"Much better design over the 3rd Generation"4.0 starson by JPDX11
Pros: The buttons are back so you can use any pair of headphones on it.
Audio is better
Better battery life
Cons: The fact that the entire face of the shuffle is the click wheel poses a problem when using the clip since the user will hit the buttons.
Summary: The new ipod shuffle design is a big improvement over the old one. The buttons are back so you can use any pair of headphones.
Other thoughts on the shuffle:
The capacity of the shuffle isn't meant to be large enough to carry your entire music library. It is meant for music on the go.
The shuffle is not supposed to have a screen on it. It was never designed so that the user could "see" their music.
The shuffle is designed to be the simplest music player out on the market.
For the future, maybe Apple will work on making the battery life and VoiceOver even better.