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How do I know what generation my iPod Shuffle is?

Asked by spendy (1444 points ) April 19th, 2008

Just got this little guy on Monday…and lovin’ it. So, I was browsing for a wall charger (to free up my PC port) and discovered that I need to know whether it’s 1st, 2nd, or 3rd generation. I’ve looked through the stuff that came with it…and no luck. How do I know? I’ve got no clue about this – it’s probably obvious and I’ll feel like an idiot, I’m sure. Help!

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scubydoo's avatar

as they changed shuffles through the years, they changed hard drive capacity as well as the color of the shuffle . if it was purchased new from a local retailer, i’d imagine that it would be the latest generation. check this site out and see if it can help. link

spendy's avatar

Thanks…that was helpful. I’m guessing mine is 3rd gen :)

jrpowell's avatar

I would just get one of these. I have one and you just plug the dock into it and it charges. And it is only 3 dollars.

edit :: I also bought it from the place I linked to above. It came in about 4 days and worked well.

robmandu's avatar

Not seeing any reference to a 3rd gen iPod Shuffle. What exactly are you looking at?

Apple’s support page has pictures.

mcbealer's avatar

This page shows all generations of ipods made with pictures for easy identification.

jamms's avatar

there are only two shuffle generations. If yours has a USB plug on it its gen 1. If not its gen 2. Adding compacity did not change the generation. Its an upgrade.

spendy's avatar

Ah…well, I guess some of the sellers on eBay have even less of an idea about what generations are available than I did. Many of them are indicating that the wall chargers I’ve looked at are for 2nd + 3rd gen only.

aidoom7's avatar

If you think it’s 4G, it comes in only 2GB and it has the circle clickpad.

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