iPod nano - Technical Specifications

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 iPod nano - Technical Specifications

Configurations iPod nano
  • MA350LL/A (1GB white)
  • MA352LL/A (1GB black)
  • MA004LL/A (2GB white)
  • MA099LL/A (2GB black)
  • MA005LL/A (4GB white)
  • MA107LL/A (4GB black)
Storage(1) and song capacity(2) 1GB (240 songs), 2GB (500 songs) or 4GB (1,000 songs)
Battery life (3) Up to 14 hours of music playback; up to 4 hours of slideshows with music
Display 1.5-inch (diagonal) color LCD with LED backlight
iPod 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 Music 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  
(in inches)
3.5 x 1.6 x 0.27
Weight 1.5 ounces
Included software (4) iTunes for Mac and Windows
Included accessories Earbud headphones, USB cable, Dock Adapter
Documentation Electronic Features Guide and Printed Quick Start Guide
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 the AppleCare 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: 
iPod nano
Available from the online Apple Store or an authorized Apple reseller.
Cables and adapters
  • iPod USB Power Adapter M9837LL/A
  • USB 2.0 to Apple iPod Dock Connector Cable M9569G/A
  • World Travel Adapter Kit M8794G/B
  • iPod nano Dock MA072G/A
  • In-Ear Headphones M9394G/A
  • iPod nano Lanyard Headphones MA093G/A
  • iPod nano Armband (Gray) MA094G/A
  • iPod nano Armband (Blue) MA183G/A
  • iPod nano Armband (Pink) MA184G/A
  • iPod nano Armband (Green) MA185G/A
  • iPod nano Armband (Red) MA186G/A
  • iPod nano Tubes (set of five: clear, pink, blue, purple and green) MA241G/A
  • AppleCare Protection Plan M9404LL/A

Technical Specifications: iPod nano


  • 1GB, 2GB or 4GB flash drive(1)
  • Holds 240 to 1,000 songs in 128-Kbps AAC format(2)
  • Holds 15,000 to 25,000 iPod nano-viewable photos(2)
  • Stores data via USB flash drive


  • 1.5 inch (diagonal) liquid crystal display with blue-white LED backlight
  • 176 x 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 Music Store), MP3 (16 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3 and 4), Apple Lossless, AIFF and WAV
  • Upgradable firmware enables support for future audio formats


  • Earbud-style headphones with 18-mm drivers using Neodymium transducer magnets
  • Frequency response: 20Hz to 20,000Hz
  • Impedance: 32 ohms

Mac system requirements

  • Macintosh computer with USB port (USB 2.0 recommended)
  • Mac OS X v10.3.4 or later

Windows system requirements

  • PC with USB port or card (USB 2.0 recommended)
  • Windows 2000 with Service Pack 4 or later, or Windows XP Home or Professional with Service Pack 2 or later

Customizable settings

  • Customize main menu
  • Create multiple On-the-Go playlists
  • Adjust audiobook playback speed
  • Clicker playback through headphones
  • Rate songs
  • Shuffle songs or albums
  • Repeat one or all
  • Sound Check on or off
  • 20 Equalizer settings
  • Backlight timer
  • Alarms on, off or silent
  • Sleep timer
  • Date and time
  • Display time in menu bar
  • Contacts sort and display by first or last names
  • Clicker on or off
  • 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)
  • Non operating 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 (3)

  • Built-in rechargeable lithium ion battery
  • Playtime: Up to 14 hours when fully charged(3)
  • Photo slideshow with music viewing time: Up to 4 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

Size and weight

  • Height: 3.5 in
  • Width: 1.6 in
  • Depth: 0.27 in
  • Weight: 1.5 oz
  1. 1GB = 1 billion bytes; actual formatted capacity less.
  2. Song capacity is based on 4 minutes per song and 128-Kbps AAC encoding; photo capacity is based on iPod-viewable photos transferred from iTunes. 25,000 photos refers to 2GB and 4GB iPod nano. 1GB iPod nano holds up to 15,000 photos.
  3. 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.
  4. iPod and iTunes are for legal or rightholder-authorized copying only. Don’t steal music.

Published Date: Apr 6, 2016