Apple Announces iPod Shuffle

Apple has announced the iPod shuffle, a flash-based version of the popular iPod. According to MacMerc, “[The iPod shuffle is a] really tiny (smaller than most packs of gum), no screen, weighs under 1 ounce, USB 2, 12 hour rechargeable battery, PC/Mac, and looks about the size of a flash key drive. 2 models: 512MB for $99 and 1GB for $149.99. Shipping starts today. Accessories rolling out in the next four weeks.”