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Meeting its self-imposed October deadline, Apple has begun shipping its new second-generation iPod shuffle. A number of customers who pre-ordered the tiny device, which was announced last month at a special event, began receiving shipping notices over the weekend. iLounge’s package tracking number shows that the shuffle is shipping directly from Apple’s manufacturing partners in China, and that it is expected to arrive before the end of the week. As of this morning, Apple retail stores still did not have any 2G shuffles in stock, though stores are expected to have them any day.

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1

So, can you get student discounts on these….?

Posted by zp on October 30, 2006 at 11:35 AM (CST)

2

No student discount appears to be available.  $79.

The Employee Purchase Program knocks it down a few dollars.

Posted by nate on October 30, 2006 at 11:42 AM (CST)

3

Thank god, 1 day before the end of October, thou. Apple is really taking suspension to the extremes now.

Posted by ryan10ad on October 30, 2006 at 11:44 AM (CST)

4

does anyone know if the new shuffle will have the same ability to be used as a removable flash drive?  the original shuffle was great for that with it’s USB plug on the bottom.

Posted by mattlabs on October 30, 2006 at 12:02 PM (CST)

5

Will it have the same (or better) sound quality that distanced the original from every other iPod?

Posted by drevo_uk in UK on October 30, 2006 at 12:14 PM (CST)

6

Well mines estimated to be delivered by the 1st November the wait is near killing me since my current 1st gen shuffle died on me today :( Two years hard use isnt half bad though.

And no it probably wont be able to act as a removable drive like the first one and no the quality is the same since the internal guts are close to identical internals of the 1st gen shuffle from what i have been told.

Posted by Johnathan on October 30, 2006 at 3:29 PM (CST)

7

Johnathan,  can i buy your old shuffle for parts?  I only need the usb part and i can get my old shuffle to work again :)

Posted by mattlabs on October 30, 2006 at 3:46 PM (CST)

8

With the “settings” tab and “enable disk use” slider in iTunes 7, I don’t see why it wouldn’t be able to be used as a flash drive just like every other iPod (even my SLVR phone can double as a flash drive).  Just be sure you have the shuffle dock with you when you transfer.

Posted by PushButtonAction in Atlanta, GA on October 30, 2006 at 3:49 PM (CST)

9

Mine just hit Alaska, originating in China.  Suppose to be here by Noon on Nov. 1

Posted by Michael on October 30, 2006 at 5:00 PM (CST)

10

I just got mine today! its sweet and yes you can use it as a usb drive. It sounds great.

Posted by El Yaqui on October 30, 2006 at 11:53 PM (CST)

11

Can’t believe my new Shuffle hasn’t arrived after six weeks, but any day now I suppose.  As for buying 1st gen Shuffles for parts (mattlabs), you can buy a refurbed 512mb at the apple store online for only $29!  I feel like buying another one for old times sake.

Posted by Andrew Chasnoff on October 31, 2006 at 1:08 AM (CST)

12

OK, I’m thoroughly confused. All I see at the Apple Store are 1GB Shuffles…WHERE are y’all seeing 2GB ones??? I was going to order…love the new form factor…but I don’t see anything on Apple about 2GB Shuffles.

Posted by Aristillus in Maryland on October 31, 2006 at 1:14 AM (CST)

13

Aristillus: 2G refers to second generation.

Posted by Ayala on October 31, 2006 at 2:50 AM (CST)

14

Hey Mattlabs id give it to you however my sister has collared it and its “just” working again. Should have my new one by tommorow (i hope)

Posted by johnathan on October 31, 2006 at 9:15 AM (CST)

15

Oooooooh…oops…duh! Thanks for clearing that up for me, Ayala! I’m hunting all over the place for this 2GB Shuffle…even called Apple! LOL! I’ve gotten burned so many times buying Apple stuff a week before they came out with a big change…was thinking maybe I should wait. I love my regular size iPod but can’t resist the baby one…much easier to carry around and not so much worry about loosing it. Thanks again!

Anne

Posted by Aristillus in Maryland on October 31, 2006 at 10:01 AM (CST)

16

I’m in Australia. I ordered mine on the day it was announced. I got the shipping notice today. They estimate that it will arrive at my house on 7 Nov. That’s 4 days more than the original estimate, however, the Australian Apple Store now says a 2-day lead time. Given that I’m in Sydney and all stock goes through Sydney, I should get it before the weekend. I just can’t wait!

Posted by Japester on October 31, 2006 at 10:27 AM (CST)

17

Hi.  Did anyone here order from Amazon?  I pre-ordered two weeks ago and that site still says that the Shuffles aren’t in stock yet.  Now I’m wondering if I should just cancel my order and buy from the Apple store.

Posted by Kats on October 31, 2006 at 1:25 PM (CST)

18

I ordered from Amazon in SEP and my most recent notice says it will ship on NOV 5th.  We’ll see.

Posted by jpa2825 on November 1, 2006 at 9:48 AM (CST)

19

Got mine today—my very first iPod. Nifty little critter; better use of space than my old mp3 player.

Posted by juantag on November 3, 2006 at 2:07 AM (CST)

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