Originally Posted by rcoala100
Its about appealing/reaching the masses, not the 100 AI whiners on here!!!!! Watch the stock, one more reason to go long, plus all the refresh of products this summer.
Of the ones that I'm watching, it's leading the pack so far today.
Originally Posted by Virgil-TB2
I don't understand all the negative nellies bitching about the fact that you can't use non-Apple headphones with the new shuffle.
In the first case you probably can, it just won't have any volume and track controls as those are patented by Apple. Secondly, any headphones you can get that aren't Apple headphones, especially those that are of the same quality or higher, are going to cost you double the cost of the player itself.
The lack of volume controls for third party adapters is a pretty critical oversight, would you never want to adjust the volume, or is that a niche feature in your mind?
I simply can't use earbuds, there's no audiophile anything about it.
Not only that, the Apple buds don't seem to be nearly as reliable as others. I'm also skeptical that it would be so expensive to match or exceed the sound quality.
Originally Posted by teckstud
let me get this right- You have a playlist that you made
and still need to hear what song you're listening too?
I make playlists, but they are mostly smart playlists. I don't watch what's in them, the computer automatically updates the playlists based on parameters such as play count. I don't know if any other system can do this, I'm pretty sure the players that you load like a flash drive simply can't track play count.
Originally Posted by paxman
Keep it - no change - still great.
Are AI forum frequenters having a bad morning? I have never read so much bitching about nothing for a long time. Or are you guys just genetically pre-disposed to see the negative with any given situation?
How is that really going to work? The shuffle doesn't even have a button to start playback, that button goes away when you disconnect the earbuds. If the shuffle pauses when you disconnect the earbuds, then you're stuck without a pass-through adapter to add the button to play and pause. It's not a huge deal, but it's more than the "no change" that you claim.