Steve Jobs gives Apple employees new 2G iPod shuffles

“Christmas came a tad bit early for employees of Apple Computer this year, each of which will receive a shiny second-generation iPod shuffle digital music player with the company’s compliments,” AppleInsider reports.

“The ‘morale booster,’ as some call it, extends from corporate all the way down to the company’s retail division, several employees told AppleInsider… In an email sent out this week, Apple chief executive Steve Jobs reportedly told employees to expect their new iPods by the end of the month,” AppleInsider reports.

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JupiterResearch analyst Michael Gartenberg expects Apple’s new 2G iPod shuffle to “quickly become a hot fashion accessory in short order.”

Gartenberg blogs, “I’ve been using one here for a bit and it’s been amazing watching people’s reaction to it when they see it. Everyone who has seen it, wants one. The fact that it’s $79 just makes it that much more appealing… I suspect that we will see quite a few iPod owners adding a Shuffle just because of the new design.”

Full article here.

Related articles:
First 2G iPod shuffle unpacking photos – November 01, 2006
Apple’s new 2G iPod shuffle available worldwide this Friday – October 31, 2006
Apple now shipping 2G iPod shuffle orders – October 30, 2006
AP: Apple’s new iPod, iPod nano, iPod shuffle ‘clearly worth the wait’ – October 19, 2006
Apple unveils new iPod shuffle: world’s smallest digital music player – September 12, 2006

20 Comments

  1. In todays news Apple announced that they sold over 100,000 iPod Shuffle in one day. Steve Jobs, CEO of the hottest company on the stock exchange was quoted as saying: “We have made the best design, combined with the quality and full integration with iTunes software, it is no wonder that it is the hottest product this Chrismas season. At this rate, we expect to sell 60million by the end of the year. Let’s see Zuma trying to sell even 5,000 by the end of this month?”

    Apple stock is up 15% at closing of the day.

    in unrelated news, Apple announce that all of their 100,000+ employees will received a new iPod shuffle today as a token of their appreciation. No words yet if they will have to return them if they get laid off.

  2. “Christmas came a tad bit early for employees of Microsoft this year, each of which will receive a brown Zune digital music player with the company’s compliments,” PC Rag reports.

    “The ‘bowl jammer incentive,’ as some call it, extends from corporate all the way down to the company’s software espionage division, several employees told the Rag… In an email squirted out this week, Microsoft executive Steve Balmer reportedly told employees to expect their new Zunies by the end of the month or possibly sometime in January…maybe,” PC Rag reports.

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