Apple Inc is launching a smaller version of the iPod shuffle. It has a new feature that speaks the names of artists and songs.
Apple touts the new $79 device, which stores 4 gigabytes up to about 1,000 songs as "significantly" smaller than a double-A battery. Mirroring design updates to the company's laptop computer line, the new Shuffle comes in a gray aluminum exterior. Apple says the Shuffle's new VoiceOver feature comes in 14 languages.
Apple shares rose $3.16, 3.6 per cent, to $91.79 in morning trading on Wednesday.