As is expected to happen with any new Apple product, iFixit has torn the poor bugger to pieces and documented the whole process. With the Shuffle 2k9, it’s nearly as complicated as taking apart a MacBook or anything like that, so it’s a relatively short process. They pry it open like a little chrome oyster, and find a board and battery inside, just like they expected. Where’s the little man who tells you what song is playing?
No little man, unfortunately, but the battery is tinier than ever. Looks like they’ve decreased power draw yet again, allowing them to use an even tinier battery and still get 10 hours. Other than that, there are no surprises, but it’s fun to know what’s in the little sucker.