Apple iPod Shuffle in Colors

January 30, 2007

This was easily predictable, but it makes sense to keep the iPod line appealing to different demographics. My first iPod was a Shuffle, and now that it’s only $79 that’s pretty much within reach of anybody. The Shuffle is a great “gateway drug” – it sold me on pushing MP3s to the iPod (I was already using iTunes to manage all my music) and now my iPod Video is a constant companion.

Plus, now that the iPod Shuffle is updated with colors it leaves room for Apple to develop the iPod Pico, Femto, Atto, Zepto, and Yocto. The last one will hold every song ever made, is worn like a ring, and sends music directly to your brain via a cranial implant.

Note: Parislemon observes that orange is a new color for an iPod. So reversing the trend of the unique colors being black and a hundred clams more than than the standard white Apple hardware, now if you want an orange iPod you have to get a cheaper Shuffle. For some super nerdy close up pictures of this oddity, check out AppleInsider.

Additional Reading: Engadget, MacRumors