The iPod Shuffle and some entertaining cultural differences…

Just a brief note: the iPodShuffle was one of the products released today by Steve Jobs and the Apple team. It was long-rumoured and kind of makes sense in a do people really want something that can only take that much music? kind of way. Fundamentally it’s a USB thumb-drive with a music player in it, and it’s not enormously more expensive than just the thumbdrive alone. So it’s pretty reasonable, all things considered. I won’t be buying one, but hey…

But I was talking to Gavin about it and he pointed out that Apple had been considerate enough to add a little advice to people who might have been confused by its small size if placed too close to a packet of gum. Specifically point two below:

But perhaps what’s even more peculiar is the UK version is very subtly different. I wonder what this says about our national characters:

PS. While I’ve got you here, I just want to whore you over to see what I was hoping for originally from the alleged ‘headless iMac’ and the posts I wrote about potential Apple media hubs.

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The alt tag for the images that the footnote refers to says “chewiing [sic] gum” in the UK, but doesn’t mention chewing in the US.

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Warning: Do not eat iPod Shuffle
A helpful warning from the good people at Apple. I recently got a 1-gig USB flash drive, on sale for about $80. Considering that the new iPod Shuffle handles the same jobs, plus plays music and comes with headphones, etc., $150 (for the gig, only $99 f…

If you swallow it whole, does that mean it’ll still work in your stomach? That way, instead of your stomach rumbling when you’re hungry you could have a bit of Elton John to remind you to get some food, or something.

I heard that the iPod Shuffle now has 73% less carbs than the iPod mini. It’s good to know that Apple looks out for the health of its consumers (pun intended).

ipod shuffle is the stupidest thing I have ever heard of, No screen?!

Hey, you can get an ipod shuffle for free.
Last fall I completed an offer from this same company and recieved a free
ipod. I was completely suprised when it came, i really didnt believe it.
Anyways, just follow this link and complete an offer, there are a few free ones
that you should definately choose
Here is your personal referral link:
Oh and heres where I found out about these offers.
go to the forums section then “free stuff”
Theres lots of discussions on these offers and pictures proving they work.
um, thats about it.. DEFINATELY DO IT
oh and if you know kevin rose from techtv he got his free ipod heres his site
as well.

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