Apple releases a new iPod nano today - and it would seem that rumors of the iPod shuffle’s death have been greatly exaggerated.
The new machine is a black or white 1GB iPod nano, with a retail price of $149 and room for 240 songs or 15,000 photos. Compare this with the $99 you pay for a 1GB iPod shuffle, which of course has the same capacity but no screen.
So now you can make a conscious decision - pay 50 bucks more for the color screen and the interface extras that come with it, or save a little and stick with the shufflicious simplicity.
And for the time being, the shuffle still has a place in the official iPod line-up, suggesting that there’s still some life in it yet.