iPod nano (2G)

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The five colors of the iPod nano (2G)
The five colors of the iPod nano (2G)
New packaging is 52% smaller
New packaging is 52% smaller

The iPod nano (2nd Generation) was introduced on September 12, 2006.



2 GB iPod Nano 4 GB iPod Nano 8 GB iPod Nano
Price (USD)$149$199$249
Colors availableSilverSilver, green, blue, pink and red*Black and red*

* Red models are part of the (PRODUCT) RED campaign. Apple gives $10 of each sale to the Global Fund to fight AIDS in Africa. [1]


The iPod nano (2G) re-introduced colors to the iPod line, which was originally a key feature of the iPod mini. The iPod nano's new aluminum enclosure was more scratch and impact-resistant than the previous polycarbonate exterior of the iPod nano (1G). As well as gaining a new exterior, it was also roughly 3mm thinner than the original iPod nano.

In addition to redesigning the iPod nano itself, Apple made the packaging 52% smaller which reduced the amount of fossil fuels used during distribution. However, the packaging was no longer cardboard, but some kind of acrylic which is not recyclable. An install CD was no longer provided, instead users had to download the most recent version of iTunes from the internet. The packaging listed an internet connection as a requirement to reflect this.

Key Features


  • 24-hour battery life when playing music only.
  • 40% brighter screen when compared to iPod nano (1G).
  • New earphones.


  • New "quick search" feature.
  • Gapless playback.

Key Technical Information

  • CPU Type: Apple-branded ARM Processor, believed to be made by Samsung
  • CPU Speed: Unknown
  • ROM: 8 MB
  • RAM: 32 MB
  • Display: 1.5" Backlit LCD
  • Resolution: 16 bit color at 176x132 pixels
  • Video Out: N/A
  • Storage: 2/4/8 GB Flash Memory (Hynix)
  • Connectivity: USB via Dock Connector
  • Dimensions: 3.5" H x 1.6" W x 0.26" D
  • Weight: 1.41 ounces

Other iPod models

iPod (1G) | iPod (2G) | iPod (3G) | iPod (4G Monochrome) | iPod (4G Color) | iPod (5G) | iPod classic
iPod U2 Edition | Harry Potter Collector's iPod | HP iPod
iPod mini | iPod nano (1G) | iPod nano (2G) | iPod nano (3G) | iPod nano (4G) | iPod nano (5G)
iPod shuffle (1G) | iPod shuffle (2G) | iPod shuffle (3G)
iPod touch | iPhone | iPhone 3G | iPhone 3GS