New Shuffle?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by hsantos, May 3, 2005.

  1. hsantos macrumors newbie

    May 3, 2005
    Is there plan from Apple to bring a new version of the shuffle
    with a screen and more memory?

  2. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

    Jan 6, 2004
    i haven't heard a thing about that, and i doubt it will go over 1gig for a while because the minis are are 4 and only $50 away if you need more space
  3. hsantos thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 3, 2005
    I agree... but im looking for a player with an integrated usb... so I dont need
    to bring my cable or dock station everywhere!
  4. Coca-Cola macrumors 6502

    Dec 10, 2002
    I don't want a screen.

    I love the shuffle. I don't want it to include a screen. It is perfect. The only improvements I could see happening would be to make it smaller, or have longer lasting batteries. I love the shuffle! It's awesome.
  5. Pismo macrumors 6502


    Apr 30, 2002
    I don't think we'll see a Shuffle upgrade any time soon. Apple needs to keep the gap between the Shuffles and the mini's price-wise.
  6. Lacero macrumors 604


    Jan 20, 2005
    I thought this thread title was interesting. I was thinking more on the line of a new Mac shuffle.
  7. RacerX macrumors 65832

    Aug 2, 2004
    What would a Mac shuffle do? Would your applications pop up in a random order? :eek:
  8. Jo-Kun macrumors 6502a

    Dec 20, 2003

    hmm thats know as "Windows with an illness" :D hahahaha
  9. 840quadra Moderator


    Staff Member

    Feb 1, 2005
    Twin Cities Minnesota

    yeah, I think I would have to pass on the Mac shuffle. who knows what might pop up.
  10. wordmunger macrumors 603


    Sep 3, 2003
    North Carolina
    A mac shuffle would be perfect for online poker.

    You may commence groaning now!
  11. wPod macrumors 68000


    Aug 19, 2003
    Denver, CO
    id like to see a screen on the shuffle. doesnt have to do a lot. i dont really need to search through playlists or anything like that, just a simple scrolling screen of the current song and artist. i have a library of 4000 some odd songs. i can barely identify which band plays every song and i do NOT know the name of every song. so its difficult if i hear a good song and want to put it on a playlist somewhere when i get back, i just dont know what song it is!
  12. ksz macrumors 68000

    Oct 28, 2003
    San Jose, CA
    LOL, that's Windows on a good day. Windows with an illness constantly coughs up the BSOD.

    I agree with a previous poster: I do not want to see an LCD on the iPod shuffle. However, there are times when I wish I knew the title or artist of the track that is playing. A clever solution, I think, would be to have an extra button that, when pressed, uses voice synthesis to speak out the name of the track or artist through the same earphone that's already mounted in your ear.

    If you put in an LCD, you'll likely need to put in backlighting, and this not only lowers battery life, it adds unnecessary cost and complexity to a tiny little device. Just add voice synthesis.

    Edit: If performing voice synthesis requires too much computational and ROM space, it can be performed in iTunes instead and the resulting audible bitstream could be attached to each song, much like an embedded thumbnail in a large image.
  13. jamdr macrumors 6502a


    Jul 20, 2003
    Bay Area
    The Shuffle doesn't need a screen, that's the point. I have a mini and as it is I almost never look at the screen. What's the point of showing the song name? It's your music, so if you don't know the name of song, it is easy to look it up.

    But I agree that the Shuffle won't be updated for a good long time. Didn't the first Mini not get updated for a year? Well, it's been 5 months or so since the Suffle debuted, so I'm betting it won't get updated for another 7 months at least. It might see an update around Christmas at the earliest. But that's just my opinion.

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