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The 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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|Introduction Date:||September 7, 2005*||Discontinued Date:||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 iPhone models introduced in 2005.
|Processor Speed:||80 MHz (x2)||Processor Type:||PP5021C|
|Details:||The iPod nano uses a PortalPlayer PP5021C "system on a chip" with dual embedded 80 MHz ARM 7TDMI processors.|
|Onboard RAM:||N/A||Storage Capacity:||1 GB, 2 GB, 4 GB|
|Song Capacity:||240, 500, 1000||Photo Capacity:||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.|
|USB Support:||Sync & Charge||Firewire Support:||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".|
|Details:||Apple reports that this model provides "USB through dock connector."
*Ports include the "dock connector [and] stereo minijack".
|Case Type:||Handheld||Form Factor:||iPod nano|
|Housing Color:||White & Black||Controller:||"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.|
|Built-in Display:||1.5" 16-bit LCD||Display Resolution:||176x132|
|Details:||The iPod nano models have a "1.5-inch (diagonal) color LCD [176x132 (.168-mm dot pitch) with ["blue white"] LED backlight".|
|Battery Type:||Lithium Ion||Battery Life (Music):||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.
|Battery Life (Photos):||4 Hours||Battery Life (Video):||N/A|
|Details:||The iPod nano provides "up to" 4 hours of photo slideshows with music. Apple provides no support for video playback.|
|Full-Charge Time:||"About 3 Hours"||Apple Order No:||MA004LL/A*|
|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.
|Apple Subfamily:||iPod nano||Apple Model No:||A1137 (EMC 2066)|
|Details:||Please note that these identifiers refer to more than one configuration, but can uniquely identify the original iPod nano.
Also see: All iPods with the A1137 Model Number and the 2066 EMC Number.
|Dimensions:||3.5 x 1.6 x 0.27||Avg. Weight:||1.5 ounces|
|Details:||In inches - height by width by depth.|
|Mac Support:||MacOS X 10.3.4||Windows Support:||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]."
|Audio Support:||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."|
|Photo Support:||Apport reports that the iPod nano syncs iPod-viewable photos in "JPEG, BMP, GIF, TIFF, PSD (Mac only), and PNG formats".|
|Incl. Accessories:||Shipped with "earbud headphones, USB cable, [and] dock adapter."|
|Original Price:||US$149, $199, $249||Est. Current Retail:||US$30-US$60|
|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).
Photo Credit: Apple Computer.
Global original prices for the iPod nano in 24 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 America
|Canada:||C$179, C$249, C$299||United States:||US$149, $199, $249|
Original Prices - Europe
|Denmark:||DKK 1,249, 1,599, 1,999||Finland:||N/A|
|United Kingdom:||£109, £139, £179|
Original Prices - Asia
Original Prices - Australia & New Zealand
|Australia:||N/A||New Zealand:||NZ$269, NZ$349, NZ$419|
Ten of the most popular Q&As about the iPod line follow.