The forgotten iPod shuffle changes color

Summary:Lost in the hyperbole of the new iPod nano (4th generation) and iTunes 8.0 was a teeny, tiny change to the iPod shuffle line –new colors.

Lost in the hyperbole of the new iPod nano (4th generation) and iTunes 8.0 was a teeny, tiny change to the iPod shuffle line –new colors. While not as earth-shattering as the new acceleromoter in the nano, speakers in the touch or iTunes' new Genius feature, it's worth noting nonetheless.

The last round of the dimiutive iPod shuffle came in silver, teal, light green, purple and (PRODUCT) RED.

The forgotten iPod shuffle changes color

Yesterday's shuffle shuffle replaced the pastel blue, green and purple for the more primary interpretation of blue and green and jettisoned the pale purple entirely in favor of pink:

The forgotten iPod shuffle changes color

Prices and configurations remained the same, the 1GB iPod shuffle retails for US$49, while the 2GB model costs US$69. If you're partial to pastel, shuffles in "previous colors"are available in the clearance section of the Apple online store, although curiously, prices remain the same.

It may not come with a screen, but the shuffle remains the only iPod that will survive being driven over by a 4,000-pound automobile.

Topics: Mobility, Apple, Hardware

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Jason D. O'Grady developed an affinity for Apple computers after using the original Lisa, and this affinity turned into a bona-fide obsession when he got the original 128 KB Macintosh in 1984. He started writing one of the first Web sites about Apple (O'Grady's PowerPage) in 1995 and is considered to be one of the fathers of blogging.... Full Bio

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