Apple’s online stores have gone down for product updates. Mr X of Macrumor forum indicates that the downtime is for new iPod Shuffle 4GB. Mr.X. was right the last time Mac mini, Mac Pro and iMac launch. As Mr X stated “ This is Mr.X. Again, As some of you may notice the Apple Stores are down. This is because of another product release. iPod Shuffle 4GB Black Product Code: MC164 and iPod Shuffle 4GB Silver Product Code : MB867. When the store comes back online. New iPod Shuffle 4GB in Black and Silver. It will use a new dock/sync cable.” If this really is true and Apple are releasing something new this week, there’s been some sort of activity from Apple every week for the past month or more.
The current iPod Shuffle second generation model weighs about 15 grams (0.55 ounces). It was introduced in September 2006 along with the revamped fifth generation iPod Classic and the second generation iPod Nano.