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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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Shuffled logic
Why did Apple do the new Shuffle like that?

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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?