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Is This the Next iPod Shuffle?

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According to a member of tw.apple.pro, this photo comes from "deep inside the throat"—that's after a Google Translate. It's a 1.2inch x 1.2inch screen. And it's not hard to imagine it as the next iPod Shuffle.

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The component is marked "Apple," which may or may not add credence to the rumor, depending on your personal level of skepticism. Personally, I think the part looks pretty believable as most of some future iPod Shuffle (or Nano). But I'm trying to imagine operating a 1-inch touchscreen.

Seriously, mime the use of such a device. You'd have to, like, balance it on your index finger and attempt to pull off surgical maneuvers with your thumb. Or you'd need to use two hands.

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But as Brian Lam points out, it'd make a sensible watch. [tw.Apple.Pro via ipodNN]

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squigledot
Squigledot

Swipe left: Next song

Right: previous

Up/Down: volume

Tap: Pause/play

And the screen is for displaying the song.

It actually could be a new shuffle. A while back, I thought the shuffle would be like this anyway.

Or, it could be nothing, which is just as likely.