Apple Releases New Ipod


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Engadget said:
Sigh, it looks like Apple's habit of squeezing iPod accessory manufacturers for license fees has now extended to freaking headphones -- iLounge is reporting that the new iPod shuffle can only be controlled by headphones with a special hardware authentication chip. That means that third parties will have to pay Apple for the privilege of making shuffle-compatible accessories, and you can bet they'll just pass that cost right on to consumers -- we wouldn't expect any cheap headphone adapters or inexpensive replacement headphones for the littlest iPod. iLounge calls this a "nightmare scenario" for iPod fans, and we're inclined to agree -- it's one thing for Apple to require the Made For iPod certification for accessories that interface with the dock connector, but trying to lock down headphones is a sad new low, and it makes the lack of physical controls on the shuffle seem even more ridiculous. Anyone still planning on buying this thing?
 
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Already hacked by the looks of it:

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www.scosche.com/press.room/?year=2009&newsID=435
 

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Squidge said:
Already hacked by the looks of it:
www.scosche.com/press.room/?year=2009&newsID=435




I'm guessing the price of a shuffle + that thing is gonna cost a similar price to a nice shiny nano. With screen. Plus, all existing iterations of ipod can use the VoiceOver thing.
 
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The thing is, I know so much about this is stupid but it is new and as a wage earner, I still wanna see what it is about. So it's coming in a couple of days....
 
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I'm no apple hater. I'm going to keep my iPod Nano 1st gen and use it for music even after I get my Pandora.

(Though I would hardly be able to stand using it if I didn't have Rockbox. :p)
 
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