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Apple 8GB Silver 3rd Generation iPod Nano - MA980LL/A

Abt Model: MA980LLA | UPC Code: 885909165001
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Holds Up To 2,000 Songs/ 7,000 iPod-Viewable Photos/ 8 Hours Of Video/ 2" Liquid Crystal Display With LED Backlight/ Skip-Free Playback/ Up To 24 Hours Music Playback Or 5 Hours Video Playback When Fully Charged/ Mac And Windows Compatible/ Silver Finish
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Apple 8GB Silver 3rd Generation iPod Nano, Model MA980LLA

It’s the small iPod with one very big idea: Video. Now the world’s most popular music player lets you enjoy TV shows, movies, video podcasts, and more. The larger, brighter display means amazing picture quality. In five eye-catching colors, iPod nano is stunning all around. And with 4GB and 8GB models starting at just $149, little speaks volumes.

Key Features:

  • Video
    Watch up to 5 hours of TV shows, music videos, movies, and podcasts.
  • Enhanced Interface
    Browse your music by album artwork with Cover Flow. View everything on your iPod nano in a whole new way.
  • Brighter Display
    iPod nano sports a larger, 320-by-240-resolution display that’s 65 percent brighter than before.
  • Newly Redesigned
    In anodized aluminum and polished stainless steel, iPod nano is now 6.5 mm thin and even more beautiful.

Features:

  • Overview
    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.1 All that staying power and a wafer-thin, 6.5-mm profile makes iPod nano one small big attraction.
  • Cover Flow
    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.
  • Music
    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.
  • Movies
    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.
  • Podcasts
    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.
  • Audiobooks
    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.
  • Games
    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.
  • Photos
    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.
  • Extras
    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.

iTunes:

  • Always in tune
    iPod nano and iTunes work so well together because they’re made for each other. From download to sync, you never miss a beat. Simply download music, audiobooks, and free podcasts from the integrated iTunes Store or import music from your CDs. The moment you connect iPod nano to your Mac or Windows PC, iTunes updates everything you’ve added since your last sync — every song, every podcast, every audiobook.
  • Sync and say
    If you have more in your iTunes library than will fit on your iPod nano, not to worry. iTunes will create a playlist that fits your style — and your iPod nano’s capacity. If you’d rather hand-pick what goes onto your iPod nano, feel free. Just drag and drop exactly what you want from your iTunes library onto iPod nano and go.
  • All docked out
    The handy dock connector on the bottom of iPod nano lets you connect it to your computer, recharge the battery, and sync files fast via the included USB cable. Or leave the optional iPod nano Dock connected to your Mac or PC. Then, when you’re ready to charge or sync, just dock your iPod nano and iTunes automatically gets to work. You can also connect the dock to a stereo system or pair of powered speakers.
  • Snapshots on schedule
    iPod nano holds a lot more than music. Import photos from iPhoto on a Mac or Adobe Photoshop Elements or Adobe Album on a Windows PC. Update your Address Book and iCal on the Mac or Outlook or Outlook Express on the PC. iTunes syncs up to 25,000 photos and all your contacts and calendars to iPod nano. Just like that.

Specifications:

Capacity

  • 8GB flash drive
  • Holds up to 2,000 songs in 128-Kbps AAC format
  • Holds up to 7,000 iPod-viewable photos
  • Holds up to 8 hours of video
  • Stores data via USB flash drive

Display

  • 2-inch (diagonal) liquid crystal display with blue-white LED backlight
  • 320-by-240-pixel resolution at 204 pixels per inch

Audio

  • Skip-free playback
  • Frequency response: 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
  • User-configurable maximum volume limit

Video

  • 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

Headphones

  • Earphones
  • Frequency response: 20Hz to 20,000Hz
  • Impedance: 32 ohms

Mac System Requirements

  • Mac computer with USB 2.0 port
  • Mac OS X v10.4.8 or later
  • iTunes 7.4 or later

