iPod shuffle 3rd Generation Late 2009 Datasheet

iPod shuffle 3rd Generation Late 2009
Source: apple.com – iPod shuffle 3rd Generation Late 2009

The Apple iPod shuffle 3rd Generation Late 2009 (Colors) is a portable MP3 player designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple from 2009 to 2010 as part of the iPod series. The iPod was introduced on September 9, 2009, and its price started at $59.

The new iPod shuffle features four new colors; Stainless Steel, Blue, Green, and Pink, and of course standard colors; Silver and Black, 10 hours of battery life, 2 or 4 GB flash memory, a standard 3.5-mm headphone jack, and great audio quality.

The 4GB model is also available in Stainless Steel, exclusively from the Apple Online Store. 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 1, 2010. Today iPod shuffle 3rd Generation Late 2009 is 14 years old!

iPod shuffle 3rd Generation Late 2009 Details

IntroducedSeptember 9, 2009 – 14 years ago
DiscontinuedSeptember 1, 2010 – 13 years ago
Time on the Market11 months (0 year)
Model NumberA1271
Order NumberMC306LL/A (2 GB Silver)
MC323LL/A (2 GB Black)
MC384LL/A (2 GB Blue)
MC381LL/A (2 GB Green)
MC387LL/A (2 GB Pink)
MB867LL/B (4 GB Silver)
MC164LL/B (4 GB Black)
MC328LL/A (4 GB Blue)
MC307LL/A (4 GB Green)
MC331LL/A (4 GB Pink)
MC303LL/A (4 GB Stainless Steel)
Original Price$49 (2 GB)
$79 (4 GB)
(4 GB Stainless Steel)
Stainless Steel
Weight0.38 oz. – 10 Grams
Dimensions1.8” H x 0.7” W x 0.3″ D
4.57 cm H x 1.77 cm W x 0.76 cm D

iPod shuffle Tech Specs


ProcessorSamsung ARM-based chip
Processor SpeedUnknown
Number of Cores1


Storage2 GB
4 GB


Built-in DisplayNone


Audio FormatsAAC (16 to 320 Kbps)
Protected AAC (from iTunes Store)
MP3 (16 to 320 Kbps)
Audible (formats 2, 3, and 4)
Apple Lossless
Photo FormatsNone
Video FormatsNone


Ports1 – 3.5-mm stereo headphone jack


Play in order
Turn off / on


Maximum OS1.1
iTunesiTunes 9 or later
System RequirementsMac OS X 10.4.11 or later
Windows XP Home or Professional with Service Pack 3 or later
Windows Vista or later


AccessoriesEarbud headphones with Remote
iPod shuffle cable


BatteryBuilt-in rechargeable Lithium-Ion
Battery CapacityUnknown
Battery LifeUp to 10 hours
Charge TimeUp to 3 hours
80% in 2 hours
PowerCharging via USB to computer system

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Disclaimer: The data presented in this article is under continuous development and has been manually collected from various sources based on their availability. The author of this article may revise this dataset as additional research is conducted and reviewed. Please note that the information is provided “as is” and “as available” without express or implied warranties. The author cannot be held responsible for any omissions, inaccuracies, or errors in the published information. Any warranties relating to this information are hereby disclaimed.