“Apple hasn’t released an updated iPod since October 2005 and anticipation is building as the market waits for the next development from the industry leader in portable music players,” Jason D. O’Grady blogs for ZDNet.
“In a previous post I mentioned a few reasons why I don’t want a wireless iPod – mostly because of the battery life penalty and poor sound quality of Bluetooth headphones. A reader mentioned a good application for wireless in an iPod that I neglected to mention in the article: streaming,” O’Grady writes. “The theory is that a WiFi-equipped iPod would be able to stream music from Internet radio stations and even purchase and download songs Over The Air (OTA) from the iTunes Music Store. The problem with streaming is that it’s only as good as the WiFi access point that you’re connected to.”
O’Grady writes, “A wireless iPod could also be the forbearer to a new subscription version of the iTMS where subscribers could download all the music they want for a flat fee per month.”
Full article here.
Report: Apple to bring out Bluetooth adapter for iPods – August 25, 2006
Hints of new products in the air as Apple’s iPod season looms – August 24, 2006
Apple patent filing shows wireless iPod sync, docking station – August 16, 2006
New iPod with ‘wireless capabilities’ coming soon? – August 16, 2006
Apple CEO Steve Jobs talks up much-rumored ‘iPhone’ iPod mobile phone – August 11, 2006