Wait, is the iPod Shuffle back in fashion?

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(Image credit: Apple/Future)

It apparently takes 20 years for a style to come back into fashion, so it should come as no surprise that plenty of things from the '00s are rising in popularity again. The latest Y2K gadget to get a modern-day revival is the iPod Shuffle. The early Apple product was first released in 2005 (yes, seriously that long ago), but now TikTokers are finding a new use for the MP3 player. 

The Shuffle has been causing a storm over on TikTok after users started wearing the device as a hairpin by using its built-in clip to pull their hair back. Some users are posting videos of themselves wearing the gadget pretending not to know what it is, but others have said that they actually like the look of the iPod shuffle hairclip and have started to wear it "unironically". If the iPod shuffle seems a little too old-school for you, then don't worry, there are plenty of new Apple products for you to choose from over on our Apple deals page. 


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Amelia Bamsey
Staff Writer

Amelia is Creative Bloq’s Staff Writer. After completing a degree in Popular Music and a Master’s in Song Writing, Amelia began designing posters, logos, album covers and websites for musicians. She now enjoys covering a range of topics on Creative Bloq, including posters, optical illusions, logos (she's a particular fan of logo Easter eggs), gaming and illustration. In her free time, she relishes in the likes of art (especially the Pre-Raphaelites), photography and literature. Amelia prides herself on her unorthodox creative methods, her Animal Crossing island and her extensive music library.