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How many type of songs does each iPod, iPod mini, iPod nano, iPod touch, and also iPod shuffle hold?

The maximum variety of songs that eexceptionally iPod is capable of storing varies upon the length of songs, file type, format, and also encoding used. Using the iPod to hold photos and also videos (once applicable), likewise deserve to minimize the variety of songs the iPod can save.

However before, the capacity of eextremely iPod in gigabytes, in addition to the Apple estimated variety of songs that each deserve to organize, is gave below:

iPod Name

Capacity (GB)

Estimated Songs

iPod (Original/Scroll)

5 GB, 10 GB

1000, 2000*

iPod 2nd Gen

5, 10, 20 GB

1000, 2000, 4000*

10, 15, 30 GB

2500, 3700, 7500

10, 20, 40 GB

2500, 5000, 10,000

15, 20, 40 GB

3700, 5000, 10,000

iPod fourth Gen

20 GB, 40 GB

5000, 10,000

iPod U2 (fourth Gen)

20 GB

5000

iPod photo (30)

30 GB

7,500

iPod photo (40/60)

40 GB, 60 GB

10,000, 15,000

iPod Color Display

20 GB, 60 GB

5,000, 15,000

iPod U2 (Color)

20 GB

5,000

iPod 5th Gen (Video)

30 GB, 60 GB

7500, 15,000

iPod U2 5th Gen

30 GB

7500

iPod fifth Gen Enhanced

30 GB, 80 GB

7500, 20,000

iPod U2 5th Gen (E)

30 GB

7500

iPod classic (Orig)

80 GB, 160 GB

20,000, 40,000

iPod timeless (2008)

120 GB

30,000

iPod classic (2009)

160 GB

40,000

iPod mini

4 GB

1000

iPod mini second Gen

4 GB, 6 GB

1000, 1500

iPod nano

1 GB, 2 GB, 4 GB

240, 500, 1000

iPod nano second Gen

2 GB, 4 GB, 8 GB

500, 1000, 2000

iPod nano 2nd Gen RED

4 GB, 8 GB

1000, 2000

iPod nano third Gen

4 GB, 8 GB

1000, 2000

iPod nano fourth Gen

8 GB, 16 GB

2000, 4000

iPod nano 5th Gen

8 GB, 16 GB

2000, 4000

iPod nano 6th Gen

8 GB, 16 GB

2000, 4000†

iPod shuffle

512 MB, 1 GB

120, 240

iPod shuffle 2nd Gen

1 GB, 2 GB

240, 500

iPod shuffle third Gen

4 GB

1000

iPod shuffle third Gen (C)

2 GB, 4 GB

500, 1000

iPod shuffle fourth Gen

2 GB

500†

iPod touch

8 GB, 16 GB, 32 GB

1750, 3500, 7000

iPod touch second Gen

8 GB, 16 GB, 32 GB

1750, 3500, 7000

iPod touch third Gen

8 GB, 32 GB, 64 GB

1750, 7000, 14,000

iPod touch fourth Gen

8 GB, 32 GB, 64 GB

1750, 7000, 14,000†

iPod touch "4.5" Gen

8 GB, 32 GB, 64 GB

1750, 7000, 14,000†

* Apple estimated the song capacity of the first and second generation iPod making use of the 160-Kbps MP3 format. These records are bigger than the 128-Kbps AAC format offered to estimate the capacity of succeeding iPod models.

† Interestingly, Apple did not provide "official" estimates for song capacity, photo capacity and video capacity for these models. However, as in its entirety capacities of these models are unchanged from earlier models, these approximates still are worthwhile to obtain a general idea of storage capacity.

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