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MacRumors
Sep 5, 2007, 12:57 PM
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Apple released new iPod Shuffles at the "Beat Goes On" special media event, offering a refresh to the current line of Shuffle. It keeps the $79 price point at 1GB storage, and offers these colors: silver, light blue, teal & green. Also in the offering is a Product (RED) version of the shuffle.

Article Link (http://www.macrumors.com/2007/09/05/new-ipod-story-1/)



bigandy
Sep 5, 2007, 01:02 PM
i love the new colours :)

TwoSyllables
Sep 5, 2007, 01:11 PM
TEAL!?!? EW! Is it 1992?

Superdrive
Sep 5, 2007, 01:12 PM
The new colors don't look too bad. I just miss my TANGERINE!

cliffjumper68
Sep 5, 2007, 01:28 PM
I like the product red shuffle. The new nano looks like a step back from the current model. I hope they keep some around for a while.

johnmcboston
Sep 5, 2007, 01:30 PM
Agreed on the colors. What happened to nice bold primary colors? I think my orange shuffle is so cool. :)

But that aside, the shuffle has to be the biggest disappointment of the day. Other companies are making better shuffle size players for less money. (Samsug was it?) has a 2GB player the same size as the shuffle for the same $79. Steve couldn't have put 2GB of memory in it???

thejadedmonkey
Sep 5, 2007, 01:33 PM
They should have upped the price to $99, added an OLED screen or black and white LED screen or something.. That would've been nice. Keep it menuless, but at least this way you can see what song you're listening to

fastbite
Sep 5, 2007, 01:41 PM
The beauty of the shuffle is that it is just what it is, no screen, no need to make decisions, no problems -- and the new colors are pretty gentle but cool.

InLikeALion
Sep 5, 2007, 01:43 PM
I'd have to give the stagnancy a negative rating. New colors... and that's all? seriously? We ALL know NAND has declined in price to the extent that 2gb is expected at this price-point. I'm glad they brought (RED) to the shuffle, but wasn't Jobs the one tauting how incredible the orange was? I miss the bold colors, too.

lelereb
Sep 5, 2007, 01:44 PM
same prize, same size, the old-new shuffle

Doctor Q
Sep 5, 2007, 01:51 PM
Apparently what makes colors cool isn't the particular shades, but the fact that they are different than the previous set of colors. When they come out with new colors, people with iPods in the old colors are instantly out of fashion. So of course they need to upgrade to hide their shame!

milo
Sep 5, 2007, 01:52 PM
I think it's still a great design that doesn't need updating, but it's just too expensive for the capacity. Memory pricing has come way down.

It needs either a price drop or a capacity boost.

shoelessone
Sep 5, 2007, 01:53 PM
Yeah, not trying to thread crap, but does anybody REALLY care about shuffle? New colors, that's it right?

imac/cheese
Sep 5, 2007, 01:53 PM
They should have upped the price to $99, added an OLED screen or black and white LED screen or something.. That would've been nice. Keep it menuless, but at least this way you can see what song you're listening to

You can't hear what song you are listening to?

The shuffle is a perfect litle device. More storage would always be nice but it is fine as it is.

Mr. Amiga500
Sep 5, 2007, 02:04 PM
But that aside, the shuffle has to be the biggest disappointment of the day. Other companies are making better shuffle size players for less money. (Samsug was it?) has a 2GB player the same size as the shuffle for the same $79. Steve couldn't have put 2GB of memory in it???

I agree with that! And who the hell cares about new colours? The old colours were fine. Colour is not an "upgrade" a music player needs. (...unless your only choices are "neon pink" and "puce")

I want a 4Gb Shuffle. Even more than that, I want headphones with integrated Shuffle (something like this (http://www.zopid.com/servlet/the-2/MP3-Player-Headset-Headphones/Detail)) so I don't have wires that constantly snag on things. Every day, I get earbuds ripped violently out of my ears when the wires snag or tangle. If I jog in the woods, I need to call an ambulance and give them advance notice so they can have some donor ears on ice, ready for transplantation.

