Apple has announced that iPod shuffle, the world’s smallest music
player and the first music player to talk to you, is now available
starting at just US$59 in five great colors. iPod shuffle’s intuitive
controls are conveniently located on the headphone cord, letting you
navigate and enjoy music without even looking.

With the press of a button, you can play, pause, adjust volume and
switch playlists, plus the VoiceOver feature lets iPod shuffle speak
song titles, artists and playlist names. The iPod shuffle is
available worldwide today in a new 2GB model for just $59 and a 4GB
model for $79, and both models come in silver, black, pink, blue and

“iPod shuffle is the world’s smallest music player and now comes in
five great colors starting at just $59,” says Philip Schiller,
Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. “iPod
shuffle is so small that you almost forget it’s there, yet
remarkably, it holds up to 1,000 songs and talks to you.”

The iPod shuffle is based on Apple’s popular shuffle feature, which
randomly selects songs from your music library. iPod shuffle features
a sleek and ultra-wearable design with a built-in stainless steel
clip. iPod shuffle users can easily clip it to almost anything and
take it everywhere. In addition to the Apple Earphones and Apple
In-Ear Headphones with Remote, third party manufacturers including
Sony, V-MODA, Klipsch and Scosche are supporting built-in headphone
controls and Belkin and Scosche offer built-in headphone adapters
allowing users to enjoy iPod shuffle with their own headphones.

The third generation iPod shuffle is available immediately for a
suggested price of $59 for the 2GB model and $79 for the 4GB model in
silver, black, pink, blue and green through the Apple Store
(, Apple’s retail stores and Apple Authorized
Resellers. A 4GB special edition polished stainless steel model is
available in a 4GB model for $99 through the Apple Store and Apple’s
retail stores. The iPod shuffle comes with the Apple Earphones with
Remote and the iPod shuffle USB cable.

The iPod shuffle requires a Mac with a USB 2.0 port, Mac OS X 10.4.11
or later and iTunes 9 or later; or a Windows PC with a USB 2.0 port
and Windows Vista, Windows XP Home or Professional (Service Pack 3)
or later.