Who remembers the Stainless Steel iPod Shuffle?

What you need to know

  • Apple Apple Watch in multiple materials, including stainless steel.
  • Apple also made a special edition iPod Shuffle from the same material.
  • iPod Shuffle Edition, perhaps?

We have multiple materials to choose from when selecting an Apple Watch. And there's even the high-end Apple Watch Edition to go for if you want something a little more flashy. But Apple Watch isn't the first time Apple has offered a special edition at the top of the range. Enter, the Stainless Steel iPod Shuffle.

Yes, we'd forgotten it ever existed, too. But thankfully Apple watcher extraordinaire Stephen Hacket hasn't forgotten. Stephen never forgets.

Apparently this special edition iPod Shuffle shipped in 2009, with the always awesome Phil Schiller delivering the announcement on-stage. He seems really excited by it, although we're still unsure how anyone was ever supposed to use an iPod without any buttons.

Buttons or not, this is one shiny iPod Shuffle and now we're scouring eBay to try and find one. We'll add it to our wishlist along with a U2 iPod and an iPod Hi-Fi.

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.