Wednesday, 11 March 2009

Does the new shuffle mean that the iPhone will finally find it's voice?

It seems that Apple have really pulled one of of the bag with this new iPod Shuffle. Eliminating the controls, halving the size, and adding VoiceOver is inspired. In retrospect, all the clues where there. I'm just kicking myself for not having predicted it. Whilst I'm still fond of MacPrediction's previous shuffle idea (pictured above), this looks unlikely to see the light of day now.

The interesting question now is, of course, when will VoiceOver be added to the iPhone and iPod Touch? It's surely a little odd to have this feature only on the shuffle. It seems likely we will see it as part of the next iPhone OS update. And that's something that this blog has been predicting for years.

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