Third Generation iPod Shuffle – The 3rd generation iPod Shuffle refines the design of the iPod Shuffle, making the device small, adding new features such as VoiceOver, increasing capacity, and returning the device to a form factor similar to the first-generation Shuffle.
In keeping with earlier models, this one does not have a screen. Unlike earlier models, though, the third-generation iPod Shuffle also lacks buttons on its face. Instead, the device is controlled by a remote control on the included earphones. Single, double, or triple clicks cause various actions such as fast forward. Third-party headphones can be used with the Shuffle with the additional purchase of a remote-control adapter.
Its new VoiceOver feature allows the iPod to read menu items to the user through the headphones in languages including English, French, German, Greek, Czech, Dutch, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, and Turkish.
The third-generation Shuffle requires iTunes 8.1.
2GB (about 500 songs)
4GB (about 1,000 songs)
solid-state Flash memory
Stainless steel special edition
1.8 x 0.7 x 0.3 inches
0.61 ounces for stainless steel edition
Mac: Mac OS X 10.4.11 or higher; iTunes 9 or newer
Windows: Windows Vista or XP; iTunes 9 or newer
US$59 - 2GB
$79 - 4GB
Released: March 11, 2009; new colors, 2GB, and special edition 4GB models released Sept. 2009
Discontinued: Sept. 2010