Windows System Requirements

  • PC with USB 2.0 port
  • Windows Vista or Windows XP Home or Professional with Service Pack 2 or later
  • iTunes 7.4 or later

Languages

  • Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese, and Turkish
  • Additional language support for display of song, album, and artist information: Bulgarian, Croatian, Romanian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, and Ukrainian

Environmental Requirements

  • 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
  • Maximum operating altitude: 10,000 feet (3000 m)

Input And Output

  • Dock connector
  • 3.5-mm stereo headphone jack

Power And Battery

  • Built-in rechargeable lithium ion battery
  • Playback time
  • Music playback time: Up to 24 hours when fully charged
  • Video playback time: Up to 5 hours when fully charged
  • 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

In the Box:

  • iPod nano
  • Earphones
  • USB 2.0 cable
  • Dock adapter
  • Quick Start guide

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Height: 2.75"
  • Width: 2.06"
  • Depth: 0.26"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 1.74 oz
  • Shipping: 2 lbs
Warranty Information:

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. For more information, visit Apple support or call 800-823-2775.

Footnotes:

  1. 1GB = 1 billion bytes; actual formatted capacity less.
  2. Music capacity is based on 4 minutes per song and 128-Kbps AAC encoding; actual capacity varies by content.
  3. Photo capacity is based on iPod-viewable photos transferred from iTunes.
  4. Video capacity based on H.264 1.5-Mbps video at 640-by-480 resolution combined with 128-Kbps audio; actual capacity varies by content.
  5. iPod and iTunes are for legal or rightholder-authorized copying only. Don’t steal music.
  6. Testing conducted by Apple in August 2007 using preproduction hardware and software. The playlist contained 358 unique audio tracks consisting of content imported from CDs using iTunes (128-Kbps AAC) and content purchased from the iTunes Store (128-Kbps AAC). Video content was purchased from the iTunes Store. Battery tests are conducted with specific iPod units; actual results may vary. Rechargeable batteries have a limited number of charge cycles and may eventually need to be replaced (see www.apple.com/support/ipod/service/battery). Battery life and number of charge cycles vary by use and settings. See www.apple.com/batteries for more information.
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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Apple 8GB Silver 3rd Generation iPod Nano
 
4.3

(based on 7 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great sound (6)
  • Lots of storage (6)
  • Reliable (6)
  • Sleek/compact (5)
  • Easy to set up (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gym / working out (6)
    • Travel (6)
    • Commuting (3)
      • How long have you owned it:
      • A month or less

         

        80% 

        (4 reviews)

        One-to-three months

         

        Three-to-six months

         

        More than six months

         
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Avid listener (4), Casual listener (3)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (7)

    Reviewed by 7 customers

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    4.0

    I'm a newbie

    By dano

    from North Dakota

    About Me Casual Listener

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Set Up
    • Great Sound
    • Lots of Storage
    • Reliable Performance
    • Sleek/Compact

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gym / Working Out
      • Travel

      Comments about Apple 8GB Silver 3rd Generation iPod Nano:

      pretty basic...the ipod has established a name for itself for a reason. Good product.

      Service and delivery comments:

      Product was delivered withing a good frame of time. I was pleased with the speed and condition in which it arrived.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      Satisfied

      By Schnee

      from Schaumburg, IL

      About Me Avid Listener

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Battery Life
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Great Sound
      • Lots of Storage
      • Reliable Performance
      • Simple Controls
      • Sleek/Compact

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Commuting
        • Gym / Working Out

        Comments about Apple 8GB Silver 3rd Generation iPod Nano:

        Very impressed thus far. Extremely convenient to set up which was a strong initial concern prior to purchasing.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal

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        4.0

        Great product!

