The folks over at iFixit got their hands on the new iPod Shuffle and instead of talking to it, they took it apart.
Turns out the Shuffle is easy to open and contains a single IC, a battery and some user interface components.
“Amazingly, at least on our scale, both halves weighed five grams. That means the entire functional half of the iPod weighs only about 10% more than a single sheet of letter size paper.”
They also discovered that normal headphones work just fine with the new MP3 player, but, unsurprisingly, without the proprietary ones there’s no volume adjustment or changing the song order…