Orng
Sep 5, 2007, 02:06 PM
Yeah, not trying to thread crap, but does anybody REALLY care about shuffle? New colors, that's it right?

I love the Shuffle, it's a fantastic product, I recommend it a lot.
For anyone who is not a power listener (ie happy with a rotation of 2-300 songs), and wants it for activities like any kind of exercise, it's absolutely perfect. I actually never get through the whole playlist on the shuffle before I recharge and reload it.

If there are songs you want to hear more often, no prob, just drag them multiple times into the shuffle. It won't load the song on twice, but it will put it twice or more into the shuffle list.

Now if only they'd bring back the Orange. :(

Mr. Amiga500
Sep 5, 2007, 02:17 PM
Yeah, not trying to thread crap, but does anybody REALLY care about shuffle?

I didn't really appreciate the Shuffle until I got a Nano. I thought the Shuffle was great, but I thought the Nano would blow it away. I was completely wrong. I found that the menu system doesn't work the way I want and is unconfigurable. The touch wheel is too "touchy" and you constantly have to put the lock on to avoid blasting your ears with accidental volume changes. It's larger and heavier than the Shuffle. When you want to turn the Shuffle off, you just switch off. On the Nano, you press and hold and wait (and half the time it didn't work so you have to hold and wait again!).

I want a 4Gb Shuffle to replace my Nano. It looks like now I'll be waiting a long time. (...or I'll buy non-Apple)

Mgkwho
Sep 5, 2007, 02:47 PM
There must be something up with flash capacity, because the nanos and shuffles did not get updated! I bet the nano price drop was partially included to hold everyone over until the flash deals are more lucrative.

I thought for sure there would be a 2GB black shuffle. I bet, since there was no black color included, they are planning on updating them soon with higher capacities.

-=|Mgkwho

chillywilly
Sep 5, 2007, 03:15 PM
I like my current Orange Shuffle. The new colors are ok, but liked the brighter colors of the previous generation.

As for a 2gb Shuffle, I really don't see it, unless it's an answer to the now discontinued 2gb nano. I've got 200 songs on my Shuffle. I don't know if double the capacity without some sort of screen for navigation to through more of those songs.

johnmcboston
Sep 5, 2007, 03:33 PM
I want headphones with integrated Shuffle

Well, this is kind of cool

http://www.tuaw.com/2007/05/24/ifreeplay-cordless-shuffle-headphones/ (http://www.tuaw.com/2007/05/24/ifreeplay-cordless-shuffle-headphones/)

thebrain74
Sep 5, 2007, 04:02 PM
Am I the only one that thinks the new colors look like ass. I think the orange one of the previous generation was really cool as were most of the other colors. Besides this is a week-***** attempt at updating the shuffle, all the other ipods get something new (case, capacity, etc) but the shuffle gets new colors, I know its small and there isn't much to do with that, but I would think with apple's design team the could have come up with some improvement/tweak to differentiate it from the last version. IDK.

thejakill
Sep 5, 2007, 05:42 PM
i want a black shuffle!!!!

SkyBell
Sep 5, 2007, 07:23 PM
Well I was hoping for a 2 GB Shuffle to replace my aged 1st Gen 1 GB Shuffle (Yeeeeeah 2006 baby.:cool:) that is now full.

I'm disappointed, but at least I'm not whining like SOME people here are ("16 GB WTF!?!?!?")

However, this makes the 4 Gb nano (that plays video; a bonus for me) at $149 look very attractive.


I do like the new colors though, a very nice additon. If Apple ever makes an increased capacity Shuffle, you can bet I'll be buying one.

