Apple iPod nano (7th Gen/2.5" Multitouch) 16 GB Specs
Identifiers: iPod nano 7th Gen - MD481LL/A* - A1446 - 2601*
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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
||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.
||*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.
||*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
||The iPod nano (7th Gen) models are capable of charging and syncing by USB via its off-centered bottom Lightning connector.
||The iPod nano (7th Gen) models have a "Lightning" port that connects to a computer via USB.
||iPod nano 7th Gen
||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.
||*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.
||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).
||Battery Life (Music):
||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.
In the US (and many other countries), site sponsor Other World Computing sells replacement batteries for this iPod.
In Australia, site sponsor Macfixit sells replacement batteries -- as well as glass covers, displays, and other parts and repair tools -- for this iPod.
|Battery Life (Photos):
||Battery Life (Video):
||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"
||Apple Order No:
||*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
||Apple Model No:
||A1446 (EMC 2601*)
||*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
||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
||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.
In the US (and many other countries), site sponsor Other World Computing sells accessories like cases, stands, keyboards, speakers and more for this iPod.
In Ireland, site sponsor SmartSpot sells cases, cables, speakers and other accessories for this iPod.
In Australia, site sponsor Macfixit sells cases, stands, chargers, docks and even parts for this iPod.
||Est. Current Retail:
||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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