iPod shuffle - Technical Specifications

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 iPod shuffle - Technical Specifications

Configurations iPod shuffle
  • M9724LL/A (512MB)
  • M9725LL/A (1GB)
Storage(1) and song capacity(2) 512MB (120 songs) or 1GB (240 songs)
Battery life (3) Up to 12 hours
iPod Ports USB connector, stereo minijack
Connectivity USB 1.1 and 2.0 through integrated USB connector
Charge time About 4 hours (2-hour fast charge to 80% capacity)
Audio support MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Music Store, M4A, M4B, M4P), Audible (formats 2, 3, and 4) and WAV
Photo support  
Video support  
(in inches)
3.3 x 0.98 x 0.33
Weight .78 ounce
Included software (4) iTunes for Mac and Windows
Included accessories Earbud headphones, lanyard, USB cap
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 shuffle
Available from the online Apple Store or an authorized Apple reseller.
Cables and adapters
  • iPod shuffle USB Power Adapter M9837LL/A
  • iPod shuffle Battery Pack M9759G/A
  • World Travel Adapter Kit M8794G/B
  • iPod shuffle Dock M9757G/A
  • In-Ear Headphones M9394G/A
  • iPod shuffle Armband M9981G/A
  • iPod shuffle Sport Case M9758G/A
  • AppleCare Protection Plan M9404LL/A

Technical Specifications: iPod shuffle


  • 512MB or 1GB USB flash drive(1)
  • Holds 120 or 240 songs in 128-Kbps AAC format(2)
  • Stores data via USB flash drive


  • Skip-free playback
  • Frequency response: 20Hz to 20,000Hz
  • MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Music Store, M4A, M4B, M4P), Audible (formats 2, 3 and 4) 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(5)
  • Mac OS X v10.2.8 or Mac OS X 10.3.4 and later (Mac OS X 10.3.6 or later recommended for use with low-power USB ports)

Windows system requirements

  • PC with USB port(5)
  • Windows 2000 with Service Pack 4 or later or Windows XP Home or Professional with Service Pack 2 or later

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

  • USB connector
  • 3.5-mm stereo headphone minijack

Power and battery(3)

  • Built-in rechargeable lithium ion battery
  • Playtime: Up to 12 hours when fully charged
  • Standby time: 1 month when fully charged
  • Charging via USB to computer system or power adapter
    • Full-charge time: about 4 hours

Size and weight

  • Height: 3.3 in.
  • Width: .98 in.
  • Depth: 0.33 in.
  • Weight: 0.78 oz (22 g)
  1. 1MB = 1 million bytes, 1GB = 1 billion bytes; actual formatted capacity less.
  2. Song capacity based on 4 minutes per song and 128-Kbps AAC encoding.
  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.
  5. Some computers require either the optional iPod shuffle Dock or a USB cable extender (sold separately).

Published Date: Apr 6, 2016