Apple has quietly refreshed its iPod shuffle line with a new unit that is bigger on the inside but smaller than an AA battery on the outside. Measuring just 48.2mm x 17.5mm x 7.8mm the new player is so small, in fact, that it has no buttons other than the shuffle mode switch – all the controls are now on the earbud cord. Storage capacity is now 4GB, enough to hold up to 1,000 songs, while the price remains at $79.
Also, in order to make up for the lack of display, a new VoiceOver feature will tell users which song and artist is playing at the touch of a button. It even announces the names of your playlists, which will come in handy since the tiny player is now able to hold at least twice as many songs as its predecessor. The new iPod shuffle comes in silver or black and features a sleek and wearable design with a built-in stainless steel clip. Battery life is said to be 10 hours.