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Caption: Is this the future? A single IC, a battery, and some user interface components?

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Kyle and our pals over at iFixit.com got ahold of the 3rd gen iPod Shuffle and they just had to tear it apart.

Amazingly, at least on our scale, both halves weighed 5 grams. That means the entire functional half of the iPod weighs only about 20% more than a single sheet of letter size paper.

iPod Shuffle 3rd Generation First Look