later, and iTunes 10 or later."

It is compatible with a "PC with a USB 2.0 port, Windows 7, Windows Vista or Windows XP Home or Professional (SP3) or later, and iTunes 10 or later."
Apple reports that the iPod shuffle 4th Generation models support "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."
None
None
Shipped with "Apple Earphones and and iPod shuffle USB cable (45 mm)."
US$49 US$30-US$40
Details: 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 4th Gen (Wheel/VoiceOver) 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$59 R$229
MXN $749 US$49

Original Prices - Europe

€55 €49
DKK 369 €59
€59 €49
€49 €55
€46,58 €49
NOK 399 €49
€49 SEK 479
CHF 59 £39

Original Prices - Asia

RMB 398 HK$388
Rs 3,200 Rp 549,000
¥4,800 KRW 65,000
RM 179 PHP 2,490
S$78 NT$1,689
THB 2,000 VND 1,399,000

Original Prices - Australia & New Zealand

A$69 NZ$89


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