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The Apple iPod shuffle (1st Gen), Apple's lowest cost entrant in the MP3 player market at the time of introduction, features 512 MB or 1.0 GB of flash memory in a small (3.3 by 0.98 by 0.33 inch) case that "is smaller than a pack of gum" with an integrated USB connector, but without a display.
As the name implies, the iPod shuffle is designed for use in "shuffle songs" mode and Apple's "AutoFill" feature within iTunes which selects the correct number of songs to include on the iPod shuffle either as directed by the user or at random. For navigation, the iPod shuffle uses a simple control pad on the front and a "slider" on the back.
The iPod shuffle is designed to plug directly into a USB 1.1 or USB 2.0 port, but can also be used with an optional dock. It uses "solid state" Flash Memory, and as a result, cannot skip, and can hold approximately 120 or 240 songs (on the 512 MB and 1.0 GB versions respectively), as well as other file types for transport to another computer.
At the same time, Apple introduced a number of compatible accessories to compliment the provided lanyard, including a waterproof case and an arm band to hold the system during activities.
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|Introduction Date:||January 11, 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.
Also see: All iPhone models introduced in 2005.
|Processor Speed:||75 MHz||Processor Type:||D-Major STMP 3550|
|Details:||Uses a 75 MHz SigmaTel D-Major STMP 3550 processor.|
|Onboard RAM:||N/A||Storage Capacity:||512 MB, 1 GB|
|Song Capacity:||120, 240||Photo Capacity:||None|
|Details:||Apple reports that the iPod shuffle holds 120 or 240 songs in "128-Kbps AAC format" on the 512 MB and 1 GB version, respectively. It lacks a display and consequently does not support photo slideshows or video playback.|
|USB Support:||Sync & Charge||Firewire Support:||None|
|Details:||The iPod shuffle is capable of charging and syncing by USB using the integrated USB connector or an optional dock.|
|Connectivity:||USB||Ports:||USB, Stereo Minijack|
|Details:||The iPod shuffle offers connectivity via USB 1.1 and 2.0 using the integrated USB connector. It has only "USB connector and stereo minijack" ports.|
|Case Type:||Handheld||Form Factor:||iPod shuffle|
|Details:||The iPod shuffle uses a white plastic case without a "ClickWheel" controlled by a clickpad and a slider.|
|Built-in Display:||None||Display Resolution:||N/A|
|Details:||The iPod shuffle (1st Gen) does not have an integrated display.|
|Battery Type:||Lithium Ion||Battery Life (Music):||12 Hours|
|Details:||Apple reports that the iPod shuffle provides "up to" 12 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):||N/A||Battery Life (Video):||N/A|
|Details:||The iPod shuffle lacks a display and consequently does not support photo slideshows or video playback.|
|Full-Charge Time:||"About 4 Hours"||Apple Order No:||M9724LL/A*|
|Details:||*M9724LL/A refers to the 512 MB model. The 1 GB model is M9725LL/A.|
|Apple Subfamily:||iPod shuffle||Apple Model No:||A1112 (EMC 2037)|
|Details:||Please note that these identifiers refer to more than one model.
Also see: All iPods with the A1112 Model Number and the 2037 EMC Number.
|Dimensions:||3.3 x 0.98 x 0.33||Avg. Weight:||0.78 ounce|
|Details:||In inches - height by width by depth.|
|Mac Support:||MacOS X 10.2.8||Windows Support:||Windows 2000/XP|
|Details:||Apple reports that this iPod is compatible with a "Macintosh computer with a USB port [running] MacOS X 10.2.8 or MacOS X 10.3.4 and later (MacOS X 10.3.6 or later recommended for use with low-power USB ports).
It is compatible with a "PC with [a] USB port, 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 shuffle supports "MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store, M4A, M4B, M4P), Audible (formats 2, 3 and 4), and WAV."|
|Incl. Accessories:||Shipped with "earbud headphones, lanyard, [and a] USB cap."|
|Original Price:||US$99, US$149||Est. Current Retail:||US$10-US$20|
|Details:||512 MB model (M9724LL/A) sold for US$99, the 1 GB model sold for US$149 (M9725LL/A).
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 shuffle (1st Gen/White) in 24 different countries and territories follow; organized alphabetically by region. Please note that prices with an asterisk (*) are bound by carrier contractual obligations.
For global original prices for all iPod, iPhone, and iPad models in one particular country on a single page, please refer to Everyi.com's Global Original Prices section.
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Original Prices - North America
|Canada:||C$129, C$189||United States:||US$99, US$149|
Original Prices - Europe
|Sweden:||N/A||Switzerland:||CHF 149, 229|
|United Kingdom:||£69, £99|
Original Prices - Asia
|China:||RMB 990, RMB 1,490||Hong Kong:||N/A|
Original Prices - Australia & New Zealand
|Australia:||A$149, A$229||New Zealand:||NZ$178, NZ$274|
Ten of the most popular Q&As about the iPod line follow.