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Apple iPod nano (7th Gen/2.5" Multitouch) 16 GB Specs

Identifiers: iPod nano 7th Gen - MD481LL/A* - A1446 - 2601*

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Apple iPod nano (7th Gen)The iPod nano (7th Gen/2.5" Multitouch) features a 2.5" color TFT display (240x432, 202 ppi) and 16 GB of flash storage in an aluminum housing originally offered in eight colors -- dark gray "slate," silver, purple, pink, yellow, green, blue, and red (on September 10, 2013, Apple swapped the "slate" color for a gunmetal "space gray") -- with either a black or white glass front (black for the slate and space gray options and white for the others).

It resembles a "mini iPod touch" and likewise has a "home" button (like the iPod touch and iPhone, but with a circle icon rather than a square with rounded corners), supports a multitouch interface, and runs an iOS-inspired operating system but it cannot run iOS applications.

Other features include H.264 video playback support (720x576), Bluetooth 4.0 for use with Bluetooth-enabled headphones, speakers, and compatible car stereos, an integrated pedometer, and FM radio with "live pause" functionality as well as Nike+iPod, VoiceOver, and "Shake to Shuffle" support. It does not have a microphone, speaker, or camera.

The 16 GB of flash memory is capable of holding roughly 4000 songs or 14,000 photos, respectively, and Apple estimates that battery life is "up to" 30 hours of music playback or 3.5 hours of video playback when fully charged.

Also see: What are all the differences between the iPod nano 7th Generation (A1446) models and the iPod nano 6th Generation (A1366) models they replaced?

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September 12, 2012* July 15, 2015
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 September 10, 2013, Apple discontinued the dark gray "slate" color option and replaced it with a gunmetal "space gray" color.

Also see: All iPhone models introduced in 2012.
N/A Samsung ARM*
Details: *Apple provides no information on the processor used in the iPod nano (7th Gen) models, but it is believed to be a Samsung ARM like previous models.
N/A 16 GB
Details: N/A
4000* 14,000*
Details: *Although Apple no longer officially provides an estimated song or photo capacity for the iPod line, using Apple's former criteria "based on 4 minutes per song and 128-Kbps AAC encoding," this model is capable of holding roughly 4000 songs or 14,000 photos.
Sync & Charge None
Details: The iPod nano (7th Gen) models are capable of charging and syncing by USB via its off-centered bottom Lightning connector.
USB, Audio Lightning, Headphone
Details: The iPod nano (7th Gen) models have a "Lightning" port that connects to a computer via USB.
Handheld iPod nano 7th Gen
Details: The iPod nano (7th Gen) models use a rectangular aluminum and glass case design. Unlike the previous iPod nano line, it does not have a "clip" to attach to clothing.
Colors* Multi-touch
Details: *Aluminum cases -- originally offered in eight colors -- dark gray "slate," silver, purple, pink, yellow, green, blue, and red. On September 10, 2013, Apple discontinued the dark gray "slate" color option and replaced it with a gunmetal "space gray" color. The "slate" and "space gray" configurations have a black glass front whereas the other configurations have a white glass front.
2.5" LCD 240x432
Details: The iPod nano (7th Gen) models have a 2.5-inch (diagonal) color TFT LCD display (240-by-432-pixel resolution display at 202 pixels per inch).
Lithium Ion 30 Hours
Details: Apple reports that the iPod nano (7th Gen) provides "up to" 30 hours of music playback when fully charged, as well as 3.5 hours of video playback.

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N/A 3.5 Hours
Details: Apple reports that the iPod nano (7th Gen) provides 3.5 hours of video playback. Apple does not provide an estimate of photo playback, specifically.
"About 3 Hours" MD481LL/A*
Details: *MD481LL/A refers to the iPod nano (7th Gen) in dark gray "slate" (which also has a black glass front). On September 10, 2013, Apple replaced the "slate" color with a gunmetal "space gray" option (which also has a black glass front). This "space gray" color is order number ME971LL/A.

All other colors have a colored aluminum housing with a white glass front. Silver is MD480LL/A, purple is MD479LL/A, pink is MD475LL/A, yellow is MD476LL/A, green is MD478LL/A, blue is MD477LL/A, and (PRODUCT) RED is MD744LL/A.
iPod nano 7th Gen A1446 (EMC 2601*)
Details: *Please note that these identifiers refer to more than one model. Please also note that the EMC number is not externally listed on the device so it cannot be used readily for identification.

Also see: All iPods with the A1446 Model Number and the 2601* EMC Number.
3.01 x 1.56 x 0.21 1.1 ounces
Details: In inches - height by width by depth (76.5 mm x 39.6 mm x 5.4 mm, 31 grams). Apple also reports that its "true volume" is 0.95 cubic inches (15,537 cubic millimeters).
Mac OS X 10.6.8 Windows XP SP3/Vista
Details: Apple reports that this iPod is compatible with a "Macintosh computer with a USB 2.0 or 3.0 port, OS X 10.6.8 or later, and iTunes 10.7 or later."

It is compatible with a "PC with USB 2.0 port, Windows 7, Vista, or XP Home or Professional (SP3) or later, and iTunes 10.7 or later."
Apple reports that the iPod nano (7th Gen) models support "AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), HE-AAC, MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV."
The iPod nano (7th Gen) models are sync iPod-viewable photos in "JPEG, BMP, GIF, TIFF, PSD (Mac only), and PNG formats."
Apple reports that the iPod nano (7th Gen) models support "H.264 video, up to 1.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Low-Complexity version of the H.264 Baseline Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; H.264 video, up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Baseline Profile up to Level 3.0 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; MPEG-4 video, up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats."

The iPod nano (7th Gen) models do not have a video camera.
Shipped with Apple "Earpods" (headphones) as well as a "Lightning" to USB cable.

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US$149 US$100-US$125
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 nano (7th Gen/2.5" Multitouch) 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$149 R$759
MXN $2399 US$149

Original Prices - Europe

€179 €169
DKK 1,299 €189
€179 €169
€169 €179
€160,62 €169
NOK 1.290 €169
€169 SEK 1.495
CHF 189 £129

Original Prices - Asia

RMB 1,148 HK$1,188
Rs 11,900 Rp 1,949,000
¥12,800 KRW 199,000
RM 529 PHP 8,290
S$198 NT$5,490
THB 5,500 VND 4,399,000

Original Prices - Australia & New Zealand

A$169 NZ$229


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