Viral TikTok shows off ‘antique’ iPod Shuffle
A TikTok viewed over 2 million times brought back many memories for former owners of Apple’s iPod shuffle (2nd generation), while others felt much older.
“Does anyone know what this is?! ??!” the text on the video from TikTok user @freckenbats read.
The TikToker, Celeste Tice, is holding an iPod shuffle and flipping it several times.
“I found that old iPod, I don’t know, a hair clip,” she joked. The video then cut her with the music device, pinning strands of her hair as she models some poses for the camera, calling her new hair accessory “vintage.”
According to Apple’s website, the first iPod shuffle was introduced in January 2005. The shuffles did not have a display and were generally smaller than the iPod mini. There are two versions of iPod shuffle (2nd generation), one released in September 2006 and the other in February 2008. The most recent iPod shuffle was released in July 2015.
Viewers flooded Tice’s comments section to weigh in on the video, with many voicing their age.
“How to start a whole generation,” wrote one viewer.
“Well it’s time to trade in my red meat and wine for some Metamucil and some fluff candy at the bottom of the purse,” one viewer commented on the video.
“Look, I’m not going to leave [you] makes me feel old at 26, “another comment read.
Another viewer wrote: “No, I have no doubts that they are intimidating us for sports guys.”
His colleague TikToker @Rod, who has over a million subscribers and posts content about life as a millennial, also reacted to the video.
“II used vintage and antique hashtags,” he said through “millennia strong” breaths in his video, which has been viewed over 4 million times.
Many found the video to be funny and joked that they should have used it as a hair clip as well.
“How didn’t we use them as hair clips before !? Absolutely awesome,” one viewer commented.
Another suggested that the video could lead to a trend for “vintage” recreations of iPod hair clips.
In a later video, Tice played several songs that she downloaded to her iPod.
“Glad You Came” by The Wanted, “A Thousand Years” by Christina Perri and “Set Fire to the Rain” by Adele, all released in 2011, were just a few songs played for TikTok viewers.
Many again expressed how ‘old’ they felt when they heard some of the hits, while others said they continued to listen to a lot of them on their playlists.
“It’s like a time capsule,” wrote one commentator.
Tice says News week iPod shuffle has fond memories, and the last time she used it might have been when she was in college kidding. However, she preferred to listen to her iPod Touch.
When the music started playing it was a blast from the past.
“I loved hearing all the flashbacks, but I was also shocked by a few songs with grown-up lyrics that I didn’t expect a 9-year-old to hear,” Tice said.
Speaking about the virality of her TikTok, Tice said she liked it getting as much attention as it did. Major in theater, said Tice News week that she loved putting on a show for friends and didn’t expect the video to go viral.
“Fortunately, most of the comments are from people who can understand the joke,” she said. “I wonder if I can put this performance on my resume.”
Updated 12/21/2021 5:46 PM ET: This story has been updated with comments from TikToker Celeste Tice.