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iPod nano (3rd generation) - Technical Specifications

Storage/capacity 4GB 
(1,000 songs)
8GB 
(2,000 songs)
Color Silver Silver, Black, Blue, Green, Pink, Red
Battery life Up to 24 hours of music playback; up to 5 hours of video playback
Display 2-inch (diagonal) color LCD with LED backlight
Ports Dock connector, stereo minijack
Connectivity USB through dock connector; component and composite video through dock connector (with AV cables or kit, sold separately); audio through headphone jack
Charge time About 3 hours (1.5-hour fast charge to 80% capacity)
Audio support AAC (16 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), MP3 (16 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, and 4), Apple Lossless, WAV, and AIFF
Photo support Syncs iPod-viewable photos in JPEG, BMP, GIF, TIFF, PSD (Mac only), and PNG formats
Video 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
Size 2.75 x 2.06 x 0.26 inches (69.8 x 52.3 x 6.5 mm)
Weight 1.74 ounces (49.2 grams)
Included accessories Earphones, USB cable, dock adapter

Size and weight

  • Height: 2.75 inches (69.8 mm)
  • Width: 2.06 inches (52.3 mm)
  • Depth: 0.26 inch (6.5 mm)
  • Weight: 1.74 ounces (49.2 grams)

In the box

  • iPod nano
  • Earphones
  • USB 2.0 cable
  • Dock adapter
  • Quick Start guide

Capacity

  • 4GB or 8GB flash drive1
  • Holds up to 1,000 or 2,000 songs in 128-Kbps AAC format2
  • Holds up to 3,500 or 7,000 iPod-viewable photos3
  • Holds up to 4 hours (4GB) or up to 8 hours (8GB) of video4
  • Stores data via USB flash drive

Display

  • 2-inch (diagonal) liquid crystal display with blue-white LED backlight
  • 320-by-240-pixel resolution at 204 pixels per inch

Audio

  • Skip-free playback
  • Frequency response: 20Hz to 20,000Hz
  • Audio formats supported: AAC (16 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), MP3 (16 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, and 4), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV
  • User-configurable maximum volume limit

Video

  • 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

Headphones

  • Earphones
  • Frequency response: 20Hz to 20,000Hz
  • Impedance: 32 ohms

Mac system requirements

  • Mac computer with USB 2.0 port
  • Mac OS X v10.4.8 or later
  • iTunes 7.4 or later5

Windows system requirements

  • PC with USB 2.0 port
  • Windows Vista or Windows XP Home or Professional with Service Pack 2 or later
  • iTunes 7.4 or later5

Languages

  • Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese, and Turkish
  • Additional language support for display of song, album, and artist information: Bulgarian, Croatian, Romanian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, and Ukrainian

Environmental requirements

  • Operating temperature: 32° to 95° F (0° to 35° C)
  • Nonoperating temperature: -4° to 113° F (-20° to 45° C)
  • Relative humidity: 5% to 95% noncondensing
  • Maximum operating altitude: 10,000 feet (3000 m)

Input and output

  • Dock connector
  • 3.5-mm stereo headphone jack

Power and battery6

  • Built-in rechargeable lithium ion battery
  • Playback time
    • Music playback time: Up to 24 hours when fully charged
    • Video playback time: Up to 5 hours when fully charged
  • Charging via USB to computer system or power adapter (sold separately)
    • Fast-charge time: about 1.5 hours (charges up to 80% of battery capacity)
    • Full-charge time: about 3 hours

Limited warranty and service

 

Your iPod comes with single-incident telephone support for the first 90 days and a one-year limited warranty. Purchase the AppleCare Protection Plan for iPod to extend your service and support to two full years. Only theAppleCare Protection Plan provides you with direct telephone support from Apple technical experts and the assurance that repairs will be handled by Apple-certified technicians using genuine Apple parts. For more information, visit Apple support or call 800-823-2775.

 

Options & Accessories

Available from the Apple Online Store or an Apple Authorized Reseller.

Accessories

  • iPod nano Armband (Gray) MB130G/A
  • Nike+iPod Sport Kit MA365LL/B
  • iPod Hi-Fi M9867LL/A
  • iPod Radio Remote MA070G/C

Dock

  • Apple Universal Dock with Remote MB125G/A
  • Apple Universal Dock Adapter (3-pack) MB126G/A

Headphones

  • In-Ear Headphones M9394G/B

Services

  • AppleCare Protection Plan MA964LL/A

Cables and adapters

  • Apple Component AV Cable MB128LL/A
  • Apple Composite AV Cable MB129LL/A
  • Apple USB Power Adapter MB051LL/A
  • Apple iPod Dock Connector to USB 2.0 Cable MA591LL/A
  • World Travel Adapter Kit M8794G/B
  1. 1GB = 1 billion bytes; actual formatted capacity less.
  2. Music capacity is based on 4 minutes per song and 128-Kbps AAC encoding; actual capacity varies by content.
  3. Photo capacity is based on iPod-viewable photos transferred from iTunes.
  4. Video capacity based on H.264 1.5-Mbps video at 640-by-480 resolution combined with 128-Kbps audio; actual capacity varies by content.
  5. iPod and iTunes are for legal or rightholder-authorized copying only. Don’t steal music.
  6. Testing conducted by Apple in August 2007 using preproduction hardware and software. The playlist contained 358 unique audio tracks consisting of content imported from CDs using iTunes (128-Kbps AAC) and content purchased from the iTunes Store (128-Kbps AAC). Video content was purchased from the iTunes Store. Battery tests are conducted with specific iPod units; actual results may vary. Rechargeable batteries have a limited number of charge cycles and may eventually need to be replaced (see www.apple.com/support/ipod/service/battery). Battery life and number of charge cycles vary by use and settings. See www.apple.com/batteries for more information.

 

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