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Apple iPod shuffle 4th Gen (Mid-2015) 2 GB Specs

Identifiers: 4th Gen Mid-2015 - MKMJ2LL/A* - A1373 - 2400*

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Apple iPod shuffle 4th GenerationThe iPod shuffle 4th Generation (2015 Edition) models effectively are identical to the previous iPod shuffle 4th Gen models released in 2012, but are offered in different color options -- "space gray," gold, silver, hot pink, blue, and red (the gray and silver options have a black "control ring" and the other colors have a white one) -- and they have different operating system support for the required tethered Mac or PC. Perhaps most notably for those with an older Mac or PC, the 2015 iPod shuffle does not work with Mac OS X 10.6, Windows XP, or Windows Vista. It has some different identifiers, too, which EveryiPod.com has diligently hand-documented, as always.

Like earlier 4th Gen iPod shuffle models, the 2015 version has both "clickable ring buttons" for navigation as well as a "VoiceOver" button on top. The VoiceOver functionality reads the name of songs, artists and playlists as well as "Genius Mixes" out loud. All iPod shuffle 4th Gen 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 2nd Generation and 3rd Generation?

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July 15, 2015 N/A
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 2015.
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: *The iPod shuffle (4th Generation) can hold up to 500 songs "based on 4 minutes per song and 128-Kbps AAC encoding." These models 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 2015 version of the iPod shuffle 4th Generation models are offered in "space gray" and silver, which both have a black "control ring," as well as gold, pink, blue, and red, which have white control 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" MKMJ2LL/A*
Details: *MKMJ2LL/A is the order number for the "space gray" color with a black "control ring." The silver color option, which also has a black control ring, is order number MKMG2LL/A. All other options -- gold, pink, blue, and (PRODUCT) RED -- have a white control ring. Gold is MKM92LL/A, pink is MKM72LL/A, blue is MKME2LL/A, and (PRODUCT) RED is MKML2LL/A. All configurations have 2 GB of storage regardless of color.
4th Gen Mid-2015 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. Apple also notes that its "true volume" is 0.35 cubic inches (5668 cubic mm), including the clip.
OS X 10.7.5 Windows 7
Details: Apple reports that this iPod shuffle is compatible with a "Macintosh computer with a USB 2 port, OS X 10.7.5 or later, and iTunes 12.2 or later."

It is compatible with a PC with a "USB 2 port, Windows 7 or later, and iTunes 12.2 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
Ships with "Apple Earphones and and iPod shuffle USB cable (45 mm)."
US$49 US$49
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Global original prices for the iPod shuffle 4th Gen (Mid-2015) 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$399
MXN $929 US$49

Original Prices - Europe

€59 €55
DKK 429 €59
€59 €55
€59 €59
€53,18 €55
NOK 499 €59
€55 SEK 549
CHF 59 £40

Original Prices - Asia

RMB 368 HK$388
Rs 3,700 Rp 829,000
¥5,800 KRW 65,000
RM 189 PHP 3,190
S$68 NT$1,790
THB 2,200 VND 1,499,000

Original Prices - Australia & New Zealand

A$75 NZ$89


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