iPod shuffle (2nd generation) - Technical Specifications

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Storage/capacity 1GB 
(240 songs)
(500 songs)
Color Silver, Blue, Green, Purple, Red Silver, Blue, Green, Purple, Red
Battery life Up to 12 hours of music playback
Ports Stereo minijack
Connectivity USB through included dock
Charge time About 4 hours (2-hour fast charge to 80% capacity)
Audio support AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, and 4), WAV, and AIFF
Size 1.62 x 1.07 x 0.41 inches (41.2 x 27.3 x 10.5 mm including clip)
Weight 0.55 ounce (15.6 grams)
Included accessories Earphones, USB dock

Technical Specifications

Size and weight

  • Height: 1.07 inches (27.3 mm)
  • Width: 1.62 inches (41.2 mm)
  • Depth: 0.41 inch (10.5 mm) (including clip)
  • Weight: 0.55 ounce (15.6 grams)

In the box

  • iPod shuffle
  • Earphones
  • Dock
  • Quick Start guide


  • 1GB USB flash drive1
  • Holds up to 240 songs in 128-Kbps AAC format2
  • Stores data via USB flash drive


  • Skip-free playback
  • Frequency response: 20Hz to 20,000Hz
  • Audio formats supported: AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, and 4), WAV, and AIFF


  • 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 later3

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 later3

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

  • 3.5-mm stereo headphone minijack

Power and battery4

  • Built-in rechargeable lithium polymer battery
  • Playtime: Up to 12 hours when fully charged
  • Charging via included USB dock
    • Full-charge time: about 4 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.

Cables and adapters

  • Apple USB Power Adapter MB051LL/A
  • World Travel Adapter Kit M8794G/B


  • Extra iPod shuffle Dock MA694G/A


  • In-Ear Headphones M9394G/B


  • AppleCare Protection Plan MA964LL/A
  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. iPod and iTunes are for legal or rightholder-authorized copying only. Don’t steal music.
  4. Rechargeable batteries have a limited number of charge cycles and may eventually need to be replaced (seewww.apple.com/support/ipod/service/battery). Battery life and number of charge cycles vary by use and settings. Seewww.apple.com/batteries for more information.


Published Date: Apr 6, 2016