Apple's new iPod Shuffle features a questionable design choice that removes all buttons from the player. It's a bold move, but I can't help but think it's not the boldest Apple has up its sleeves.


For this week's Photoshop Contest, I want you to create an even more ridiculous and impractical control scheme for Apple's next round of portable music players. No buttons? Way more buttons? Who knows! It's up to you to figure that out.

Send your entries to me at with "Apple Controls" in the subject line by next Tuesday morning. Save your files as JPGs, GIFs or PNGs with a FirstnameLastname.jpg naming convention. Now get to it!