Apple Introduces Tiny, Talking Shuffle

Apple has introduced the all-new iPod shuffle
, that is nearly half of the size of the previous model, and the first music player that talks. The 4GB player will be available in India in 4 weeks for a maximum retail price of Rs. 4,900 through Apple Authorised Resellers.

The new VoiceOver feature enables the iPod shuffle to speak song titles, artists and playlist names. This third generation iPod shuffle is significantly smaller than a AA battery, holds up to 1,000 songs and is easier to use with all of the controls located on the earphone cord. With the press of a button, users can play, pause, adjust volume, switch playlists and hear the name of the song and artist.

The iPod shuffle comes in silver or black and features a new aluminum design with a built-in stainless steel clip that makes it ultra-wearable.

"Imagine your music player talking to you, telling you your song titles, artists and playlist names," said Greg Joswiak, Apple’s vice president of iPod and iPhone Product Marketing. "The amazingly small new iPod shuffle takes a revolutionary approach to how you listen to your music by talking to you, also making it the first iPod shuffle with playlists."

The iPod shuffle can tell also tell users status information, such as battery life and can speak 14 languages including English, Czech, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish and Turkish.

iPod shuffle comes with the Apple Earphones with Remote and the iPod shuffle USB cable.

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