Carry a tune. Thousands of them.
Get in touch with your music.
Tap to play your favorite songs. Or entire albums. Or everything by one artist. You can even browse by genres or composers. Flip through your music: Album art looks great on the 2.5‑inch Multi‑Touch display. Or to keep things fresh, give iPod nano a shake and it shuffles to a different song in your music library.
Your own personal DJ.
When you hear a song you love, tap Genius to find other songs like it on your iPod nano and generate a Genius playlist. For more inspiration, tap Genius Mixes and rediscover songs you haven’t heard in awhile — or find music you forgot you had.
Tons of fun. Just one ounce.
At 1.1 ounces light and 5.4 mm thin, iPod nano is designed to provide hours of entertainment with maximum portability. The 2.5‑inch Multi‑Touch display lets you see more of the music, photos, and videos you love. Buttons let you quickly play, pause, and change songs or adjust the volume. The smooth anodized aluminum design makes iPod nano feel as good as it sounds. And it wouldn’t be iPod nano without a gorgeous selection of colors.
The really small big screen.
Watch episodes of your favorite TV shows, Hollywood blockbusters, free video podcasts, and home videos on your iPod nano. View them on the widescreen 2.5‑inch Multi‑Touch display. Tap to play, fast‑forward, rewind, and pause. With iPod nano, you can have a little entertainment whenever — and wherever — you want.
Pairing iPod nano with Bluetooth-enabled headphones and supported speakers is a cinch. And if your car’s sound system is Bluetooth enabled, when you sit down in the driver’s seat, your iPod nano is ready to pick up where you left off. Without missing a beat.
FM radio keeps you up on what’s going on out there — the game, the top news stories, your favorite talk shows — whatever you love listening to. Just flick the radio dial to change stations and tap to set your favorites. And with Live Pause, you won’t miss a minute.
Push play. Then push yourself.
iPod nano is the perfect workout partner. Since Nike+ support and a pedometer are built into iPod nano, you can easily track your steps, distance, pace, time, and calories burned. Built‑in Bluetooth technology also lets you wirelessly connect to heart rate monitors and headphones, making it easier to exercise.
All your podcasts. All in one place.
Chances are, there’s an audio or video podcast for just about anything you’re into. And you can listen to and watch it right on iPod nano. Browse podcasts through the podcast directory in iTunes. When you find one (or more than one) you’re interested in, subscribe. That way you won’t miss an episode. And the best part? Thousands of them are free.
Everything you need to be entertained.
iTunes is the easiest way to fill your iPod nano with music, movies, TV shows, audiobooks, podcasts, and more. Just buy from the iTunes Store on your Mac or PC. Then make your own playlists, create Genius playlists, choose Genius Mixes, and sync it all to your iPod nano.
iPod nano comes with accessibility features that help people with disabilities enjoy music, audiobooks, and more.
Size and Weight
Height: 3.01 inches (76.5 mm)
Width: 1.56 inches (39.6 mm)
Depth: 0.21 inch (5.4 mm)
Weight: 1.1 ounces (31 grams)2
True volume: 0.95 cu. inch (15,537 cu. mm)
2.5-inch (diagonal) widescreen Multi-Touch display
240-by-432-pixel resolution at 202 pixels per inch
Frequency response: 20Hz to 20,000Hz
Audio formats supported: AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), HE-AAC, MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV
User-configurable maximum volume limit
Video Format Support
H.264 video: 720 by 576 pixels, 30 frames per second; Baseline, Main, and High-Profile level 3.0 with AAC-LC audio up to 256 Kbps; 48kHz; stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats
MPEG-4 video: up to 2.5 Mbps, 720 by 576 pixels, 30 frames per second; Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 256 Kbps; 48kHz; stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats
Regional settings for Americas, Asia, Australia, Europe, and Japan
Live Pause feature for pausing a radio broadcast and rewinding (within a 15-minute buffer)
Power and Battery3
Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery
Music playback time: Up to 30 hours
Video playback time: Up to 3.5 hours
Charging via USB to computer system or power adapter (sold separately)
Fast-charge time: about 1.5 hours (charges up to 80% of battery capacity)
Full-charge time: about 3 hours
35 UI languages:
Arabic, Brazilian Portuguese, British English, Cantonese (Traditional Chinese), Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese. For Arabic and Hebrew, some UI elements are not right to left.
Fitness spoken feedback is available in seven languages:
Chinese (Mandarin), English (U.S.), French (France), German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish (Spain).
29 VoiceOver 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, Turkish.
VoiceOver gesture-based screen reader
High-resolution LCD display with adjustable backlight settings for easier reading in low light
Mac: USB 2 or 3 port, OS X v10.7.5 or later, and iTunes 12.2 or later5
PC: USB 2 port, Windows 7 or later, and iTunes 12.2 or later5
Internet access required; broadband recommended; fees may apply
Operating temperature: 32° to 95° F (0° to 35° C)
Nonoperating temperature: -4° to 113° F (-20° to 45° C)
Relative humidity: 5% to 95% noncondensing
Operating altitude: tested up to 10,000 feet (3000 m)
In the Box
Lightning to USB Cable
Quick Start guide1. 1GB = 1 billion bytes; actual formatted capacity less.