RUMOR: Apple working on multimedia digital hub device

“Multiple reports indicate a device [coming from Apple Computer] that will allow consumers to wirelessly broadcast their iTunes play libraries–from an iPod or PC–to a home stereo, among other things. Details of the device are sketchy and confirmation has been marred by conflicting details from subsequent reports,” Katie Marsal reports for AppleInsider.

“According to one statement, the company is said to be developing its own iTunes radio that will wirelessly stream iTunes and internet net radio data, and is rumored to be accompanied by a potential partnership with Bose,” Marsal reports.

“Meanwhile, additional reports point to the potential release of multimedia hub that will perform the same functions, while also allowing for iPhoto, iMovie and iDVD content to be displayed on television screens. The device is said to connected wirelessly to any Macintosh on a rendezvous or AirPort network and will also be capable of digital video recording on an internal hard drive and media burning via a Super Drive,” Marsal reports.

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19 Comments

  1. I wonder if you took a bunch of really cheap g3 chips and arrayed them together in 4 or 8 at a time what kind of performance you would get. Assuming the G3 arc supported multiples beyond 2(Not sure about that).

  2. I am not going to go in this. I will wait till June and WWDC. Then we really know how it is hanging.
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  3. What’s the name of that game where some guy’s blindfolded and spun around and then has to try and stick the tail on the picture of a donkey? That’s what these reports remind me of.

  4. Sounds like everything (except for the SuperDrive) that I can do right now with my TiVO ($319 street price for the 80-hour version), connected to my Airport network via wireless. Apple will need to do better than that.

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