When Apple introduced the third-generation iPod shuffle last year they decided to remove buttons from the device and add VoiceOver commands and buttons on the headphones to control your music. Although an interesting idea, it wasn’t exactly what their customers wanted. I personally loved the look of the third-generation iPod shuffle but the lack of buttons presented some serious shortcomings.
This year, Apple introduced the brand new fourth-generation iPod shuffle and have brought back the buttons. The new iPod shuffle looks like a smaller version of the second-generation model and comes in five colors. The music player retains the popular clip on it’s back and brings Genius Mixes support to the feature-set.
The iPod shuffle is priced at $49 for 2GB of storage, is available for pre-order today, and will be shipping next week.