        By Kevin

        from Collierville, TN

        About Me Avid Listener

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up
        • Great Sound
        • Lots of Storage
        • Simple Controls
        • Sleek/Compact

        Cons

        • No FM tuner
        • Pricy

        Best Uses

        • Car stereo with IPod port
        • Gym / Working Out
        • Travel

        Comments about Apple 8GB Silver 3rd Generation iPod Nano:

        I just bought a car and was at first disappointed because it only had a single disc CD player ... then I discovered the IPod connection in the center console. After plugging up my son's 2nd Gen IPod Nano I immediately started shopping for my own IPod. With 8GB of storage I've loaded many playlists of mixed CDs as well as full CDs and it can all be controlled using the buttons on my car stereo. I love it! I would have been fine with a 2 Gen Nano because I really don't care that much about some of the other features like video but ... what the heck. The two reasons for not giving 5 stars would be the price and no FM tuner. Apple products tend to be somewhat pricy when compared to some of the other very capable MP3/video players out there. In my case, I could choose to use the car stereo AUX input and some other MP3 player and have no head unit control or buy an IPod. I do think you get excellent quality for the higher price you have to pay. My other complaint is no built in FM tuner. I bought Apple's MA070G FM Radio Tuner so I could use my IPod while running the treadmill at the gym. The gym broadcasts the sound for their TVs over FM stations. One side note to consider; when using ITunes to record your music and load your IPod you may want to consider changing the import format from AAC to MP3 or WMA if you have other non-Apple players.

        • How long have you owned it:
        • One-to-three months
        • Primary use:
        • Personal

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        5.0

        Very nice product!

        By Dog boy

        from Kansas City

        About Me Avid Listener

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Great Sound
        • Lots of Storage
        • Reliable Performance
        • Sleek/Compact

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gym / Working Out
          • Travel

          Comments about Apple 8GB Silver 3rd Generation iPod Nano:

          Cool product very useable.

          • How long have you owned it:
          • A month or less
          • Primary use:
          • Personal

          Comment on this review

           
          3.0

          shop around

          By inspdave

          from westminster, MA

          About Me Avid Listener

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up
          • Great Sound
          • Reliable Performance
          • Simple Controls
          • Tough

          Cons

          • value

          Best Uses

          • Gym / Working Out
          • Sports
          • Travel

          Comments about Apple 8GB Silver 3rd Generation iPod Nano:

          Apple obviously has cornered the market on MP Players and they're the only "hip" ones to have when hangin out with friends but in all reality there is a ton of less expensive MP Players out there with better features for less money. [...]. All in all though, the apple is a reliable product that will make you hip with all your buddies.... enjoy.

          • How long have you owned it:
          • A month or less
          • Primary use:
          • Personal

          Comment on this review

           
          5.0

          Can't get much smaller

          By hulkster

          from hoboken, nj

          About Me Casual Listener

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Lots of Storage
          • Reliable Performance
          • Simple Controls
          • Sleek/Compact

          Cons

          • Nonreplaceable battery

          Best Uses

          • Commuting
          • Gym / Working Out
          • Travel

          Comments about Apple 8GB Silver 3rd Generation iPod Nano:

          battery can not be replaced by owner. this is the major drawback of the ipod. but, hopefully, when rechargeable battery is no longer rechargeable, it will be time for the next generation ipod.

          • How long have you owned it:
          • A month or less
          • Primary use:
          • Personal

          Comment on this review

           
          4.0

          Nice, can't change the battery yourself-

          By abarax

          from chicago, IL

          About Me Casual Listener

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Great Sound
          • Lots of Storage
          • Reliable Performance

          Cons

          • Can't change battery
          • Confusing Controls

          Best Uses

          • Commuting
          • Sports
          • Travel

          Comments about Apple 8GB Silver 3rd Generation iPod Nano:

          Can be a little difficult to organize, I thought Apple had changed their Ipods from the early ones but you still can't replace the battery yourself, you most likely have to send it in to them to do, probably at an inflated price.

          • How long have you owned it:
          • A month or less
          • Primary use:
          • Personal

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          Apple 8GB Silver 3rd Generation iPod Nano

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