is there a ubs cable for 1 generation IPod shuffle and where can i get one?
- Asked by fn from Mcallen
Apple iPod shuffle USB Cable
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The 1st generation iPod Shuffle has an integrated USB-A connector and can be plugged directly into any USB socket. No USB cable is necessary. If you want an extension cable, many USB-A to USB-A extension cables are available. Search online for "USB-A Male to USB-A Female Extension Cable."
Apple still sells the "Apple iPod Shuffle Dock" ($29 USD) USB adapter for the 2nd generation iPod shuffle. It is not compatible with the 1st, 3rd or 4th generation iPod Shuffles. Apple does not sell a cable-only USB adapter for the 2nd generation iPod Shuffle - only the complete "dock." But you can find third party (non-Apple) USB cables for the 2nd generation iPod Shuffle online. Search for "USB cable for 2nd generation iPod Shuffle" but be careful - the cables appear identical (externally) to Apple's 3rd and 4th generation iPod Shuffle cables but are wired differently internally so are not interchangeable. Be sure you are getting the cable that is designed for the correct generation of iPod Shuffle you own.
iPod Shuffle 1st generation = tall narrow white (only) plastic case with round clickable control pad and integrated USB-A connector.
iPod Shuffle 2nd generation = small rectangular brushed aluminum case with round clickable control pad and integrated clip. Several colors. Sold with a USB / TRRS adapter "dock" for the 2nd generation iPod Shuffle that connects via the Shuffle's headphone jack.
iPod Shuffle 3rd generation = tiny metal case with no external control pad and only a single external button and an integrated clip. Several colors. (volume, etc. controls were built into the headphone cable). Sold with a USB to TRRS adapter cable (3rd/4th generation iPod Shuffle USB cable) that plugs into headphone jack.
iPod Shuffle 4th generation = small square metal case with round clickable control pad and integrated clip. Several colors. Sold with a USB to TRRS adapter cable (3rd/4th generation iPod Shuffle USB cable) that plugs into headphone jack.
- Answered by William S from Sammamish