Apple iPod Shuffle 4th gen UK price announced at £39

Hands-on with the Genius touting new iPod Shuffle

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Best of both for new Shuffle

Apple has unveiled an updated fourth gen version of the iPod Shuffle at its 'Special Event' in San Francisco, combining the best aspects of the previous two generations into a new micro portable device.

Returning the clickable 'ring' of buttons seen in the second generation Shuffle, Apple has combined the solid-state controls with the VoiceOver technology seen in the third gen device to create a new Shuffle which will support the best of both technologies when it hits stores next week.

Click here for a gallery of hands-on pictures with the new Apple iPod Shuffle

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Offering 2GB of storage the updated Shuffle is joined by a dual camera, FaceTime touting new iPod Touch and an exciting touchscreen bragging sixth generation iPod Nano with multitouch technology in the all new Apple iPod line-up.

The new iPod Shuffle, which will support the popular iTunes feature Genius Mixes for the first time is available five colours and can bepre-ordered today at just £39 ahead of shipping early next week.

Although given the cold shoulder by Apple in terms of an update, the iPod Classic should not be shunned by consumers in the lead up to the festive period. Despite not offering the feast of tech delights found in the new Touch, the 160GB Classic is now available for just £193.

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