|Released:||January 11, 2005|
|Capacity:||0.5 - 1 GB|
|Compatibility:||Mac / Windows|
|Batery Life (Audio):||12 hours|
|Batery Life (Video):|
The first generation iPod shuffle was designed to be easily loaded with a selection of songs and to play them in random order. According to Apple, owners of existing iPods had often left the music selection to "shuffle", and the new iPod shuffle was a way of implementing that in a much more cost-effective fashion. It relies on the use of an "autofill" feature in iTunes, which can select songs at random from a user's music library (or from a specific playlist) and copy as many as will fit into iPod shuffle's memory.