Apple today introduced the all-new iPod shuffle, the world?s smallest music player at nearly half of the size of the previous model, and the first music player that talks to you.
The new VoiceOver feature enables iPod shuffle to speak your song titles, artists and playlist names. The third generation iPod shuffle is significantly smaller than a AA battery, holds up to 1,000 songs and is easier to use with all of the controls located on the earphone cord. iPod shuffle also features a new aluminum design with a built-in stainless steel clip.
iPod shuffle is based on Apple?s popular shuffle feature, which randomly selects songs from your music library. And now, when you can?t remember the name of a song or an artist playing, with the press of a button iPod shuffle tells you the name of the song and artist. iPod shuffle can even tell you status information, such as battery life. With the ability to hold up to 1,000 songs and the VoiceOver feature, you can now switch between multiple playlists on your iPod shuffle. iPod shuffle can speak 14 languages including English, Czech, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish and Turkish.
The third generation 4GB iPod shuffle is now shipping and comes in silver or black for a suggested price of $79 (US) through the Apple Store (www.apple.com).
Size and weight
Height: 1.8 inches (45.2 mm)
Width: 0.7 inch (17.5 mm)
Depth: 0.3 inch (7.8 mm) including clip
True volume: 0.26 cu inches (4,326 cu mm)
Weight: 0.38 ounce (10.7 grams)
Play in order
Input and output
3.5-mm stereo headphone jack
4GB flash drive
Built-in rechargeable lithium polymer battery
Playback time: Up to 10 hours when fully charged
Charging via USB to computer system or power adapter (sold separately)
80% charged in 2 hrs; fully charged in 3 hrs.
Frequency response: 20Hz to 20,000Hz
Audio formats supported
AAC (16 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), MP3 (16 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, and 4), Apple Lossless, WAV, and AIFF
In the box
Apple Earphones with Remote
iPod shuffle USB cable (1.8 in/45 mm)
Quick Start guide