The new iPod shuffle does away with the buttons on the unit, allowing it to be half the size as the previous model. The controls have been moved up to the earphone cord instead, and the new model gives the option of telling you what you're listening to.

But what about the unintuitive, fiddly controls? (You'll see that on the video link)
What if the earphones break, something that isn't unheard of in Apple history? You're left with a silver block of songs that you can't listen to.

That's just my opinion anyway. Is this the new level of minimalistic style? Or have they just taken in a bit too far now?

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Do you think that the new iPod Shuffle is revolutionary or unnecessary?
The new iPod shuffle does away with the buttons on the unit, allowing it to be half the size as the previous model. The controls have been moved up to the earphone cord instead, and the new model gives the option of telling you what you're listening to.

But what about the unintuitive, fiddly controls? (You'll see that on the video link)
What if the earphones break, something that isn't unheard of in Apple history? You're left with a silver block of songs that you can't listen to.

That's just my opinion anyway. Is this the new level of minimalistic style? Or have they just taken in a bit too far now?

Video tour of the new iPod Shuffle. http://www.apple.com/ipodshuffle/gu...


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10 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Thursday 3/12/09 - 9:57:59 PM EST (GMT-5)
all he made it for was for more money y bye another i whatever
10 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Thursday 3/12/09 - 10:02:26 PM EST (GMT-5)
thats pointless
10 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Thursday 3/12/09 - 10:12:49 PM EST (GMT-5)
So, you can't use a different pair of headphones?
Pretty dumb.
10 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Thursday 3/12/09 - 10:17:29 PM EST (GMT-5)
Totally, utterly pointless! Who could possibly want another iPod after we got the Touch?
10 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Thursday 3/12/09 - 10:56:14 PM EST (GMT-5)
Ok this thing is stupid it is just another useless thing made to make money , You pay Thirty extra dollars to get an iPod that tells you what song your listening to.
Incase you have not seen the video
Stupid iPod shuffle thing
10 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Friday 3/13/09 - 12:13:25 AM EST (GMT-5)
it's both really
10 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Friday 3/13/09 - 1:35:08 AM EST (GMT-5)
Agreed with stevieboy.
10 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Friday 3/13/09 - 2:29:34 AM EST (GMT-5)
I didn't like the Shuffle before... These changes don't make much difference. I'm happy with the iPod I have.
10 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Friday 3/13/09 - 2:55:37 AM EST (GMT-5)
They moved the controls to the headphones? That's not revolutionary, it's been done numerous times...
10 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Friday 3/13/09 - 3:06:47 AM EST (GMT-5)
On Thursday 3/12/09 - 10:12:49 PM crazyguy24 wrote:
So, you can't use a different pair of headphones? Pretty dumb.


Yeah, I hate iPod earphones. They hurt.
10 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Friday 3/13/09 - 7:23:22 AM EST (GMT-5)
On Friday 3/13/09 - 2:55:37 AM MightyRhinox wrote:
They moved the controls to the headphones? That's not revolutionary, it's been done numerous times...

But removing all buttons from the unit itself?
10 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Friday 3/13/09 - 7:34:53 AM EST (GMT-5)
On Friday 3/13/09 - 2:55:37 AM MightyRhinox wrote:
They moved the controls to the headphones? That's not revolutionary, it's been done numerous times...
On Friday 3/13/09 - 7:23:22 AM Custom_hobo wrote:
But removing all buttons from the unit itself?

Yeah, I had an old cd player that only had buttons on the fob. It's not a technological feat in anyway, the inputs and outputs are exactly the same, you're just changing the physical location of the switches...
10 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Friday 3/13/09 - 7:46:09 AM EST (GMT-5)
The new 8gb iPod Nanos are like $150 and have way more features, and they're small. What's the point of getting an iPod Shuffle anymore?
10 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Friday 3/13/09 - 8:20:45 AM EST (GMT-5)
I like the talking part but the earphone part sucks. I got my mom a Shuffle for Mother's Day last year and she carries around a paper playlist to see what songs are coming up.
10 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Friday 3/13/09 - 3:20:28 PM EST (GMT-5)
The iPod shuffle is a stupid idea.
10 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Friday 3/13/09 - 3:22:34 PM EST (GMT-5)
My MP3 player has a shuffle option, so I would never get an iPOD shuffle.
10 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Friday 3/13/09 - 3:57:27 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Thursday 3/12/09 - 10:12:49 PM crazyguy24 wrote:
So, you can't use a different pair of headphones? Pretty dumb.


Of course you can.

The iPod ear buds are terrible. I never use them.
10 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Friday 3/13/09 - 5:55:17 PM EST (GMT-5)
this is probably for ppl who just want a small carry around thingy, even though i prefer the ipod touch by a loooottt
10 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Sunday 3/15/09 - 1:09:20 AM EST (GMT-5)
On Thursday 3/12/09 - 10:17:29 PM sander wrote:
Totally, utterly pointless! Who could possibly want another iPod after we got the Touch?


lots of people...we sell more shuffles than anything else...they're a good first ipod
10 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Sunday 3/15/09 - 10:30:44 PM EST (GMT-5)
I don't like the idea of the shuffle. It would annoy me if I wanted to play a specific song. You have to keep clicking next until you find the right one.
10 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Sunday 3/15/09 - 11:04:02 PM EST (GMT-5)
Seems pointless to me
10 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Sunday 3/15/09 - 11:44:56 PM EST (GMT-5)
I just feel bad for all the kids who are gonna get this for birthday/christmas presents :-\
10 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Wednesday 4/8/09 - 7:34:52 PM EST (GMT-5)
Apple earpieces suck bigtime, no matter the quality of their players. So if you can't insert your own 3.5mm plug it's crap!
10 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Wednesday 4/22/09 - 9:05:52 PM EST (GMT-5)
i think its unnecessary



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