iPod shuffle 3rd Generation Datasheet

iPod shuffle 3rd Gen
Source: apple.com – iPod shuffle 3rd Gen

The Apple iPod shuffle 3rd Generation is a portable MP3 player designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple in 2009 as part of the iPod series. The iPod was introduced on March 11, 2009, and its price started at $79.

The new iPod shuffle features two 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 15 years old!

iPod shuffle 3rd Generation Details

IntroducedMarch 11, 2009 – 15 years ago
DiscontinuedSeptember 9, 2009 – 14 years ago
Time on the Market184 days (6 months)
Model NumberA1271
Order NumberMC164LL/A (Black)
MB867LL/A (Silver)
Original Price$79
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 3rd Gen Tech Specs


ProcessorSamsung ARM-based chip
Processor SpeedUnknown
Number of Cores1


Storage4 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 8.1 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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