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Apple KB document notes iPod shuffle 3G linear play option

In a new support document entitled “iPod shuffle (3rd generation): About headphone compatibility,” Apple has disclosed that the new iPod shuffle can be set to play audio, without additional user input, even without the earphone-based controls. “When a standard headphone or audio accessory is connected you can initiate audio playback by simply switching iPod shuffle to the play in order¬†or shuffle¬†position from the off position… iPod shuffle will resume playback of the content that was previously being played at a fixed volume level that cannot be adjusted from the iPod itself. If iPod shuffle is connected to external speakers or a car stereo, volume adjustment may be possible from those devices.” While track control will still be impossible, this method should provide a temporary solution for owners who want to use the device with their car stereo or external speakers, until a proper adapter is available.

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Comments

1

Makes sense.

Posted by Galley in Greenville, SC on March 11, 2009 at 2:27 PM (PDT)

2

In other words, you are out of luck without the bundled headphones.

Posted by croquembouche11 on March 11, 2009 at 4:27 PM (PDT)

3

no you where sool before. now you are just out of luck. if you think that the default volume is way too loud for example. dono how it is with the new shuffle, but thats a general problem with gadgets and media nowadays. its too loud to brush over crappy mastering and compression.

Posted by timbo on March 12, 2009 at 4:18 AM (PDT)

4

whops. just noticed that it seems like im not agreeing with croquembouche11. i do, i just wanna point out that it was even worse when ppl thought you couldnt use it with 3rd party headphones at all.

Posted by timbo on March 12, 2009 at 4:21 AM (PDT)

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