“Since Apple Computer Inc. introduced the iPod in 2001, competitors have been scrambling to match the simplicity and style of the popular digital music player. But try as they might, the original just keeps getting better. The latest flavor, the diminutive iPod shuffle, proves that fewer bells and whistles can be just as good as more,” Ron Harris writes for The Associated Press (AP).
“Unlike previous models, it uses flash memory instead of a hard drive. It’s also much more compact. And, starting at $99, much less expensive,” Harris writes. “And despite the absence of a display to tell you what’s playing, the Shuffle’s ease of use is unrivaled. It’s also a solid performer with sounds that holds up against most other flash memory-based MP3 players you’ll find on store shelves.”
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MacDailyNews Take: This AP article will be featured in thousands of media outlets via syndication and read by literally millions of people. Somewhere right now we hope Apple has factories stamping out iPod shuffles by the metric ton.