Fourth-Generation iPod Shuffle Unboxing and Comparison Photos

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    iLounge has received a new fourth-generation iPod shuffle and posted a photo gallery documenting the unboxing as well as showing a comparison to the similar second-generation iPod shuffle and other iPod models.

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    After moving navigation buttons to the headphone cord in the third-generation model, Apple has gone back to its earlier button design, although it has still been able to significantly reduce the size of the device compared to the second-generation version. Like the second-generation version, the new iPod shuffle also offers a clip on the back to provide customers with significant flexibility in attaching the device to their clothing while in use.

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    iPod shuffle generations in order, counter-clockwise from top left
    The new iPod shuffle offers 2 GB of storage for $49 and is available in five colors.

    Article Link: Fourth-Generation iPod Shuffle Unboxing and Comparison Photos
     
  2. mondesi43 macrumors regular

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    Glad it's back to the old form.....just wish there were 4GB ($69?) and 8GB ($99?) versions. I don't have a need for a screen like on the nano.
     
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    That adapter is horrible, wonder why they ditched the dock they bundled with the 2G Shuffles? I hope the 4G can use the 2G dock.
     
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    I actually prefer the 3rd gen without buttons. Had no problem with my in hear-buds.
     
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    I'm just happy to see the buttons back. The previous gen was a mistake, and I'm glad Steve had the balls to admit it. I recently saw a poll on the worst iPod ever somewhere in these forums, and the button-less shuffle had the most votes, by far.
     
  10. HLdan macrumors 603

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    I still have the original white one and use it daily. Works perfectly. It's been dropped, flopped and plopped everywhere and still runs without and hitch and the battery seems endless. The size is perfect too. Not crazy about these new uber tiny models.
     
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    so the headphones don't come with the remote control anymore?
     
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    Did they remove the in-line controls from the headphones packaged with the iPod shuffle? It's hard to tell from the pictures. That seems like a step backwards as well.
     
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    Apple should never have stopped using the integrated USB port.
     
  14. JAQ macrumors 6502

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    And shortened the cable dramatically.

    The reason is the same reason they ditched the included dock for the iPhone: progressive skimping on the accessories.
     
  15. romz-rac macrumors newbie

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    Was looking for it as well dont see it tho 0.o
     
  16. C00rDiNaT0r macrumors regular

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    Longer cables probably won't fit in that tiny packaging.
     
  17. orangeillini14 macrumors regular

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    Plan on picking one up tomorrow or whenever my nearest store gets them in stock. I need new headphones so I might as well pick this up for $50 since it already includes headphones... I've always wanted a Shuffle to use for workouts. This seems like a deal I can't pass up.
     
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    I just saw that. Bad decision, IMO. My GF's dock lives on her desk, and it's so convenient to just drop her 2G shuffle into it. Since it's always there, it's never lost. It doesn't look like you can do that with the new cord, and as such I would imagine that the new cord would be REALLY easy to lose. I checked the Apple store, and it doesn't even look like you can buy a dock for the new shuffle. Sad. :(
     
  20. sportsfan macrumors regular

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    ?

    just leve this small cord plugged into your comp. when not using it, leave it on your desk.
     
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    Me too. I still have mine(512 mb), and it still works and holds a charge of 9-10 hrs. The most songs I could ever get on it was about 132. I used it pretty hard, at work for a bout a year and half, until I got a iPod video.
    I think that Apple is only selling a 2GB
    version, to keep the price down, and maybe sell a shuffle to someone that already owns an iPhone, iPod touch, or a classic.
     
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    Nice to see others still using their 512mb first gen. I love mine! It's been a rock for over 5 years.
     
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    Salutations.
    They don't even sell a dock? Weak. My 2G dock lives by my iMac too. Always on, always charged and ready for action. It really is (was) the most hassle-free iPod.
     
  24. Mistrblank macrumors regular

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    Docks are useless once you put a case on your device. If it keeps prices down, I'm all for limiting the size and what is in the package. Giving it the headphones without the inline mic and control is however a mistake in my opinion.
     
  25. lilo777 macrumors 603

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    And that is exactly why Apple decided not to offer Shuffle in greater capacities ;)
     

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