I thought the old iPod Shuffle clip-on was as ridiculously small as they could take it. Other than prisoners in jail, did anyone actually need the Shuffle to be even smaller? Are there people out there who are happy to learn morse code to control an MP3 player? People who are delighted at the idea of a proprietary headphone connector, so they either have to buy special headphones, or spend $15 on an adaptor that puts the controls right back next to the iPod where they used to be? I must be missing something.
Then again, I’ve never been the target market for the Shuffle. I only listen to music an album at a time, and I’m more interested in capacity than size. The iPod Nano is about as small as I’d want to go; I’m just waiting until flash memory gets cheap enough that they start selling 80GB Nanos.