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MacRumors
Aug 29, 2007, 07:57 PM
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Appleinsider claims (http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/07/08/29/source_ipod_shuffle_refresh_to_go_red.html) that Apple is preparing a (PRODUCT) RED version of the iPod shuffle as early as next week.

Apple previously introduced (http://www.apple.com/ipodnano/red/) a RED version of the iPod Nano. Each sale of the Special Edition iPod Nano donates $10 to the Global Fund to fight AIDS in Africa.

Article Link (http://www.macrumors.com/2007/08/29/ipod-shuffle-to-go-red/)



PlaceofDis
Aug 29, 2007, 07:59 PM
bump the storage to 2gigs, same price or less, and i'm set for a shuffle.

red would push me over the edge.

macintel4me
Aug 29, 2007, 07:59 PM
Cool. I guess that somewhat confirms no significant update to the shuffle.

Zwhaler
Aug 29, 2007, 07:59 PM
This wouldn't surprise me, and the "early as next week" means it's coming at the event.

Luis
Aug 29, 2007, 08:00 PM
Would be cool, although I still wouldn't have a need for one...

vandlism
Aug 29, 2007, 08:06 PM
Looks to be about time to retire my first gen shuffle. Even if they don't change any of the specs, I'll get to at least double my memory. Ahh, a worthy upgrade.

coolbreeze
Aug 29, 2007, 08:08 PM
So the red iPhone is next, I suppose.

jabu31
Aug 29, 2007, 08:12 PM
Woohooo!!!

The shuffle is going red!!!!! I got myself a red nano. And absolutely love the cause and the radiant color. Makes me feel good that something positive came from buying my nano.:p:rolleyes:

waynergy
Aug 29, 2007, 08:13 PM
Good for them.

nagromme
Aug 29, 2007, 08:14 PM
Pure red is my favorite iPod color. I'd love to see an iPhone--or that mocked-up widescreen Nano--sold in red.

And a red Shuffle would tempt me even more than the orange one. I do NOT need one! But... they're so tiny...

Cult Follower
Aug 29, 2007, 09:01 PM
I hope this is true, I love (Product) Red and want to support them. Apple makes it a lot easier to do so with these iPods.

Miguey
Aug 29, 2007, 09:02 PM
Cool, I'd love to get that to match my red shirt :)

MarkCollette
Aug 29, 2007, 09:10 PM
I'd like a RED iPod, without it actually being coloured red.

Luis
Aug 29, 2007, 09:13 PM
I'd like a RED iPod, without it actually being coloured red.

Well that would, at least, be somehow ironic!

suneohair
Aug 29, 2007, 09:50 PM
I hope this is true, I love (Product) Red and want to support them. Apple makes it a lot easier to do so with these iPods.

I know there was a huge debate originally about this (nano), but really, why don't you just donate the money you would spend on an iPod?

twoodcc
Aug 29, 2007, 10:05 PM
This wouldn't surprise me, and the "early as next week" means it's coming at the event.

yeah me either. and i agree it's coming at the event. the shuffles are nice, but since i have a nano, i really don't need one.

Mgkwho
Aug 29, 2007, 10:06 PM
I think the shuffle will also see a 2GB update, but there will be at least two models; the high end will be colored black.

I wonder if they'll introduce 2GB and 4GB, or 1GB and 2GB. I bet they'll stick with 1GB, lower the price, and add a 2GB for $89 or so. From what I hear with NAND prices dropping (though just last week I thought I heard of a shortage?), even $89 seems like a lot for 2GB. But what do I know.

Someday I'd like that "left-chin" to go away, so that only a square front remains. I doubt the case will change until September '08, though.

-=|Mgkwho

siurpeeman
Aug 29, 2007, 10:17 PM
Well that would, at least, be somehow ironic!

a lot of gap's (RED) shirts actually aren't red, but i wouldn't expect it for an ipod product. i'd kind of want one, and i think i'd get it. :o

psingh01
Aug 29, 2007, 10:22 PM
why don't people just donate $20 to an AIDS charity instead of spending $85 on something that only sends $10 to the charity?

siurpeeman
Aug 29, 2007, 10:28 PM
why don't people just donate $20 to an AIDS charity instead of spending $85 on something that only sends $10 to the charity?

if you're going to buy an $85 shuffle anyway, why not buy the one that donates part of the revenues to charity? sure, it'd be great if everybody just took out their checkbook and donated a bit to charity, but people don't. in addition, there's more to the (red) campaign than just raising money. things like raising AIDS awareness around the world. but if you want to donate $20 to an AIDS charity, more power to you.

onionperson654
Aug 29, 2007, 11:05 PM
Well, because I am, first and foremost, a dork, I thought that I'd read a little too much into the red shuffle anouncement.

1.) While $10 for a nano doesn't cut too much into the bottom line (is probably more than offset by making the product more desirable, good publicity, and tax credits), $10 off of $79 or $89 would be significant, and a $5 donation would be a bit small (but doable).

