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Siri powered iPod Shuffle headset incoming?

Apple has just been given the go on a patent for a headset that features earphones with a built-in Siri controlled iPod

Apple has just been granted a new patent for a Bluetooth headset with a built-in iPod Shuffle and – potentially – Siri voice controls. Even though it looks like a last generation shuffle bolted onto headphones in the picture.

In reality the headphones have a built-in microphone, which suggests the Shuffle may be less about shuffling blindly, and more about verbal selection of tracks using Siri style voice controls. The fact that it’s also Bluetooth enabled suggests that it could link to your phone for taking calls and streaming music – and you could even use it to control your Apple iTV when that launches. Now it just needs a screen like Google’s Project Glass and it’s perfect.

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Dan is Editor-in-chief of Stuff, working across the magazine and the Stuff.tv website.  Our Editor-in-Chief is a regular at tech shows such as CES in Las Vegas, IFA in Berlin and Mobile World Congress in Barcelona as well as at other launches and events. He has been a CES Innovation Awards judge. Dan is completely platform agnostic and very at home using and writing about Windows, macOS, Android and iOS/iPadOS plus lots and lots of gadgets including audio and smart home gear, laptops and smartphones. He's also been interviewed and quoted in a wide variety of places including The Sun, BBC World Service, BBC News Online, BBC Radio 5Live, BBC Radio 4, Sky News Radio and BBC Local Radio.

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