iPod shuffle

Introduced: January 2005
Terminated: September 2006


Apple’s first screenless MP3 player was Flash based instead of hard drive based.  It was available with 512Mb or 1.0Gb of space.  It could use USB 1.1 or 2.0 for connectivity.


The iPod shuffle built on the success of the iTunes Shuffle feature for a low-end, inexpensive MP3 player with high sound quality. 


iPod shuffle


Capacity: 512 MB or 1.0 GB flash drive
Input/Output: iPod shuffle dock, USB, 3.5-mm headphone jack
Connectivity: USB 1.1 and 2.0 through integrated USB connector
Controls: play/pause, next title, previous title, volume
Display: None
Colors: White
Accessories: Earbud headphones, lanyard, USB cap
Weight and Dimensions (US): 0.78 ounces, 3.3” H x 0.98” W x 0.33” D
Weight and Dimensions (Metric): 22 g, 8.4 cm H x 2.5 cm W x 0.84 cm D
Current Software: 1.1.5
Audio Formats: AAC, MP3, MP3 VBR, Audible, WAV
Photo Formats: None
Video Formats: None
iPod Games: None
Battery: Built-in rechargeable USB battery
Charge Time: About 4 hours (2-hour fast charge to 80% capacity)
Power: Charging via USB 2 (high power) or power adapter
Playtime: Up to 12 hours when fully charged
Operating Temperature: 32 to 113 deg. F (0 to 45 deg. C)
Storage Temperature: -4 to 158 deg. F (-20 to 70 deg. C)
Relative Humidity: 5% to 95% noncondensing
Altitude (US): 10,000 feet
Altitude (Metric): 3,000 m


The iPod shuffle was introduced in January 2005 at the Macworld Expo.  It was discontinued to make way for new models in September 2006.



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