iPod Shuffle Updated

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Steve Jobs today unveiled a redesigned iPod Shuffle. The new shuffle resembles the iPod Remote control, and features a clip for easy wearability. The new model also features a USB 2.0 "dock" connector, which is required for connecting to a computer for synchronization and charging.

The shuffle will be available in one 1GB model for US $79, and will ship in October.
 

Adamo

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Amazing price for the Shuffle, especially in comparison to the older models. Just like the new Nanos, hopefully we've got some more news on updated MacBooks and whatnot!
 

WildCowboy

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Very cool redesign...love the way the jack was incorporated into the hinge for the clip.

Just when you think they can't make iPods any smaller...
 

iGary

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I'm kind of worried about sweat getting into that thing throught the switches.

Otherwise, I would have already ordered one. My shuffle died last month.
 

ebow

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Looks real nice, but it's too bad they couldn't keep the standard USB connector built-in. Also, on Apple's site it appears that one of the buttons on the top edge is labeled "Off". Is this really an off button (as the label would suggest) or is it the more common "hold" / lock button? If it's a true off button, it would be a first for any iPod (as far as I can recall).
 

jsw

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It's one of those things I'm sure I'll end up buying because I can't resist it, even though I have no use for it. ;)

I love the metal case and the size.
 

mi5moav

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My two favorite updates of everything steve pulled out of his pocket are the shuffle...way cool and finally the itunes logo gets and update to blue(love it)

if you install itunes and then got to customize there is a phone driver that is disabled, has this always been there????
 

ImNoSuperMan

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I m definitely getting one. Coz I really want to get my first iPod now:eek: but dont want to spend my money on anything less than a full widescreen iPod. I m sure shuffle will keep me happy till then.

Really cool design BTW. Love that clip.
 

~Shard~

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xli_ne said:
didn't it used to be blue back in the day?
I changed mine to a custom icon ages ago, so it doesn't reallty matter to me. ;) I know at one point it was green though (current version?) so this sounds like it's probably a minor change.
 

mdntcallr

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i guess this is good for the person going out for a jog. but honestly the ipod nano is way better.
 

danny_w

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ebow said:
Looks real nice, but it's too bad they couldn't keep the standard USB connector built-in.
Yes, I used to want a Shuffle (even though I don't need one - I have a Nano) but now there is no reason to have one (for me, that is). I'm sure it's a great improvement in many ways, but without the built-in USB connector there is now nothing special for me about it.
 

A is for Apple

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Love the new design. My only complaint is that it is not really convenient as a flash drive any more since you have to carry around the dock with you.
Love the new shuffle design, how much smaller can they make these things?!?! I feel my fat fingers might struggle.

I was thinking exactly the same thing with the convienience of the old style shuffle, was very handy for popping uni work on and what not, simple plug and go effort. shame that has gone in order to make things smaller.

cath
 

marcelo002

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If they designed the nike+ to work with the new shuffle, then I would definitely consider buying it, I think this small shuffle would be a perfect running companion.
 

Bregalad

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Small is good, no USB is bad

The Shuffle has gone from being useful for music and data to just a music player. Given the new size, that's not the end of the world, but it no longer appeals to me.

Apple must be making killer profit on their new iPods. I can get a high speed 4GB USB flash drive for $80 retail. They must be paying half that for flash.
 

DrEasy

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Still no support for multiple playlists? How hard can it be to add an extra "mode" so that when you click on Fast Forward you go to the next playlist?

The design looks cool though, glad they resisted adding a screen. However, as someone else said, it's not going to be as practical as before using it as a USB drive.

Guess I'll stick to my old Shuffle then...
 

milo

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Pretty awesome, I'd definitely get one if I didn't have a shuffle already.

Nice leak-proofing on this one, I didn't see a single shuffle rumor at any of the mac sites. Glad to see that they not only didn't dump it, but gave it a MAJOR facelift. I've always liked the shuffle, now it has a whole new life.

Now will I get gapless playback on my old shuffle?