shuffle 2010 - where it's headed

Discussion in 'iPod' started by keep walking, Jun 13, 2010.

  1. keep walking macrumors newbie

    Aug 29, 2006
    so I've seen there are threads about touch '10 and nano '10, what do you guys think shuffle '10 will be ?
  2. nlr macrumors 6502

    May 27, 2010
    I think the 2nd gen is the best shuffle for gym/running so far

  3. fiddlestyx macrumors 6502

    Sep 9, 2009
    I agree. I'm debating whether I want to pick up a used 2nd gen or wait to find out what the new one is. I really don't like the current generation for running/gym use.
  4. godslabrat macrumors 6502

    Aug 19, 2007
    I'm perplexed as to why the shuffle is still here at all. There's a point at which small is just too small, and the shuffle hit that with the latest iteration. Also, we're at the point where the capacity is too large to be manageable without a screen, and the components for the Nano are cheap enough that there's little price advantage to the shuffle.

    FWIW, I agree that the previous gen was way better in terms of practicality. Also, I actually liked the first-gen shuffle most... it doubled as a thumb drive. IMO, the shuffle is one Apple product that gets LESS useful with each generation. I'd like to see that trend reversed in 2010.
  5. iEvolution macrumors 65816

    Jul 11, 2008
    Sound quality of the 3rd gen with the design of the 2nd gen, maybe a hybrid of both of them. i.e. 3rd gen with buttons.

    Maybe expand the width a little bit and add the 3 button design [or 2nd gen button design if it can be fitted] right on the iPod shuffle itself.

    Admittedly after using my 3rd gen shuffle it is pretty hard to go back to the 2nd gen because the sound quality is so different between the two. Even with the factory buds.
  6. ipedro macrumors 68040


    Nov 30, 2004
    Toronto, ON
    On thoughtful deliberation, the Shuffle will have its place in the lineup for some time to come. While I believe that the nano will drop under $100 for the first time ($99 for 8GB nano), Apple still benefits from impulsive purchases and a $59 shuffle works in that field.

    The Shuffle is also a wearable fashion item so it'll continue to appeal to a certain demographic all while advertising Apple as a clip on people's clothes.

    I agree that a G3 shuffle with the 3 button setup currently on the headphones would work better than having them on the cord.
  7. MattA macrumors 6502


    May 15, 2006
    Orlando, FL
    I always thought the 3rd generation shuffle was the first Apple product in quite some time to come out that I had no desire to buy. I seriously think it's a waste of money. The 2nd Generation was the peak of that lineup, IMO. I'm hoping they ditch the no button shuffle and try again next time for something more useful.

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