iPod Shuffle 4th Gen 2 Gb (Mid-2015)

iPod shuffle 4th Gen 2 Gb released in 2015 is identical to the previous 4th generation model in everything except colors and operating system support. The iPods shuffle 4th Gen released in mid of 2015 do not support older Mac versions as well as Windows XP and Vista. The 5 button operating scheme plus the VoiceOver action button on top. The player can speak the name of songs, artists and playlists in 14 languages and boasts the Genius Mixer function as well. That is, Genius can compile a playlist picking up similar songs. The housing is offered in seven colors – space grey and silver with a black click wheel ring and gold, blue, red, and hot pink with a white click wheel ring. There’s only one 2 Gb version for all colors with battery life up to 15 hours.

iPod Shuffle 4th Gen 2 Gb (Mid-2015)

Introduced on July 15, 2015.

Specifications

  • Processor Type: Samsung ARM.
  • Storage capacity: 2 GB.
  • Connectivity: USB.
  • Mac support: Mac 10.5.8.
  • Dimensions: 1.14 x 1.24 x 0.34.
  • Average weight: 0.44 oz.
  • Navigation: Click wheel on front, voice over button on top.
  • Format: MP3.
  • Battery Type: Lithium ion battery provides 10 hours of playback.
  • Colors: Silver, dark grey, blue, purple, red, pink, green.

How to Add Content to iPod Shuffle

After your music is imported and organized in iTunes, you can easily add it to iPod shuffle. To manage how songs and other audio content are added to iPod shuffle from your computer, connect iPod shuffle to your computer, and then use iTunes to choose iPod shuffle settings.

Users can set iTunes to add music to iPod shuffle in two ways:

  • Automatically syncing music:  When you connect iPod shuffle to your computer, iPod shuffle is automatically updated to match the songs and other items in your iTunes library. If Genius is turned on the first time you sync iPod shuffle, iTunes uses up to four Genius Mixes created from your iTunes library to fill iPod shuffle. If any free space remains, iTunes syncs additional songs from your iTunes library. If Genius isn’t turned on, iTunes syncs songs and playlists from your iTunes library to fill iPod shuffle. You can modify automatic syncing options to include selected playlists, artists, albums, and genres. You can also automatically sync other audio, including podcasts, audiobooks, and iTunes U collections. See the following sections for more information.
  • Manually managing music:  When you connect iPod shuffle, you can drag individual songs and playlists to iPod shuffle, and delete individual songs and playlists from iPod shuffle. Using this option, you can add songs from more than one computer without erasing songs from iPod shuffle. When you manage music manually, you must always eject iPod shuffle from iTunes before you disconnect it.

By default, iPod shuffle is set to sync all songs and playlists when you connect it to your computer. This is the simplest way to add audio content to iPod shuffle – you just connect iPod shuffle to your computer, let it add songs, audiobooks, audio podcasts, and iTunes U collections automatically, and then disconnect it and go. If you added any songs to iTunes since the last time you connected iPod shuffle, they’re synced with iPod shuffle as space allows. If you deleted songs from iTunes, they’re removed from iPod shuffle.

To sync music with iPod shuffle:

  • Connect iPod shuffle to your computer. If iPod shuffle is set to sync automatically, the update begins. Important note:  If you connect iPod shuffle to a computer that it hasn’t synced with, a message asks if you want to sync songs automatically. If you accept, all songs and other audio content are erased from iPod shuffle and replaced with songs and other items from that computer. If you don’t accept, you can still add songs to iPod shuffle manually without erasing any of the songs already on iPod shuffle.

While music is being synced from your computer to iPod shuffle, the iTunes status window shows progress, and you see a sync icon next to iPod shuffle. When the update is done, you see the “iPod sync is complete” message in iTunes.

A bar at the bottom of the iTunes window displays how much disk space is used by different types of content. If you don’t choose to automatically sync music to iPod shuffle during setup, you can do it later. If there isn’t enough space on iPod shuffle for all your music, you can set iTunes to sync only selected playlists, artists, albums, and genres.

To set iTunes to sync music from selected playlists, artists, genres, and albums to iPod shuffle:

  1. Connect iPod shuffle to your computer.
  2. In iTunes, click the device button to select iPod shuffle, then click Music.
  3. Select“Sync music,”then choose “Selected playlists, artists, albums, and genres.”
  4. Select the playlists, artists, albums, and genres you want.
  5. To set iTunes to automatically fill any remaining space on iPod shuffle, select “Automatically fill free space with songs.” If you have Genius Mixes, iTunes uses them to fill the space first. If there’s no room for another Genius Mix, iTunes fills the remaining space on iPod shuffle with other songs.
  6. Click Apply.

The update begins automatically. If you select“Sync only checked songs”in the Summary pane, iTunes syncs only items that are checked.

Apple Orders, Discontinuation

Apple Order:  MKMJ2LL/A.

Apple Model No:  A1373 (EMC 2400).

Discontinued:  July 15, 2015.

Miscellanea

  • Unlike the previous models, especially the unlucky 3rd generation one, iPod shuffle 4th generation shows excellent results with Hi-Fi semi-professional headphones. There’s no hiss between tracks and the sound is richer. It’s not the top but acceptable result for audio player that small.
  • Keep in mind that latest iPods shuffle don’t support older Mac operational system as well as Windows XP and Vista.

Links

  • Trade in your old iPod shuffle for fast cash at iGotOffer. We pay the best price online for your old electronics: Sell my iPod.
  • iPod Shuffle 3rd Gen Colors 2 and 4 Gb – Released in 2009 the iPod shuffle 3rd Gen colors remained the same as the previous shuffle 3rd gen models in everything except colors.

iPod shuffle 4th generation. Unboxing and review by DetroitBorg

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