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

The maximum number of songs that every iPod is capable of storing varies upon the size of songs, document type, format, and also encoding used. Making use of the iPod to hold photos and also videos (when applicable), similarly can alleviate the number of songs the iPod can store.

However, the volume of every iPod in gigabytes, along with the apologize estimated number of songs the each deserve to hold, is listed 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 (4th Gen)

20 GB

5000

iPod photo (30)

30 GB

7,500

iPod picture (40/60)

40 GB, 60 GB

10,000, 15,000

iPod shade 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 fifth Gen

30 GB

7500

iPod 5th Gen enhanced

30 GB, 80 GB

7500, 20,000

iPod U2 fifth Gen (E)

30 GB

7500

iPod classic (Orig)

80 GB, 160 GB

20,000, 40,000

iPod standard (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 2nd Gen

2 GB, 4 GB, 8 GB

500, 1000, 2000

iPod nano second 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 2nd 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 very first and second generation iPod making use of the 160-Kbps MP3 format. These documents are larger than the 128-Kbps AAC layout used to estimate the volume of subsequent iPod models.

† Interestingly, Apple did not administer "official" estimates for song capacity, photograph capacity and video capacity because that these models. However, as as whole capacities of this models room unchanged from earlier models, these approximates still room worthwhile to get a general idea of warehouse capacity.

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