updated 09:30 am EST, Tue October 31, 2006
iPod shuffle Available
Putting to rest initial fears that the device might not be available until the middle of next month, Apple today announced that the second-generation iPod shuffle is now shipping and should be available both in Apple's retail stores and Apple resellers as of Friday, November 3rd. The 1GB flash player had been introduced during the September "Showtime" event but was given no firm release date until today. Notably, Apple states that the new iPod shuffle requires iTunes 7.0.2, which isn't yet available to the public. Early pre-orders of the music player already started shipping this past weekend.