Unboxed – Apple iPod Shuffle 3rd gen

The new iPod Shuffle was certainly not the most expected of new Apple gadgetry when it was announced yesterday. But having got our mitts one one alrea

The new iPod Shuffle was certainly not the most expected of new Apple gadgetry when it was announced yesterday. But having got our mitts one one already, we have to say it's right up there with the coolest kit from Cupertino.

The newbie clocks in at half the size of its second gen older bro, and makes the first iPod Shuffle look positively portly by comparison, as you can see below. Obviously this is all down to the lack of buttons, which have been pushed onto the headphone cable. Audio purists will complain, but Apple has said that plenty of 3rd party folk will be releasing special adaptors so you can use your own buds if you prefer.

The availabilty of playlists and a bulked up 4GB of storage give this full–on iPod credentials. And its size is something to marvel at. You can see it in our hands–on video tomorrow and stay tuned too for an in–depth review soon. In the meantime, feast on our slew of pics.

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