iPod Shuffle to go (RED)?

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  1. macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Appleinsider claims that Apple is preparing a (PRODUCT) RED version of the iPod shuffle as early as next week.

    Apple previously introduced 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.

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  2. macrumors Core

    Jan 6, 2004
    bump the storage to 2gigs, same price or less, and i'm set for a shuffle.

    red would push me over the edge.
  3. macrumors 6502

    Jan 11, 2006
    Cool. I guess that somewhat confirms no significant update to the shuffle.
  4. macrumors 603


    Jun 10, 2006
    This wouldn't surprise me, and the "early as next week" means it's coming at the event.
  5. macrumors 65816


    Jul 19, 2006
    Costa Rica
    Would be cool, although I still wouldn't have a need for one...
  6. macrumors 6502

    Jun 20, 2007
    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.
  7. macrumors 65816

    Jan 20, 2003
  8. macrumors newbie

    Jul 16, 2007
    Suhc a great cause!!!


    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:
  9. macrumors newbie

    Feb 28, 2007
  10. macrumors G5


    May 2, 2002
    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...
  11. macrumors 6502a

    Cult Follower

    Feb 20, 2007
    North Dakota
    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.
  12. macrumors 6502

    Jan 5, 2006
    So Cal 909
    Cool, I'd love to get that to match my red shirt :)
  13. macrumors 68000


    Mar 6, 2003
    Calgary, Canada
    I'd like a RED iPod, without it actually being coloured red.
  14. macrumors 65816


    Jul 19, 2006
    Costa Rica
    Well that would, at least, be somehow ironic!
  15. macrumors 68020


    Aug 27, 2006
    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?
  16. macrumors P6


    Feb 3, 2005
    Right side of wrong
    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.
  17. macrumors 6502a

    Mar 2, 2005
    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.

  18. macrumors 603


    Dec 2, 2006
    the OC
    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. :eek:
  19. macrumors 65816

    Apr 19, 2004
    why don't people just donate $20 to an AIDS charity instead of spending $85 on something that only sends $10 to the charity?
  20. macrumors 603


    Dec 2, 2006
    the OC
    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.
  21. macrumors regular


    Aug 26, 2007
    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)
  22. macrumors 6502a

    Sep 18, 2004
    London, UK
    Because I want an iPod.
  23. macrumors regular

    Sep 16, 2006
    Anybody got a mockup of what this woulr look like?
  24. macrumors 68020

    Eric Lewis

    Feb 4, 2007
    CANADA? eh?

    Source: AppleInsider
  25. macrumors 68040

    Scarlet Fever

    Jul 22, 2005
    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.

    yep. I'm sold.

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