The Apple iPod shuffle 3rd Generation is a portable MP3 player that was designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple in 2009 as part of the iPod series. The iPod has been introduced on March 11, 2009, and its price started at $79.
The new iPod shuffle features a new 2 colors: Silver and Black, 10 hours of battery life, 4 GB flash memory, a standard 3.5-mm headphone jack, and great audio quality. The new iPod shuffle features VoiceOver technology that allows song names, artist names, album names, and playlist contents and names to be spoken in 14 different languages using the Text-to-Speech incorporated in iTunes 8. It also has gained support for multiple playlists, in contrast to previous versions of the iPod shuffle, which allowed only a single playlist.
This iPod has been discontinued on September 9, 2009.
Today iPod shuffle 3rd Generation is 14 years old!
iPod shuffle 3rd Generation Release Date and Original Price
|Introduced||March 11, 2009|
|Discontinued||September 9, 2009|
|Order Number||MC164LL/A (Black)|
|Weight||0.38 oz. – 10 Grams|
|Dimensions||1.8” H x 0.7” W x 0.3″ D|
4.57 cm H x 1.77 cm W x 0.76 cm D
|Processor||Samsung ARM-based chip|
|Number of Cores||1|
|Audio Formats||AAC (16 to 320 Kbps)|
Protected AAC (from iTunes Store)
MP3 (16 to 320 Kbps)
Audible (formats 2, 3, and 4)
|Ports||1 – 3.5-mm stereo headphone jack|
Play in order
Turn off / on
|iTunes||iTunes 8.1 or later|
|System Requirements||Mac OS X 10.4.11 or later|
Windows XP Home or Professional with Service Pack 3 or later
Windows Vista or later
|Accessories||Earbud headphones with Remote|
iPod shuffle cable
|Battery||Built-in rechargeable Lithium-Ion|
|Battery Life||Up to 10 hours|
|Charge Time||Up to 3 hours|
80% in 2 hours
|Power||Charging via USB to computer system|
Apple Support – iPod shuffle (3rd generation): Technical Specifications