October 31, 2006 6:48 AM PST
Apple makes it official: New iPod Shuffle on Friday
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iPod at 5: The little gadget that couldOctober 20, 2006
Apple Computer announced on Tuesday that the second generation of its iPod Shuffle will be available globally on Friday, Nov. 3. The 1-gigabyte screenless iPod, which retails for $79, has been the subject of much fan speculation because of Apple CEO Steve Jobs' claim that it's the world's smallest digital-audio player--it's half a cubic inch in volume.
The new Shuffle was announced as part of an Apple " special event" in September. Jobs originally stated that the little music player would ship in October, but when most of the month went by without a definite release date, enthusiasts began to wonder what had happened to it.