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Apple Launches the 3rd-Generation iPod Shuffle with 4 GB Internal Storage

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Apple today introduced the all-new iPod shuffle. The world’s smallest music player, the 3rd-generation iPod shuffle is nearly half the size of the previous model. To control it, you use the new earphone cord. Best of all, it talks to you. Thanks to the new VoiceOver feature, iPod shuffle speaks your song titles, artists, and playlist names. The player comes only with 4 GB internal flash drive, no other capacities are available, but four gigabytes are enough to hold up to 1000 songs. Available today in silver or black, the Apple iPod shuffle 3rd gen costs just $79. Find more info here.

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Looks like it would be easy to loose.
 
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I wish they put an LCD screen on it and made it not a shuffle... but like an ipod micro. It would be so much better for working out.
 
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Yeah, saw it early this morning. Doesn't suit my taste in the least but doesn't seem bad either.
 

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I dont want them to get any smaller, its getting stupid.
 
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I just put in an order. I'm gonna get it within 4 days! (including having my relatives ship it directly to me overseas)
 
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I don't need iPods anymore, you just need your phone. When will kids finally realize that (no offense Cheeseball)? I got a Nokia 5310 XpressMusic and it rocks at music once I upgraded my MicroSD. It's a bit choppy with videos, but does the job! Plus, I think they should include a neck lanyard with a lock so that you should not loose it or have it stolen.
 

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Probably the 4th Gen will be included in the headphones :))
 
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The thing is, I use a cheap (Nokia 3210 Classic) phone for text messaging and calling (and the ocassional MMS). Yes, it can play MP3s and supports up to 2GB microSDs, but I wish to conserve the battery life for more important things... which is basically calling and text messaging. :p

This is why the Shuffle (and other devices of this nature) is very useful to me.
 
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I would lose that...
 
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I dont want them to get any smaller, its getting stupid.
Warning chocking hazard! Yea, Apple is getting ridiculous with their ipod these day. I would only hate Apple if the mess with the iphone and make them any smaller specially the screen size.
 
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Warning chocking hazard! Yea, Apple is getting ridiculous with their ipod these day. I would only hate Apple if the mess with the iphone and make them any smaller specially the screen size.
5 bucks that the next Shuffle is the size of an SD card.
 
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It's obvious that the shuffle is a cheap alternative to an actual iPod or iTouch or iPhone... The target demographic is probably people who exercise, or people who don't want to spend to much on a MP3 player but also want a good brand name.
 
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Ill just stick to my 2nd gen ipod shuffle. Works perfect for when I am working out at the gym.
 
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Gezz my Samsung isn't much bigger than that, has a built in spring loaded USB jack and a bright blue OLED screen. Oh and it cost about 1/3rd the price! Only thing that sucked is it didn't work as a "thumb drive" and required Samsungs software to load songs on it. Thats BS but I flashed the firmware with some JDM version and now it shows up as a drive for drag and drop adding music!
 
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Is it just me or do they get smaller every year damn.
 
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If that comes into reality tk i know who to blame. :mad::p
 
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I don't need iPods anymore, you just need your phone. When will kids finally realize that (no offense Cheeseball)? I got a Nokia 5310 XpressMusic and it rocks at music once I upgraded my MicroSD. It's a bit choppy with videos, but does the job! Plus, I think they should include a neck lanyard with a lock so that you should not loose it or have it stolen.
That's what I do, I use my phone. 8GB of memory, a 3.5mm jack and dedicated music keys. Does the job nicely and less stuff to carry. Don't have to worry about the battery either because it's 1200mAh :)