Assuming that it will be discontinued in the near future, I've just bought another iPod shuffle. I think it is an amazing piece of technology and the best way to just listening to music, without distracting touch screens and other options. Only music. The absence of buttons is one of its big points: I can stop playing, put the volume up and down, or change my playing list simply by feeling the buttons, without looking at it. I couldn't do that with an iPhone. I wish they create new versions of this excellent device. I'm afraid they won't. Cheers!