While the updated iPod with video (not to be confused with the mythical touchscreen video iPod) has been shipping since it was announced in September, the new clip-on Shuffle has been hesitant to show its face. A few of the shy critters have been spotted in the wild, on their migratory path to Apple lovers who pre-ordered the players.
I don’t believe in audio players without screens – to the point that I deny their existence, and chalk up any occurrences to random intersections with some alternate dimension that does, in fact, possess screenless iPods. If you just need an imaginary music player for the gym it could be pretty handy. There have been rumors that some Apple stores (which are definitely pockets of an alternate universe) will get them once November hits.