2nd Gen iPod Shuffle
4th Gen iPod Shuffle3rd Gen iPod
1st Gen iPod Shuffle
•The iPod is a line of portable media players designed and marketed by
• The first line was released on October 23, 2001, about 8½ months
after iTunes (Macintosh version) was released.
•Its most recent redesigns were announced on September 12, 2012
•In October, 2001 Steve Jobs unveiled the first iPod to the general public.
“Apple did not invent the mp3, nor did they invent the technology that
became the iPod, yet they are credited with transforming the music
industry with it. The multigigabyte portable hard drive music player was
actually invented by Creative Technology Ltd....In fact, Apple didn’t
introduce the iPod until twenty-two months after Creative’s entry into the
market.” (Sinek 43)
•In 2001, Apple sales fell 33% to $5.4 billion from $8 billion. The
company reported an
operating loss of some 6% of turnover. The basic product offer was
•The company was looking for a consumer digital device to boost growth
prospects and diversify away from the traditional business sectors into
A number of options were evaluated, games, digital cameras, video
cameras and music.
•In the end, as Jobs said :
“We chose music, we all love music, it’s a huge market and no one has
got it right.”
•In that year the the iPod was launched, the concept of the digital hub
then, sales have increased from $5 billion to over $100 billion .
•And profits have soared to over $34 billion. [Apple Financial Results
•The iPod Shuffle (stylized and marketed as iPod shuffle) is a digital
audio player designed and marketed by Apple Inc.
• It is the smallest model in Apple's iPod family, and was the first to
use flash memory.
•The first model was announced at the Macworld Conference & Expo on
January 11, 2005.
•Till date, 4 generations of iPod Shuffle has been discovered.
•It was released on January 11, 2005.
•It weighed 22gm(0.78 ounces).
•It was designed to be easily loaded with a selection of songs and to play
in random order.
• The Shuffle can hold up to 240 songs (1-GB model, based on Apple's
estimate, of four minutes per song and 128 kb/s AAC encoding).
•Although an iPod with 240 or 500 songs might not sound so impressive
from the start, you have to consider the size of the iPod Shuffle -- it's
about as big as a quarter.
• The iPod Shuffle stores music using a USB flash drive, and it is easily
removable and rewritable.
• It used the SigmaTel STMP35xx system on a chip (SOC)
and its software development kit (SDK) v2.6, a flash
memory IC, and USB rechargeable lithium cell.
• Due to superior audio technology in the SigmaTel
STMP35xx SOC and SDK, the iPod Shuffle has a
better bass response than a 4th generation iPod.
• In 2005, peak iPod first-generation Shuffle production
occurred at a hundred thousand units per day, at the
Outside the iPod
• The front of the iPod Shuffle has buttons for Play/Pause,
Next Song/Fast Forward, Previous Song/Fast Reverse, and
up and down volume adjustment.
• On the reverse, it has a battery level indicator light
(activated by a button) and a three-position switch to turn
the unit off or set it to play music in order or shuffled. I
• t plugs directly into a computer's USB port (either 1.1 or
2.0), through which it also recharges its battery, which has
an expected life of around 12 hours between charges
• The USB plug is hidden beneath a cap. The unit also comes
with a lanyard that attaches to the iPod Shuffle via an
attached cap and this allows the user to wear the iPod
Shuffle around his or her neck.
• It lacks a display and the trademark scroll
wheel, playlist management features, and is missing the
games, address book, calendar, alarm, and notes capability
of larger iPods; it cannot be used with iSync.
• Due to the codec not being ported, it is incapable of
playing Apple Lossless and AIFF audio files.
• The iPod Shuffle can also be used as a USB flash drive.
• iTunes allows a user to set how much of the drive will be
allowed for storing files, and how much will be used for
• On September 12, 2006, Apple announced the release of
the second generation iPod Shuffle, calling it "the most
wearable iPod ever".
• The second generation initially featured a lone 1 GB model
in a silver brushed aluminum case.
• Apple claimed it was the "world's smallest MP3 player".
The new model is less than half the size of the first generation
model at 41.2 x 27.3 x 10.5 mm (1.62 x 1.07 x 0.41 in), and is
the size of the iPod Radio Remote available for iPod Nanos
and5th generation iPods.
This size includes the new built-in belt clip; the actual unit
itself is thinner, with the entire device weighing only
15.5 g (0.55 ounces).
On the second generation iPod Shuffle, USB connectivity is
provided via an included piece of hardware which acts as
a docking station for the transfer of data and the recharging of
the iPod's internal battery through its headphone jack.
• The second generation Shuffle can play MP3,
MP3 VBR, AAC, Protected AAC, Audible (formats 2, 3
and 4), WAV and AIFF.
• Due to its low processing power the only iTunes-supported
file format that the iPod does not support is Apple
• Using large file sizes inherent of WAV or AIFF files will
very quickly fill the device's low 1 GB capacity. iPod
Shuffle cannot play music from music video files.
The Colorful Evolution
•The iPod shuffle was introduced in it’s original Gray
color, and to which many new colors were
added, including, lime green, turquoise, lavender, mint
green, and Product Red, with the previous colors
orange, blue, green, and pink being discontinued.
•At the Apple Let's Rock Event on September 9, 2008, Apple
released four new colors for the iPod Shuffle:
blue, green, pink, and red, replacing the colors that were
released in September 2007.
•The blue, green and pink variants of the iPod shuffle during
this period reverted to shades that were similar to the colors
that were released in January 2007, while the red variant was
now a brighter shade.
•In June 2009, Avon offered a gold iPod Shuffle
(second generation) for $29 when purchased in
conjunction with two ANEW skin care products.
