Apple has announced that its iPod shuffle now comes in five different colours and starts at $79.
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The iPod shuffle’s intuitive controls are conveniently located on the headphone cord, letting you navigate and enjoy music without even looking. With the press of a button, you can play, pause, adjust volume and switch playlists, plus the VoiceOver feature lets iPod shuffle speak song titles, artists and playlist names.
Apple’s Senior Vice President of Worldwide Product Marketing, Philip Schiller said, “iPod shuffle is the world’s smallest music player and now comes in five great colours starting at just $79. iPod shuffle is so small that you almost forget it’s there, yet remarkably, it holds up to 1,000 songs and talks to you.”
iPod shuffle is based on Apple’s incredibly popular shuffle feature, which randomly selects songs from your music library. iPod shuffle features a sleek and ultra-wearable design with a built-in stainless steel clip. iPod shuffle users can easily clip it to almost anything and take it everywhere.
In addition to the Apple Earphones and Apple In-Ear Headphones with Remote, third party manufacturers including Sony, V-MODA, Klipsch and Scosche are supporting built-in headphone controls and Belkin and Scosche offer built-in headphone adapters allowing users to enjoy iPod shuffle with their own headphones.
The third generation iPod shuffle is available immediately for a recommended retail price of $79 for the 2GB model and $109 for the 4GB model in silver, black, pink, blue and green through the Apple Store, Apple’s retail stores and Apple Authorised Resellers.
A 4GB special edition polished stainless steel model is available in a 4GB model for $139 through the Apple Store.
iPod shuffle comes with the Apple Earphones with Remote and the iPod shuffle USB cable. iPod shuffle requires a Mac with a USB 2.0 port, Mac OS X v10.4.11 or later and iTunes 9 or later; or a Windows PC with a USB 2.0 port and Windows Vista, Windows XP Home or Professional (Service Pack 3) or later.