Apple’s first fashionThe -forward gadget is making an appearance. The second generation iPod shuffle, introduced a little more than 15 years ago, is enjoying a resurgence of popularity on TikTok. The iPod shuffles of the second, third, and forth generation had built-in clips. They were also available in a wide range of colors making them very wearable. TikTok is known for being a launchpad for trends just like this so it doesn’t necessarily come as a surprise. As noted by Information, the iPod shuffle isn’t alone in seeing such an uplift in popularity. Other retro gadgets are also making an appearance, led by millennials.
TikTokers started sharing clips of the second-generation iPod shuffle as a clipper a few weeks back. They’ve been using them both as standalone fashionAccessories and as music players with wired headphones. We also shared more information about wired earbuds in November. TikTok has tons of videos showing people accessorizing their old iPod shuffles. The first video from @sailorkiki to hit social media has been viewed more than 2,000,000 times and received nearly 350,000 likes. But the hair-clip trend isn’t the only one that’s increasing the popularity of the iPod shuffle.
According to NewsweekTikTok’s millennials are also sharing their experiences Funny clipsThe iPod shuffle, claiming that they don’t know what it is. The jokes seem to have triggered older TikTokers and highlighted a very funny generational gap. There’s no question that older Apple products, particularly iPods, have seen a high level of interest as nostalgia for them grows.
The jokey millennial one, like the TikTok hair-clip video, has amassed millions of views and hundreds upon thousands of likes.
Apple discontinued the iPod Shuffle in 2017 so it has been off the market only for five years. The second generation iPod shuffle is what appears to be most popular. The most popular colors are the pastels from September 2007, with the more vibrant tones of early 2007 and later 2008.
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