•Product Red merchandise was a special product
as, Apple gives a portion of the purchase price to the
Global Fund to fight AIDS in Africa.
•The second generation 2 GB iPod Shuffle was discontinued
on March 11, 2009 and the 1 GB version was discontinued on
September 9, 2009.
•The third generation iPod Shuffle was released on March
•It was said to be "jaw-droppingly small" and "The first music
player that talks to you“, as well as “the first waterproof
iPod”, by Apple.
•The dimensions of this Third Generation iPod shuffle was
45.2 17.5 7.8 mm (1.8 0.7 0.3 in).
• It was available with a silver or black brushed aluminum
case similar to the second generation iPod Shuffle. This made
it the first iPod Shuffle that was available in black.
• The third generation iPod Shuffle features a polished steel
attachment clip, adopting for the first time the polished steel
finishing previously found only on the larger iPods, rather
than the brushed aluminum used in the second-generation
• It also no longer had volume or track controls on the device
• Instead, the packaged iPod ear buds included a three-button
device on the right ear bud cord.
• This adds the functions of changing between
playlists, hearing the song title and artist of the track
playing, as well as play/pause, track changes and volume
• The official headphones contain a chip designed by Apple to
control the device. DRM is not however present in the chip
The Voice Feature
• It featured Voice Over technology to be allowed song names,
artist names, album names & playlist contents & names to be
spoken in 20 different languages using the Text-to-Speech
incorporated in iTunes 8 & 9.
• It also gained support for multiple playlists, in contrast to
previous versions of the iPod Shuffle, which allowed only a
• It is not possible to change songs or volume with most
third-party headphones, since they lack these controls.
• However, since the iPod Shuffle begins playing music
automatically when it is turned on, third-party headphones
may still be used in "auto play" mode (with no volume or
• Some third-party headphones and headphone adapters
include full support for the third generation iPod Shuffle.
• On September 9, 2009, Apple introduced three new colors
for the iPod Shuffle: pink, blue, and green.
• The Apple Store also offered a 4 GB model made of
polished stainless steel.
• The fourth generation features the return of clickable track
and volume controls from the first two generations.
• The control pad is 18% larger than the second generation of
•The dimensions of the device are 29 31.6 8.7 mm (1.1
1.2 0.3 in) and it weighs 12.5 g (0.4 oz).
•The player also features a new voice-over button.
•Like the previous generation it supports
MP3,VBR, AAC, Protected AAC, Audible (formats 2, 3 and
4), WAV, AIFF and Apple Lossless, and the battery lasts for 15
hours of music.
•It also features Genius and handles multiple playlists.
• The model also features Voice Over from the third
generation, now with a devoted physical button, in twenty-
nine languages (Chinese (Cantonese, Mandarin), Czech,
Danish, Dutch, English (Australia, UK, U.S.), Finnish,
French (Canada, France), German, Greek, Hungarian,
Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese
(Brazil, Portugal), Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Spanish
(Mexico, Spain), Swedish, Thai and Turkish).
The Color Evolution
• It was originally sold in five colors silver (with a black
control pad), green, blue, orange and pink (with a white
• But on September 12, 2012, Apple held an event to formally
introduce the iPhone 5, as well as a new iPod lineup.
• The iPod Shuffle remained unchanged except for the
exterior colors now being offered in 7 new colors silver or
black (with a black control pad) or
green, blue, pink, yellow, and purple (with a white control
pad) as well as a Product Red edition model with a white
Inside the iPod Shuffle
• It used the SigmaTel STMP35xx system on a chip (SOC) and
its software development kit (SDK) v2.6, a flash memory IC,
and USB rechargeable lithium cell.
•The iPod shuffle’s PCB back and lithium-ion polymer battery.
•When we open up an iPod shuffle, the first thing that might
stand out is the battery located on the back.
•The battery of an iPod Shuffle is connected to a printed
circuit board (PCB), which holds together all the different
parts of the inside of the device.
•It's a special type of rechargeable battery that's similar to the
kind found in a laptop computer, because it uses lithium to
carry electricity back and forth -- a lithium-ion polymer
• A lithium-ion polymer battery is still different from a regular
computer battery in that it's much smaller and lighter and has
less of a chance of overheating.
•Below the battery is the flash memory chip, which stores all
of the iPod's music.
A 4th Gen iPod
Shuffle signed by
the founder himself
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iPod shuffle 3rd
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Minimum OS iPod shuffle OS
2G OS 1.0
iPod shuffle 3G OS 1.0 iPod shuffle 4G OS 1.0
Maximum OS iPod shuffle OS
2G OS 1.0.4
iPod shuffle 3G OS 1.1 iPod shuffle 4G OS 1.0.1
Introduced Jan-05 Sep-06 Mar-09 Sep-10
Terminated Sep-06 Mar-09 Sep-10
CPU SigmaTel D-
Samsung ARM Samsung ARM
CPU Speed 75 MHz 75 MHz ? ?
Register Width 0-bit 0-bit 32-bit 32-bit
Data Bus Width 0-bit 0-bit 32-bit 32-bit
Address Bus Width 0-bit 0-bit 32-bit 32-bit
Flash Drive 512 MB/1.0 GB 1.0/2.0 GB 2.0/4.0 GB 2
USB 2 2.0 (via dock) 2.0 (via dock) 2.0 (via dock)
Audio Out stereo 16 bit
stereo 16 bit
stereo 16 bit mini stereo 16 bit mini
Dimensions 3.3" H x .98" W x
1.62" H x
1.07" W x .41"
1.8" H x .7" W x .3" D 1.14" H x 1.24" W x 0.34"
Weight 0.05 lbs. .034 lbs. .028 lbs. 0.0275 lbs.
Battery Life 10 hours 15 hours