Apple Drops iPod Shuffle to $49, Adds 2GB Model

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    Apple has dropped the price of the iPod Shuffle to $49 ($from $79) today. The $49 iPod Shuffle stores 1GB of songs or up to 240 songs in 128-Kbps AAC format. A new 2GB model has also been introduced at $69.
    The Shuffle is still available in the same colors: silver, blue, green, purple and red. The 2GB model won't be available until later this month.

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    So where's the 2gig model? It's not on Apple's website.
     
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    That's what I was thinking.
     
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    $49 for 1GB? Pretty much a rip off these days....
     
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    2GB won't be available til later this month.

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    Read the post "The 2GB model won't be available until later this month."
     
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    Wasn't the original iPod Shuffle also $49? I bought one and I'm pretty sure that was the price.
     
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    I still don't see it on the website.:confused:

    edit: Okay, not available until later this month, so what was the point of taking down the store if the lower shuffle price was already up prior to the take down?
     
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    i agree, i just bought 2 gigs minisd for $10 for a cell phone which i can easily control what songs i play (from a screen).

    Yea the shuffles are small, but you have to carry a phone, you can have both in one package with better functionality with a $10 sd card.

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    the original shuffle was $99 for 512MB if i remember correctly, i think it came down though after a while!
     
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    $49 is perfectly fine. You're paying for Apple's aesthetics, not the 1gb. Although I have trouble seeing why people wouldn't pay 20 bucks more for twice the storage capacity.
     
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    How nice of them to drop the US Prices... Lets see what's gonna happen with those prices:

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    OMG. i just bought a shuffle yesterday!!! can i exchange for a 2gb??!!!!:(:(:(:(
     
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    It's about time! And that's not so much for the 2GB model, but for dropping the price. The pricepoint is now pretty much right imo.
     
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    I know the original 1GB version was close to $149. I can't remember what the 512MB cost.
     
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    Of note, the refurb iMacs have a "Limited Time Special Price" that is $50 less than yesterday.

    New iMacs next Tuesday?
     
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    About time they lowered the price! Glad to see they added a 2 GB version too.
     
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    They're not out yet, but you should be able to get the difference between old price and new price back.
     
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    I think at this point Apple is just teasing the people waiting for the MBPs. They just want to see them squirm. That's the only possible explaination
     
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    Don't take it personally. Apple has no idea who you are, and doesn't give a toss either. So it can't be personal :)
     
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    The thing I really love is how Apple keep forgetting to pass these price drops on to the other side of the Atlantic.

    Think $49 is alot for a 1gb player? Try £49 ($95.63), because that's what it still says on apple.com/uk.

    They haven't put the Apple TV down either, so it's still £199 ($388) for the 40gb one.
     
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    perhaps one of my favorite comments ever on these forums! very true though!
     
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    gotta love the 2-to-1 negatives to positives on this story. The MBP whiners are out in full force, huh?
     
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    It sucks doesn't it! Still, the UK store didn't go down so I can only imagine that it will go down a little later.

    £25 for a shuffle would be sweet, but something tells me it will be more like £35. Don't forget that "it costs a little more to do business here."
     

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