Feb 20 2008
Apple drops the price on the 1GB iPod shuffle, announces 2GB model
Personally, I hate the iPod shuffle. But it serves, if nothing else, as Apple’s least expensive gateway to the iTunes ecosystem. Today, that gateway got even less expensive. Previously selling for USD$79, the 1GB iPod shuffle (available in bland silver, disgustingly teal blue, putrid green, substandard purple and a passible (PRODUCT) RED special edition) is now selling for USD$49.
The price drop means that entering the world of iTunes is now $30 cheaper. It also means anyone who won a 1GB iPod on eBay for anything more than $50 after shipping is probably already weak from kicking themselves upon hearing the news this morning.
To make matters worse for recent buyers, for $10 less than 1GB shuffles were selling yesterday those willing to wait a little while can buy a 2GB iPod shuffle. That’s twice the musical uncertainty !