The new Apple iPod Nano 4GB makes the old saying, "good things come in small packages" seem a little inadequate. The 2,000 songs, 24 hours of music playback, 5 hours of video playback, photo storage, and games included with this model prove that really awesome things come in tiny, sleek, and fashionable packages. The iPod Nano lets you listen to your MP3s, podcasts, and audiobooks, or watch your tv shows and movies with a swipe of your thumb, thanks to the Apple Click-Wheel. Album art, videos, and photos are rich and bright on the 2" LCD color display. You can even keep track of your contacts, play one of the built-in games, or see what time it is in Moscow with the extras available on your Nano. It's a party for your eyes and ears. Get one today and start having some fun.
Apple iPod Nano 4GB Silver Specifications
Part # MA978LL/A
Manufacturer Part #
Holds up to 1,000 songs in 128-Kbps AAC format
Holds up to 3,500 iPod-viewable photos
Holds up to 4 hours (4GB) of video
Stores data via USB flash drive
2-inch (diagonal) liquid crystal display with blue-white LED backlight
320-by-240-pixel resolution at 204 pixels per inch
20Hz to 20,000Hz
Audio Formats Supported
AAC (16 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), MP3 (16 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, and 4), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV
H.264 video, up to 1.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Low-Complexity version of the H.264 Baseline Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; H.264 video, up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Baseline Profile up to Level 3.0 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; MPEG-4 video, up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats
20Hz to 20,000Hz
Mac computer with USB 2.0 port
Mac OS X v10.4.8 or later
iTunes 7.4 or later
PC with USB 2.0 port
Windows Vista or Windows XP Home or Professional with Service Pack 2 or later
Additional language support for display of song, album, and artist information: Bulgarian, Croatian, Romanian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, and Ukrainian
Input and Output
3.5-mm stereo headphone jack
Power and Battery
Built-in rechargeable lithium ion battery
Music playback time: Up to 24 hours when fully charged
Video playback time: Up to 5 hours when fully charged
Fast-charge time: about 1.5 hours (charges up to 80% of battery capacity)
Full-charge time: about 3 hours
32° to 95° F (0° to 35° C)
Non Operating Temperature
-4° to 113° F (-20° to 45° C)
Humidity Range Operating
5% to 95% noncondensing
Maximum operating altitude
10,000 feet (3000 m)
Dimensions (W x D x H)
2.06" x 0.26" x 2.75"
In the Box
USB 2.0 cable
Quick Start guide
Single-incident telephone support for the first 90 days and a one-year limited warranty
Apple iPod Nano 4GB Silver Features
Stainless and New
An anodized aluminum top and polished stainless steel back. Five eye-catching colors. A larger, brighter display with the most pixels per inch of any Apple display, ever. iPod nano stirs up visual effects from the outside in.
And it’ll wow you for hours. Play up to 5 hours of video or up to 24 hours of audio on a single charge. All that staying power and a wafer-thin, 6.5-mm profile makes iPod nano one small big attraction.
If a picture says a thousand words, think of what all the album art in your collection might say. With Cover Flow on iPod nano, you can flip through your music to find the album you want to hear. Use the Click Wheel to browse music by album cover, then select an album to flip it over and see the track list.
Use the Click Wheel to adjust volume, navigate songs, browse in Cover Flow, or explore the Music menu by playlist, artist, album, song, genre, composer, and more. Want to mix things up? Click Shuffle Songs. iPod nano makes your music look as good as it sounds, thanks to its bright color display.
Buy movies from the iTunes Store and you can sync them to your iPod nano to watch anywhere, anytime. Up to 5 hours of video playback means you can watch two movies back to back.1 And for your viewing pleasure, the 320-by-240-pixel display — with a whopping 204 pixels per inch — is 65 percent brighter than before.
TV Shows There’s always something good on iPod nano. Browse thousands of episodes of your favorite TV shows on the iTunes Store, buy them for just $1.99 each, then sync them to your iPod nano. Watch last night’s episodes this morning, or buy a whole TV series and play a pocket-size marathon.
The iTunes Store features thousands of free video and audio podcasts, including indie favorites and offerings from such big names as ABC News, Comedy Central, ESPN, PBS, NPR, and many more. Browse and subscribe to podcasts, then sync them to your iPod nano. You can even play video podcasts on TV using an optional Apple component or composite AV cable.
The digital shelves of the iTunes Store are stocked with thousands of audiobooks — including exclusives like the entire Harry Potter series — so you can catch up on your reading wherever iPod nano takes you. iPod nano even recognizes where you left off reading and bookmarks your place.
Put hours of fun at your fingertips. iPod nano comes with three games — Vortex, iQuiz, and Klondike — and you can download more from the iTunes Store for $4.99 each. All iPod games are designed specifically for the iPod interface. And all of them look great on the 2-inch color display.
iPod nano holds up to 7,000 photos you can sync from your Mac or PC via iTunes. Use the Click Wheel to scroll through photo thumbnails. To see a photo full screen, click the center button. You can even view your photo slideshows — complete with music and transitions — on a TV using an optional Apple component or composite AV cable.
Calendars, contacts, and a screen lock appear in the Extras menu, along with a few more handy items. Take the world clock, for example. Spin the Click Wheel to choose different clocks for cities all over the world. For workouts, use the built-in stopwatch to log your best times.
Apple iPod Nano 4GB Silver Included Items
Apple iPod Nano 4GB Silver
USB 2.0 Cable
Quick Start Guide
Apple iPod Nano 4GB Silver Warranty Information
Warranty Length: One year limited warranty.
Coverage: Your iPod comes with single incident telephone support for the first 90 days and a one-year limited warranty. Purchase the AppleCare Protection Plan for iPod to extend your service and support to two full years. Only the AppleCare Protection Plan provides you with direct telephone support from Apple technical experts and the assurance that repairs will be handled by Apple-certified technicians using genuine Apple parts.