Today, Apple unveiled the newest version of the iPod Shuffle (since, what, it’s been five minutes since the last one came out?), and among the new design elements introduced (Smaller! Controls are on the headphones! 4GB of storage!), there is a new feature called VoiceOver that will tell you what’s currently playing on your iPod. That’s right: The new iPod Shuffle will tell you what’s playing, because you, the person that loaded the music currently playing on your iPod Shuffle, will have no idea what’s playing.
I suppose that it’s meant as a way to keep people who like screens interested in iPod Shuffles–since this would negate the need for a screen, besides the whole need to watch video–but still, is it really necessary? It’s not like the Shuffle will hold 10 million songs. Seems pretty unneccessary, especially since it just speaks to you in a lame robotic voice. Couldn’t they have at least gotten Aaron Neville to do the voice?