Foxglove9
Sep 5, 2007, 07:40 PM
I hope they don't discontinue the previous colors because these news ones are ugly!

chillywilly
Sep 5, 2007, 08:23 PM
I hope they don't discontinue the previous colors because these news ones are ugly!
Unless they are going to be on clearance at the Apple store, the new colors are most likely perm. replacements for the previous colors.

Since the price of the Shuffle didn't change, I bet non-Apple stores for the next few days, will have the previous Shuffles.

Mr. Amiga500
Sep 5, 2007, 08:41 PM
Well, this is kind of cool

http://www.tuaw.com/2007/05/24/ifreeplay-cordless-shuffle-headphones/ (http://www.tuaw.com/2007/05/24/ifreeplay-cordless-shuffle-headphones/)

Yes, that's interesting and thanks for the link. Unfortunately, with the Shuffle still only 1Gb, it's still not going to be as useful as I hoped. (I might still get one though)

Just think of what Apple could do if they designed something like this, but all in one piece. They could make it sleeker, but still have double the battery space of the Shuffle. 4Gb cordless headphones with built in player and 24 hour battery would be easily doable and exactly what I'm looking for. Sound would be way better than is possible with earbuds too.

twoodcc
Sep 5, 2007, 11:15 PM
new colors are nice....too bad they didn't bump it up to 2GB though

Mac One
Sep 5, 2007, 11:22 PM
Personally I prefer the old colours - nice and vibrant!
I don't think my 1G is obsolete though! I'm surprised that the tech has remained much the same.

shikimo
Sep 6, 2007, 01:52 AM
Well, this is kind of cool

http://www.tuaw.com/2007/05/24/ifreeplay-cordless-shuffle-headphones/ (http://www.tuaw.com/2007/05/24/ifreeplay-cordless-shuffle-headphones/)

Kudos for trying to the good people at Monster, but don't you think that would both look and feel a little...odd?? I'm not sure how to make it better, though. You have to put the little guy somewhere.

And am I the only one that thinks the screen on the Nano is a little small? Maybe I'm getting old, but I can't imagine watching something that little for more than a few minutes. Still, even forgetting the video altogether, 4GB at that size with a color menu is pretty tempting, and a much better value than a repainted Shuffle.

jonutarr
Sep 6, 2007, 02:34 AM
this "update" is nothing short of pathetic :rolleyes:

Cyberthato
Sep 6, 2007, 05:11 AM
What? no brown? people are desperate for a brown mp3 play... oh, wait.

johnmcboston
Sep 6, 2007, 10:14 AM
And am I the only one that thinks the screen on the Nano is a little small?

Well, if you were bored at work a smaller screen would be better, no? :-)

shikimo
Sep 7, 2007, 05:02 AM
Well, if you were bored at work a smaller screen would be better, no? :-)

Maaan, I'm not only getting old, I'm getting naive too. I thought that was supposed to work the other way around :o.

johnmcboston
Sep 7, 2007, 12:24 PM
Maaan, I'm not only getting old, I'm getting naive too. I thought that was supposed to work the other way around :o.

Only if you don't get the joke. You'd want a small screen so the boss couldn't see you watching ipod movies rather than working...

Back to topic - Apple store still had nothing new last, so couldn't tell how bad the new shuffle colors are. But on the bright side, you still could have gotten an orange one... :)

torchwood04
Sep 8, 2007, 01:19 AM
I ordered the iPod shuffle-lavender on Wednesday, I used to have a 1G 1gb shuffle, but it kept getting corrupted, requiring a system restore, and it was making me mad in some ways (too long, bulky, wires/lanyard got tangled all the time!/clip off revealing usb connector seemed tacky/white was getting old). I had decided to wait to buy a new iPod until maybe late this year, perhaps a video (this was before the new ones came out), but the minute I saw the new iPod shuffle in my favorite color lavender, I had to buy it!

Besides, who would want to steal a shuffle? And also, this is an iPod I'll take anywhere, and not worry about scratches to a screen. I do plan on buying the new nano (or classic) sometime next year to watch video/hold my growing music library..