We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message
78,639 News Articles

New iPod shuffle available on Friday

Tiny 1GB player shipping worldwide

Apple has announced that its second-generation iPod shuffle will be available in stores worldwide from Friday 3 November 2006. The tiny iPod shuffle holds 1GB of music.

About half the size of the original, the new iPod shuffle is crafted from aluminium and measures about half a cubic inch in volume. It weighs one ounce and incorporates a built-in clip that lets you attach the iPod shuffle to a pocket or shirt.

With 1GB of storage, the iPod shuffle can store about 240 songs, according to Apple, and features about 12 hours of battery life per charge. Like the original, there's no display on the new iPod shuffle. A switch lets you select play order or shuffle mode.

An included dock connects the iPod shuffle to the Mac or PC using USB 2.0, and the AutoFill feature in iTunes can automatically sync the iPod shuffle with new music each time you connect.

The news shouldn't come as a surprise to many customers who pre-ordered the new shuffle from Apple – some of them have received emails from Apple notifying them that their shuffles are shipping.


IDG UK Sites

Nokia Lumia 930 review: The flagship Windows Phone 8.1 smartphone

IDG UK Sites

Live Blog: Apple financial results, record June quarter, 35.2m iPhones sold, $37.4b revenue

IDG UK Sites

Welcome to the upgrade cycle - you'll never leave

IDG UK Sites

Why smartphone screens are getting bigger