2.)Hmmmm, could everything be shifted down (like a shuffle that fits into the space between atoms?) and the nano gets lobbed in two lengthwise and becomes the new shuffle, hence the red version. A smaller nano (I think pico has been mentioned) would be a better competitor, especially priced at under $100. OK, so maybe its not too likely, but if the shuffle becomes more nanoesque (i.e. a screen), then that could better explain the red.

3.)While this IS certainly NOT going to happen, what about something the size of a nano's screen with the entire screen being a touch wheel. I suppose it would take up too much processing power and cost too much for a shuffle (plus, your finger would obscure the screen), but if they are coming out with a big all-screen ipod, than how about a tiny, postage stamp one (speaking of which, how about a postage stamp that plays music. We've already got those musical greating cards).

4.) Shuffle earphones at some point? Anyone?

5.) Shuffle tooth. Plays through the bone.

6.) A colony of shuffle bacteria that work in tandem (although a cold could be really loud).

7.) Beaming music directly to your ears from a far away device.

7.b.) How about beaming from the future (hey, we could finally get the beatles on itunes)? The Past?

and now that my minature nano/shuffle seems logical by comparison I will hit you with the ultimate/uber/convergence/singularity of all ipod/apple/computer/electronic/technological/human endevors...


IPOD SOCKS !!! "They shuffle while you shuffle around the floor" (plus, they now come in red)

abrooks
Aug 30, 2007, 02:46 AM
I know there was a huge debate originally about this (nano), but really, why don't you just donate the money you would spend on an iPod?

Because I want an iPod.

spikeyjac
Aug 30, 2007, 03:26 AM
Anybody got a mockup of what this woulr look like?
Thanks
Jack

Eric Lewis
Aug 30, 2007, 08:01 AM
Anybody got a mockup of what this woulr look like?
Thanks
Jack

http://images.appleinsider.com/ipod-shuffle-red-070829.gif

Source: AppleInsider

Scarlet Fever
Aug 30, 2007, 08:06 AM
I've been looking around for an iPod Shuffle, because I've starting riding my bike again. A red shuffle would do it for me.

http://images.appleinsider.com/ipod-shuffle-red-070829.gif

Source: AppleInsider

yep. I'm sold.

kymac
Aug 30, 2007, 11:28 AM
well.. i made this mockup before the colored shuffles came out at the beginning of the year

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?p=3307009#post3307009

http://img409.imageshack.us/img409/4258/redshufflelq4.jpg

cliffjumper68
Aug 30, 2007, 12:56 PM
Cool. I guess that somewhat confirms no significant update to the shuffle.

I would take that as a plus. I like the simple no nonsense design they have now. Just add a bit more storage space :D

macintel4me
Aug 30, 2007, 04:11 PM
I would take that as a plus. I like the simple no nonsense design they have now. Just add a bit more storage space :D
And please oh please add wireless headphones!!!!!!

Cygnus311
Aug 30, 2007, 07:07 PM
Wasn't this Product RED program accused of spending their charity monies on the marketing for the program or something?

LizKat
Aug 30, 2007, 07:54 PM
... the shuffles are nice, but since i have a nano, i really don't need one.

Shuffles hitchhike on your clothes more easily than the nanos can do. With a shuffle you don't even need a pocket in your clothing, just some little place to clip it onto, like the neckline of a T-shirt. I love the 2nd gen shuffle for that built-in clip!

MarkCollette
Aug 30, 2007, 08:04 PM
When I bought my G2 Shuffle, I found the earphones nearly useless for any physical activity, which is exactly what Shuffles are for. Let's hope they get that right in a revision.

kody
Aug 31, 2007, 09:40 AM
Think how much they could make if the Macbook pro had a Red body.

JeffDM
Sep 1, 2007, 12:37 PM
When I bought my G2 Shuffle, I found the earphones nearly useless for any physical activity, which is exactly what Shuffles are for. Let's hope they get that right in a revision.

Earphones can be a very individual thing, everyone is different. If they included earphones that fit you, then they wouldn't fit someone else, there is no winning. There's nothing stopping you from using some other ear phone.

MarkCollette
Sep 1, 2007, 12:58 PM
Earphones can be a very individual thing, everyone is different. If they included earphones that fit you, then they wouldn't fit someone else, there is no winning. There's nothing stopping you from using some other ear phone.

Oh, the earphones did fit. It's just that they didn't really stay in when running. Also, even Apple realised they weren't the best design, as evidenced by them coming up with the newer version of their iPod earphones. It's just that they didn't include the new ones with the G2 Shuffles...

JeffDM
Sep 1, 2007, 01:40 PM
Oh, the earphones did fit. It's just that they didn't really stay in when running. Also, even Apple realised they weren't the best design, as evidenced by them coming up with the newer version of their iPod earphones. It's just that they didn't include the new ones with the G2 Shuffles...

I thought they changed the earphones a little later.

Chris Bangle
Sep 1, 2007, 02:03 PM
well.. i made this mockup before the colored shuffles came out at the beginning of the year

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?p=3307009#post3307009

http://img409.imageshack.us/img409/4258/redshufflelq4.jpg



I would choose red over blue now... It looks really good.. Shame ive already got a silver one:(:(:(:(:(