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New iPod Shuffle gets 4GB

Apple’s new iPod Shuffle now has 4GB of storage for music and it got smaller the the previous generation. The new iPod shuffle looks like a USB memory stick with a clip. A couple of new features of is on the shuffle. First is VoiceOver. The new iPod shuffle now talks upon your command. It says the songs in a playlist, the song being played ….

The second new feature is that the volume and other controls aren’t on the iPod shuffle device anymore. It’s now attached to the earphones. This is great since the controls are now more easily accessible when you have the iPod shuffle in your pocket or backpack. On the other hand it’s not so great cause you won’t be able to use your favorite ordinary 3.5mm headset anymore. Hmmm, wonder if Apple would charge licensing for manufacturing the special earpieces? I hope we’re not seeing a trend here that’s going all the way to the Nano’s, iTouch and the iPhones.

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