iPod meets Flash memory

Apple iPod Shuffle

As widely expected, Apple announced two new iPods at its annual MacWorld show. Called the ‘iPod shuffle’, one model comes with 512Mb of memory (about 120 songs), the other with 1 Gb (about 240 songs). Unlike their bigger brothers, these new iPods use flash memory rather than hard drives. The form factor is also completely different – the shuffle is a slender white rectange with no display and a navigation wheel on the side.

To load songs onto it, you can connect through an optional cradle or plug the shuffle directly into your USB port.

The iPod shuffle will cost $99 USD (or $129 CDN) for the 512Mb model and $149 USD ($189 CDN) for the 1Gb model.

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