iPod nano (Second Generation) - Technical Specifications

 iPod nano (Second Generation) - Technical Specifications

Storage/capacity 2GB (500 songs) 4GB (1,000 songs) 8GB (2,000 songs)
Color Silver Silver, Green, Blue, Pink, Red Black, Red
Battery life Up to 24 hours of music playback; up to 5 hours of slideshows with music
Display 1.5-inch (diagonal) color LCD with LED backlight
Ports Dock connector, stereo minijack
Connectivity USB through dock connector
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, AIFF
Photo support Syncs iPod-viewable photos in JPEG, BMP, GIF, TIFF, PSD (Mac only) and PNG formats
Video support N/A
Size 3.5 x 1.6 x 0.26 inches
Weight 1.41 ounces
Included accessories Earphones, USB cable, dock adapter

Options & Accessories


Available from the online Apple Store or an authorized Apple reseller.



  • iPod nano Lanyard Headphones MA597G/A
  • iPod nano Armband (Gray) MA094G/A
  • Nike+iPod Sport Kit MA365LL/A
  • iPod Hi-Fi M9867LL/A
  • iPod Radio Remote MA070G/A
  • AV Connection Kit MA242LL/A


  • iPod nano Dock MA594G/A


  • In-Ear Headphones M9394G/A

Cables and adapters

  • iPod USB Power Adapter MA592G/A
  • USB 2.0 to Apple iPod Dock Connector Cable M9569G/A
  • World Travel Adapter Kit M8794G/B


  • AppleCare Protection Plan M9404LL/A

Technical Specifications

Size and weight

  • Height: 3.5 inches
  • Width: 1.6 inches
  • Depth: 0.26 inch
  • Weight: 1.41 ounces

In the box

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


  • 2GB, 4GB, or 8GB flash drive(1)
  • Holds up to 500 to 2,000 songs in 128-Kbps AAC format(2)
  • Holds up to 25,000 iPod nano-viewable photos(3)
  • Stores data via USB flash drive


  • 1.5-inch (diagonal) liquid crystal display with blue-white LED backlight
  • 176-by-132-pixel resolution, .168-mm dot pitch
  • Support for display of multiple languages and characters simultaneously


  • 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


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

Mac system requirements

  • Macintosh computer with USB 2.0 port
  • Mac OS X v10.3.9 or later
  • iTunes 7 or later(4)

Windows system requirements

  • PC with USB 2.0
  • Windows 2000 with Service Pack 4 or later, or Windows XP Home or Professional with Service Pack 2 or later
  • iTunes 7 or later(4)


  • 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 battery(5)

  • Built-in rechargeable lithium ion battery
  • Music playback time: Up to 24 hours when fully charged(3)
  • Photo slideshow with music viewing time: Up to 5 hours when fully charged(3)
  • Charging via USB or FireWire 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
  1. 1GB = 1 billion bytes; actual formatted capacity less.
  2. Song 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. iPod and iTunes are for legal or rightholder-authorized copying only. Don’t steal music.
  5. Rechargeable batteries have a limited number of charge cycles and may eventually need to be replaced. Battery life and number of charge cycles vary by use and settings. See www.apple.com/batteries for more information.
Published Date: Jul 26, 2017