Internet blogs and the media alike have been up in arms over
Apple’s alleged “DRM” chip in the third-generation iPod shuffle. A
mysterious authentication chip is apparently responsible for supporting
the player’s new headphone-integrated playback controls and blocks out
the use of any third-party headphones.
Remember yesterday, when Apple released a button-less iPod shuffle, with the controls moved to the earbud cable, and we complained that we kind of hate Apple's earbuds like the Amish hate electricity? Well, rest easy, fellow haters, 'cause Scosche is on the case, and we bet more companies are working on it too. (More details after the jump...)