The new Shuffle is about the size of a matchbook, making it significantly smaller than the previous model.
It features play, pause and skip buttons and volume controls only. Users can set the device to play songs in sequence or randomly.
Similar to the first Shuffle, the media player lacks a display. It features a 1GB capacity and up to 12 hours of battery life, according to Apple. The full retail price is $79.
The new iPod Shuffle was unveiled seven weeks ago at a special event in San Francisco and was scheduled to start shipping in October.
Apple chief Steve Jobs unveiled an entirely new line of iPods at the event along with a new version of iTunes and a prototype for the upcoming iTV set-top box. The Shuffle is the last of the new iPod models introduced at that event to ship.
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