Friday Poll: Why did Apple shuffle the Shuffle like that?

This week Apple quietly released a new, redesigned version of the iPod Shuffle, and for the most part we don't like it. What was Apple thinking? Vote in our poll.

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Why did Apple do the new Shuffle like that?

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Apple hates buttons, all of them
We're one step closer to the mind-controlled future
Prep for next iPod: earbuds loaded with random music
Design should--and always will--outweigh functionality



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This week Apple quietly released a new, redesigned version of the iPod Shuffle, and for the most part, we don't like it .

The previous version was great. It was small, usable, and cheap. Apple retained the small and cheap aspects but made, well, a nub. We're not even sure where you're supposed to put the thing, and we know we'd lose it the first day out. So the question is: why did Apple do the Shuffle that way?

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    With more than 15 years experience testing hardware (and being obsessed with it), Crave freelance writer Matt Hickey can tell the good gadgets from the great. He also has a keen eye for future technology trends. Matt has blogged for publications including TechCrunch, CrunchGear, and most recently, Gizmodo. Matt is a member of the CNET Blog Network and is not an employee of CBS Interactive. E-mail Matt.

     

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