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Apple iPod nano 1 GB, 2 GB, 4 GB Specs

Identifers: iPod nano - MA004LL/A* - A1137 - 2066 - None

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Apple iPod nanoThe Apple iPod nano, Apple's smallest "full featured" MP3 player at the time of introduction, features 1, 2, or 4 GB of flash memory (1 GB option available starting February 7, 2006), in an advertised "impossibly small" 3.5 inch tall, 1.6 inch wide, and 0.27 inch thick "iBook white" or jet black and stainless steel case with a 1.5 inch 16-bit color 176x132 (.168-mm dot pitch) "blue white" backlit LCD display. Like the iPod mini (2nd Generation), that the iPod nano replaced, navigation is provided by a small "ClickWheel". However, the similarities between the iPod mini and iPod nano end with the "Clickwheel", as the software and feature set, with some notable exceptions, are more similar to the iPod "Color Display" models. Like the iPod photo/Color models, the iPod nano has software that uses color for all interface elements and applications, the "Myriad" font, and supports viewing photographs.

However, the iPod nano lacks video out, and as a result, can display photographs on the internal display "loaded" from a computer, but cannot display photographs on a television or projector. The iPod nano also does not support the iPod Camera Connector or third-party solutions, so photos cannot be transferred from a camera either.

New software functionality includes a "Screen Lock" security feature, a stopwatch, and a "world clock". The iPod nano can hold approximately 240, 500, or 1000 songs (on the 1, 2, and 4 GB versions respectively in 128-Kbps AAC format), up to 15,000 or 25,000 "iPod nano-viewable" photographs (15,000 on the 1 GB model and 25,000 on the others). The battery provides up to 14 hours of music playback and up to 4 hours of photo slideshows with music.

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September 7, 2005* September 12, 2006
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.

*1 GB model introduced February 7, 2006.

Also see: All iPad models introduced in 2005.
N/A N/A
Details: N/A This number is an average of user provided results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

You also might be interested in reviewing all Geekbench 2 user submissions for devices with the None Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

To dynamically compare Geekbench 2 results from different iPod touch, iPhone and iPad models side-by-side, please see EveryiPod.com's Ultimate iComparison.
N/A N/A
Details: N/A Geekbench benchmarks numbers reflect an average of user provided results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

You also might be interested in reviewing all 32-bit single core and multicore Geekbench 3 user submissions for devices with the None Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

To dynamically compare 32-bit Geekbench 3 results from different iPod touch, iPhone and iPad models side-by-side, see EveryiPod.com's Ultimate iComparison.
80 MHz (x2) PP5021C
Details: The iPod nano uses a PortalPlayer PP5021C "system on a chip" with dual embedded 80 MHz ARM 7TDMI processors.
N/A 1 GB, 2 GB, 4 GB
Details: N/A
240, 500, 1000 15,000 or 25,000
Details: Apple reports that the 1 GB model can hold "up to" 240 songs, the 2 GB model 500 songs, and the 4 GB model 1000 songs in "128-Kbps AAC format". The 1 GB model can hold "up to" 15,000 photos and the others 25,000 photos. Apple provides no support for video playback.
Sync & Charge Charge Only
Details: The iPod nano models are capable of charging and syncing by USB via the dock connector. It also can charge, but not sync via Firewire "400".
USB Dock, Headphone*
Details: Apple reports that this model provides "USB through dock connector."

*Ports include the "dock connector [and] stereo minijack".
Handheld iPod nano
Details: N/A
White & Black "ClickWheel"
Details: Available in a two-tone housing with either a "iBook white" front and a chromed stainless steel back or a "gloss Black" front and a chromed stainless steel back.
1.5" 16-bit LCD 176x132
Details: The iPod nano models have a "1.5-inch (diagonal) color LCD [176x132 (.168-mm dot pitch) with ["blue white"] LED backlight".

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For those interested in do-it-yourself repair, Mission Repair sells quality upgrade kits and parts for this iPod worldwide.
None None
Details:
None None
Details:
Lithium Ion 14 Hours
Details: Apple reports that the iPod nano provides "up to" 14 hours of music playback.

Site sponsor Other World Computing has replacement batteries that are higher capacity than the stock models as well as cases, headphones, speakers, and other accessories.
4 Hours N/A
Details: The iPod nano provides "up to" 4 hours of photo slideshows with music. Apple provides no support for video playback.
MA004LL/A* iPod nano
Details: Apple reports that the iPod nano models charge completely in "about 3 hours" and also will "fast charge" in 1.5 hours to 80% capacity.

*The MA004LL/A order number is for the 2 GB iPod nano in white. The 2 GB model in black is MA099LL/A, 4 GB model in white is MA005LL/A, 4 GB in black is MA107LL/A. 1 GB models introduced February 7, 2006 -- white is MA350LL/A, black is MA352LL/A.
A1137 (EMC 2066) None
Details: Please note that these identifiers refer to more than one configuration, but can uniquely identify the original iPod nano.

Also see: All iPads with the A1137 Model Number, the 2066 EMC Number, and the None Model Identifier.
N/A N/A
Details:
3.5 x 1.6 x 0.27 1.5 ounces
Details: In inches - height by width by depth.
MacOS X 10.3.4 Windows 2000/XP
Details: Apple reports that this iPod is compatible with a "Macintosh computer with a USB port (USB 2.0 recommended) and MacOS X 10.3.4 or later."

It is compatible with a "PC with USB port or card (USB 2.0 recommended) [and] Windows 2000 with Service Pack 4 [or later] or Windows XP Home or Professional with Service Pack 2 [or later]."
Apple reports that the iPod nano supports "AAC (16 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Music Store), MP3 (16 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3 and 4), Apple Lossless, AIFF and WAV."
Apport reports that the iPod nano syncs iPod-viewable photos in "JPEG, BMP, GIF, TIFF, PSD (Mac only), and PNG formats".
None
Shipped with "earbud headphones, USB cable, [and] dock adapter."
US$149, $199, $249 US$20-US$40
Details: The 1 GB model (MA350LL/A, MA352LL/A) sold for US$149, the 2 GB model (MA004LL/A, MA099LL/A) sold for US$199, and the 4 GB model (MA005LL/A, MA107LL/A) sold for US$249.

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 in 24 different countries and territories follow; organized alphabetically by region.

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Original Prices - North America

C$179, C$249, C$299 US$149, $199, $249

Original Prices - Europe

N/A €209, €259
DKK 1,249, 1,599, 1,999 N/A
N/A €209, €259
N/A €209, €269
€209, €259 N/A
N/A €199, €249
N/A N/A
£109, £139, £179

Original Prices - Asia

N/A N/A
¥21,800, ¥27,800 N/A
N/A

Original Prices - Australia & New Zealand

N/A NZ$269, NZ$349, NZ$419



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