iPod shuffle 2GB and 4GB due this summer

Posted on Monday, May 30 2005 @ 22:59 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Mobilemag confirms the rumours that Apple will launch a 2GB iPod shuffle in June and a 4GB version by August. Currently Apple only ships 512MB and 1GB versions of the iPod shuffle, which uses NAND flash memory instead of a hard disk.

Samsung today released its 4Gbit NAND flash. These memory devices are made on a 70nm process and offer a 50 percent performance boost over their 90nm 2Gbit predecessors. Samsung says its 4Gbit NAND flash features a write speed of 16MB/s, allowing real-time storage of high-definition video images.

Toshiba released its 4Gbit NAND flash memory earlier this year and will just like Samsung start producing 8Gb NAND flash memory devices this summer.

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Re: iPod shuffle 2GB and 4GB due this summer
by Anonymous on Tuesday, May 31 2005 @ 2:33 CEST
It would make sense if Apple double the storage from 512MB and 1GB to 1GB and 2GB. But 2GB and 4GB--come on--what is Apple going to do with iPod minis with only 4GB and 6GB storage?


George Lien

  • Reply by Anonymous on Thursday, June 02 2005 @ 1:36 CEST

    Hmm... A mini is about twice the size of a shuffle, how about an 8GB mini with flash memory?