iFixIt.com has disassembled the iPod Shuffle 3rd generation and notes that while it's not the most exciting device that Apple's introduced recently, the photos unveil its inner beauty.
- Normal headphones can be used without any adapters, except that the user cannot do anything except play music (no pause or volume control).
- The battery is extremely tiny -- about the size of a dime -- and consequently has a paltry capacity of 73 mAh. That's less than half the size of the batteries used in previous shuffles.
- The weight of the entire shuffle is less than 11 grams, but the headphones add another 9 grams.
- The rear cover and clip weigh as much as the rest of the shuffle.
- With the casing removed, the electronics and battery weigh only 4 grams, less than the weight of a single sheet of paper.
- There is only one screw in the shuffle.
- The shuffle is not too challenging to open, but the rear cover can deform easily if the user is not careful while opening it.