Any word on Shuffle updates?

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    SeaFox

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    I need to replace my flash drive (because 256 MB is too small for me now) and was thinking of getting an iPod Shuffle (1GB) to replace it with. But I also heard there was going to be an update to the shuffles soon which would cause a price drop. I was just wondering if anyone had heard anything about when this was going to happen.
     
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    ipacmm

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    It would be nice to see some new shuffles. If you need one now, you can get a good deal on ebay for a 1gb one.
     
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    I can't see the shuffle getting a capacity upgrade... doing that would put it in direct competition with the nano.

    Price drops, sure. But a 2 GB shuffle... I seriously doubt it.
     
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    unless nanos went up to 6GB

    i think it going to be a while... unless this lawsuit forces apple to do something to improve the nano and they end up slapping 6Gb in there then perhaps maybe at Macworld SF
     
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    I thought I remember hearing the high end would go up to 1.5GB. Even if it went up to 2GB the shuffle still does not have a display and clickwheel. This really puts it into a differnt product catergory I feel.
     
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    MmmPancakes

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    It's going to be awhile before you see updates to the Shuffle, IMO.

    Your best bet would be to buy a refurb 1gb Shuffle from Apple for $99. Thats a great deal, and even cheaper than most units you'll see on e-Bay.
     
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    Chip NoVaMac

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    Hopefully the lawsuit with be thrown out in the end as frivolous.

    Other than that I see a slimmer Shuffle, due to a new battery. Maybe with a single line scrolling screen. IMO Apple would do well to try to keep a $99, $149, $199, $249, $299, and $399 spread.
     
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    xyouxfailmiex

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    i think shuffle is the best most reliable product apple has made yet...i see no need for an upgrade...maybe different colors
     
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    i dunno; i like the white...

    anyways, i've noticed that a lot of people here have a shuffle in addition to their normal ipod...its a great idea; do you guys use 'em for just jogging, or as a flash drive as well? if the latter, do you need itunes to be on a computer for you to use it as a flash drive? what if you have songs on it?
     
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    Chundles

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    Mine's all scratched up and grubby from being carted across Canada and the States in the pockets of some dark blue jeans. Other than that I have no reason to upgrade - it's kinda cool.

    My shuffle rocks.

    Yeah, I use it in conjunction with my 3G 15GB. It goes where the big one can't or when I don't want to be carrying around the big one. A lot of the time I have it about a third full, mainly with the latest podcasts or new music (even newer now we've got the iTMS).
     
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    I use the shuffle mainly as a flash drive (with some songs on it in case I need some quick tunes). No need for iTunes if you're just using it as a flash drive...if it has songs, it'll just show up within the iPod Control folder (on Windows), so other than an extra folder it doesn't affect anything. If you run a shuffle with songs on another computer that has iTunes, it'll ask if you want to link it to a new library, in which case you just respond "No."
     
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    Chip NoVaMac

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    Looks like black is the new white for Apple. :)
     
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    asherman13

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    i wouldn't say no to a black shuffle...

    nice. that works for me! flash drive + tunes = pretty cool complement to my reg. ipod.
     
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    zap2

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    Well not to keep but to remake cuz teh one gb Shuffle is 129


    i Would like smaller, cheaper,lighter and now in Black( im sure apple could do something with that)


    Show the 2g Shuffle , then a white backround saying, ''Smaller'', Then show the Shuffle(2g but the white one) again a, then a white backround saying '' Lighter"
    ,show the white 2g shuffle ,then a white backround saying "cheaper" and then a Black Backround with white words, "now in Black" then show a Black iPod SHuffle ,then the Apple logo
     
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    Chip NoVaMac

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    Yeah, but it doesn't play music from what I read.....
     

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