Black iPod Shuffle?

zap2

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Mar 8, 2005
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Nice


but i want better battery life and more GBS is a no-no until the Nano gets more GBs!

How Much Smaller can we get?:confused:
 

hyperpasta

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Aug 1, 2005
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Nope

Koodauw said:
I wish the shuffle would just go away.
Sometimes I think so too, but in the end it's a moderatly succesful standalone product (1+ million per quarter), and it doesnt cannibalize any other iPod sales. It also lets Apple own the low-end flash player market.
 

xjebbx

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Oct 30, 2005
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shuff this

i like my shuffle, listing to music, but the seller for me was that i can use it as a flash drive on my mac and my schools pc's.

i don't need a smaller on, but i sure as hell want one.
 

syklee26

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Jul 26, 2005
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this could lead to suits

imagine someone inexplicably trying to swallow shuffle and then choke to death...."I thought it was kitkat"
 

JDOG_

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Nov 19, 2003
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I'd love to see it have a slide-away USB port too. I think the cap has a propensity to get lost waaaaay to easily.


Forget black man, give me transluscent with blue LEDs and vibration...then we're talking :D
 

Steamboatwillie

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Mar 25, 2003
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Bibulous said:
I still think it needs a 1 or 2 line display to help with playlists and navigation.

A slightly smaller and more robust form factor would be nice also.

I know most people here hate this idea, but I would love a AM/FM tuner added.

with a price reduction...
Would the tuner be random?
 

PCMacUser

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Jan 13, 2005
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I want to see it with 4gb capacity and a projector system so that you can beam it onto a nearby wall to see the track listings...
 

SummerBreeze

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Sep 11, 2005
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Although I think the shuffle would look much better in white, I guess that's okay. It is a good player (I've been wanting one for awhile, can't wait to get one when I have the money) and it deserves an update.
 

johnnyjibbs

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Sep 18, 2003
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This would make sense. The shuffle will be due a revamp and they need the black model to be consistent with the rest of the family.
 

nagromme

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May 2, 2002
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Those predictions sound like reasonable guesses, if nothing else.

And the Shuffle DOES have its place and its fans. I know someone who really liked the nano, then got a Shuffle instead and likes it (for being lighter and for the simplicity). Plus, the Shuffle's CHEAPER :)

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Epicurus

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Apr 28, 2005
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PCMacUser said:
...and a projector system so that you can beam it onto a nearby wall to see the track listings...
I'd buy that.

Smaller is better, any sort of screen would be nice (its odd that the shuffle's two big brothers now have color screens and the shuffle doesn't have anything). It made some sense not to have a screen when the iPod was the only one with color and the mini had a BW screen. If they can get a color screen on the nano they should be able to do something with the shuffle.:D
 

Danksi

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Oct 3, 2005
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Black - nice

I want to draw a Red cross on my white one (St.Georges Cross)

Larger capacity- maybe useful

Retractable USB plug - neat

Smaller - Narrower would be good, as I understand it doesn't fit some machines, particularly an iBook, that already has a USB mouse plugged in.
 

QCassidy352

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Mar 20, 2003
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Koodauw said:
I wish the shuffle would just go away.
The shuffle is wonderful for working out - waaaay better than a nano for that purpose. And it's a USB flash drive. There's no reason for it to go away because it doesn't significantly impact the market for the other ipods.

I hope they make the next revision small enough that it doesn't block the second usb port when plugged in to a laptop, and black would be very cool.

No reason to increase the capacity, either. If you can't select songs/playlists, 1 GB is plenty to go through randomly.
 

ITASOR

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Mar 20, 2005
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PCMacUser said:
I want to see it with 4gb capacity and a projector system so that you can beam it onto a nearby wall to see the track listings...
That would be AWESOME, but not useful for people who run with their iPod or use it in wall-less locations.
 

Danksi

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Oct 3, 2005
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ITASOR said:
That would be AWESOME, but not useful for people who run with their iPod or use it in wall-less locations.
.. have it shine on the palm of your hand?

The easy to 'feel' controls are good for running and walking with it tucked away in your pocket.
 

zv470

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Jul 4, 2004
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grapes911 said:
Why? It is a great device for people who are active. Some actives are too risky to bring along an MP3 player with a screen. Plus, it is the perfect budget player.
Yeh, I agree, the shuffle is a great product. I bought it... to last until I get a 3rd or 4th gen iPod video. Rather than buying a full blown iPod every year.

p.s. I don't think black is the way to go... scratches and fingerprints show up much more on black.
 

PCMacUser

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Jan 13, 2005
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ITASOR said:
That would be AWESOME, but not useful for people who run with their iPod or use it in wall-less locations.
I am pleased to announce a new product from apple... iWALL! Fits in your pocket, folds out to produce a portable wall for beaming your portable iPod shuffle onto while running or performing other intensive tasks on the move... only comes in white though...
 

Lacero

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Jan 20, 2005
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The shuffle could use faster transfer speed, longer battery life and perhaps a little shorter than it is now. Oh also, maybe rounder curves like the nano.
 

m-dogg

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Mar 15, 2004
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Koodauw said:
I wish the shuffle would just go away.
I'm curious why you feel that way? I think the shuffle serves it's purpose well. I have one with a sport/workout playlist that never really gets changed and I use it whenever I'm doing anything active. Super lightweight, no screen to accidentally get scratched and no high price tag to make you worry about it breaking.

I love my 512MB shuffle. But with that said, bring out the 80 & 100GB iPods! :D
 
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