Source: iPod Shuffle replacements due ‘soon’

November 21, 2007 at 7:15 pm 25 comments

iPod Shuffle Replacement


     I have some exciting news about new iPods on this Thanksgiving eve. My insider has confirmed to me that Apple will ditch the iPod Shuffle and introduce a similarly dimensioned player with a screen in capacities of 1 and 2 GB. The all-aluminum case will remain although it will look more in keeping with the rest of the iPod line. Asked about the screen, I was told that a 2 color OLED is in the cards. The click-wheel is apparently smaller than the current generation Shuffle. Price-wise, the new player was described as being “very competitive” which I take it to mean significantly below the current 1 GB $79 Shuffle.

     We also talked about the time frame for this release and it seems that Apple is keen to introduce the new players in Q1 ’08  in order to soften the blow from seasonally slow post holiday iPod sales. This would also confirm that Shuffles have a product lifetime of about 16-20 months which has proven to be the case so far.

     Pictured above is an artist’s rendition of what this new player from Apple might look like based on what we know so far.

D.S.

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25 Comments Add your own

  • 1. ryansully11  |  November 22, 2007 at 2:40 pm

    nice… i cant wait

    BTW please post more about the tablet mac thing… i cant wait

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  • 2. Tropa de Elite  |  November 22, 2007 at 5:27 pm

    I’m From Brazil!
    Very Good you Blog!

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  • 3. Steve Ballmer  |  November 22, 2007 at 6:24 pm

    The real replacement for this is definitely the new ZuneMini!
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  • 4. Abendjournal 22.11.2007 : The Mac Gazette  |  November 22, 2007 at 8:55 pm

    […] David Sieger berichtet in seinem Blog Eye On Apple von einer Apple-internen Quelle, daß ein neuer Shuffle kurz vor der Veröffentlichung stehen soll. Markanteste Neuerung: der kleinste der iPod-Player bekommt ein Display. Er soll von den Abmessungen her dem bisherigen nahekommen und auch in einer 2 GB-Variante kommen. Der Bildschirm wird nur 2-zeilig und fürs erste in schwarzweiß gehalten. Eine späteres Farbdisplay sei aber schon fest eingeplant. Das Clickwheel soll sogar noch kleiner als beim bisherigen ausfallen. Das Bild, das diese Meldung illustriert, ist eine künstlerische Idee. Der neue Shuffle soll im ersten Quartal 2008 auf den Markt kommen, zu “attraktiven Preisen”. Es darf also spekuliert werden. […]

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  • 5. carvedstars  |  November 22, 2007 at 10:02 pm

    Oh, boy. I don’t know how well a click wheel would function at that size…but hey, a screen on there would be brilliant, and if it does come out at less then the current price, they would sell a TON.

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  • 7. parasane  |  November 23, 2007 at 2:20 am

    That’s a pretty sweet rendering. Sounds like the new iPod’s going to be awesome!

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  • 8. Niyaz PK  |  November 23, 2007 at 3:53 am

    Cool…. I am waiting for it.

    And Steve Balmer is here😉

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  • 9. Steve Ballmer  |  November 23, 2007 at 6:45 am

    Just checking on a friend.

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  • 12. iPod Shuffle schon bald mit Display? | AppleView  |  November 23, 2007 at 10:24 am

    […] David Singer in seinem Blog Eye on Apple schreibt, hat er Informationen von einem Insider, dass schon bald neue iPod Shuffles […]

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  • 14. krissanda  |  November 24, 2007 at 12:10 am

    The mock-up looks good. I wouldn’t doubt if Apple gave the ol’ Shuffle a screen. An mp3 player without one is just not gonna cut it considering the other “small and light” players out there that DO have screens, such as the Sansa Clip.

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  • 15. habtm#40  |  November 25, 2007 at 10:21 am

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  • 21. Jehana Persaud  |  February 21, 2008 at 11:13 pm

    How much does the Ipod Shuffle cost in Canada?

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  • 22. David Sieger  |  February 22, 2008 at 9:20 am

    Jehana:

    Please visit the Apple Canada website here for information on all Apple products in Canada.

    In short, 1GB Shuffle costs $55 and the new 2GB Shuffle costs $75 (in Canadian dollars). See the Canadian Apple iPod lineup here.

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  • […] In another piece I posted earlier on Nov. 21, 2007, I wrote that my insider has confirmed that Shuffle replacement are on the way. I was expecting that the new replacement model would be introduced at Macworld ‘08 in early […]

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  • 25. handy  |  April 15, 2008 at 7:13 pm

    The iPod shuffle was a pretty nice expirience but now I have an iPod Touch. I don`t know but I need more services thats why I`ve got bored very soon with this little sweet player🙂

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