Apple's New 4GB iPod Shuffle Talks
Apple introduced a new 4 GB iPod Shuffle that talks, thanks to a new feature called VoiceOver that provides song and playlist information at the press of a button. At 1.8 inches tall and 0.8 inches thin, Apple claims that the new iPod Shuffle is the world's smallest music player, achieved by redesigning the iPod Shuffle's controls from the device to the earbud cord.Apple rolled out a new iPod Shuffle on March 11 that it claims is the smallest music player in the world. The device also "talks," courtesy of a new feature called "VoiceOver" that reads aloud song and playlist information at the press of a button. By moving the iPod Shuffle's controls from the device body to the earbud cord, Apple was able to shrink the player's dimensions to 1.8 inches tall and 0.8 inches thin. The device has a capacity of 4 GB, which can translate into roughly 1,000 songs depending on the encoding method and bit rate.
The iPod Shuffle's newest feature, VoiceOver, will, at the press of a button, dip the music volume down and then read aloud the song title and artist. It will also read off playlist names, and whether the device has low battery power.