Apple Releases Smaller 4GB iPod Shuffle in Black and Silver

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    Apple released two new iPod Shuffles with an even smaller design today. The updates were predicted at the very last minute this morning.

    The new 4GB devices are priced at $79 and can hold up to 1000 songs. These new iPod Shuffles adopt a more vertical shape than the previous model, but are smaller overall. The previous generation iPod shuffles remain available for purchase.

    Apple also added a new "VoiceOver" feature that allows the iPod shuffle to speak your sing titles, arists and playlist names. All of the controls are located on the earphone cord.
    More details are available on Apple's iPod Shuffle section of their website.

    More details are available on Apple's iPod Shuffle section of their website.


    Article Link: Apple Releases Smaller 4GB iPod Shuffle in Black and Silver
     
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    Incredible design, very ambitious to remove the buttons. I am impressed.
     
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    I love how you now can't use any other headphones that don't have a controller on them.

    Not far off the iPod flee spoof now :p
     
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    Love the new form factor
     
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    I gotta get me one of these. Like the new design and perfect when cycling/jogging/other physical activity with controls in the headphone, no need to go rummaging in the pocket to change the track.
     
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    Wtf

    The controls are on the earbud cord! WTF what if i dont want to use the crappy white earbuds??!!!!!:mad:
     
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    I miss the color options.
    Guess those will come later.
     
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    not bad...interesting...these are good for kids
     
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    hmm ugly...:rolleyes:
     
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    Oh wow. Well that crept up on us! I kinda like that, though I'll stick with my 2G iPod shuffle for now.
     
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    Soooo.... say i have this really nice pair of ultimate ears headphones. If i buy one of these i have no way to control the volume or what track im listening to? sounds like a great porduct...
     
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    The above is my reaction.
     
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    What a bunch of bull... only Apple earphones?
     
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    i thought it was large from teh picture until I clicked through....that is tiny.
     
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    looks like the size of a AAA battery!! damn.. that IS small...

    is that too small for a device? 4gb sounds sweet though...
     
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    you are probably not in the market for a shuffle in that case.

    Interesting that this is now the third interface for ipods - no more clickwheel!
     
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    I'm assuming someone will be selling an adapter cable shortly that has the controls and allows you to plug in any headphone you want.

    Still, makes it more expensive.
     
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    What does the bottom look like?
     
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    Maybe, but I swear by my Shuffle when I'm off out hiking. Amazingly robust little things.
     
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    My goodness that thing is miniscule. Too bad about the headphones, but for that kind of a reduction in size and a four-fold increase in storage capacity, I'll take it. VoiceOver is a nice idea too (add some details about this to the frontpage post maybe?)

    edit: you just did.
     
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    Link
     
  24. macrumors 6502a

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    How do I use my running headphones, Apple earbuds are worthless for exercise since they fall out. Shuffles are THE iPod for running so this doesn't make sense.
     
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    I don't think there's anything there. The USB port is via the headphone jack with a new usb cable. I was looking for that too.
     

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