The Apple iPod shuffle is a portable MP3 player that was designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple from 2005 to 2006 as part of the iPod series. The iPod has been introduced on January 11, 2005, and its price started at $99.
iPod shuffle has been designed to use in “shuffle songs” mode and “AutoFill” mode within iTunes which selects the correct number of songs to include on the iPod either as directed by the user or at random. For the navigation, the MP3 player uses a simple control pad on the front and a “slider” on the back.
The new iPod shuffle features a 12 hours of battery life, 512 MB or 1 GB flash memory, an integrated USB connector, a standard 3.5-mm headphone jack, and great audio quality.
This iPod has been discontinued on September 12, 2006.
Today iPod shuffle is 18 years old!
iPod shuffle Release Date and Original Price
|Introduced||January 11, 2005|
|Discontinued||September 12, 2006|
|Order Number||M9724LL/A (512 MB)|
M9725LL/A (1 GB)
|Weight||0.78 oz. – 22 Grams|
|Dimensions||3.3” H x 0.98” W x 0.33″ D|
8.38 cm H x 2.48 cm W x 0.83 cm D
|Processor||SigmaTel D-Major STMP3550|
|Processor Speed||75 MHz|
|Number of Cores||1|
|Ports||1 – iPod shuffle dock|
1 – 3.5-mm stereo headphone jack
|iTunes||iTunes 4.7 or later|
|System Requirements||Mac OS X 10.2.8 or later|
USB 1.1 or 2.0 requires Mac OS X 10.3.4
Windows 2000 with Service Pack 4
Windows XP Home or Professional
|Battery||Built-in rechargeable Lithium-Ion|
|Battery Life||Up to 12 hours|
|Charge Time||Up to 4 hours|
2 hours to 80% capacity
|Power||Charging via USB 2.0 or power adapter|
Apple Support – iPod shuffle: Technical Specifications