Report: Apple to launch new Wi-Fi iPods in second half 2007

Apple Store“Apple plans to launch new iPods featuring Wi-Fi in the second half of 2007,” Jimmy Hsu and Adam Hwang report for DigiTimes.

“Universal Scientific Industrial (USI) will produce the Wi-Fi modules and Foxconn will perform as the OEM system assembler, according to Taiwan portable music player component makers,” Hsu and Hwang report.

“USI will begin shipments later in April, while Foxconn may do so in the third quarter,” Hsu and Adam Hwang report.

Full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “LinuxGuy and Mac Prodigal Son” for the heads up.]

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43 Comments

  1. All the Apple news lately has been about new iPods, Apple TV, iPhone.

    Hello Apple! People are going to start wondering if the you are loosing focus on the Macs. Would be nice to see some product refreshes there.

    Frankly, I like the other apple products too…but I am getting tired of the Mac line taking a back seat to these products.

    Apple has about 18,000 employees…I think if you want to do all the things they want to do, then you need to get additional employees so everything can get done. Shuffling people from one project to the other will just stretch an already small staff to the breaking point.

  2. I don’t believe it. I thought the Zune ‘squirting’ feature was stupid, and I don’t see this being any better.

    And really, who wants to surf the internet with a click wheel? Buy an iPhone instead.

  3. re: don’t believe it. I thought the Zune ‘squirting’ feature was stupid, and I don’t see this being any better.

    And really, who wants to surf the internet with a click wheel? Buy an iPhone instead.

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    It’s not about ‘surfing the net with a clickwheel!’ – it’s about wireless syncing your iPod with your itunes library!

    Wifi will be just used as another way to to sync your library.

  4. I’m quick to believe this is a simple PR response to the news of the Leopard delay to keep stock prices level.

    I’m sure WiFi enabled iPods will make their debut sometime, but the timing of this ‘report’ is a little too convenient for Apple.

  5. @Shinobi..you have the best OS and the best hardware bar none as it stands.

    Stop being a baby that’s throwing the toys out the pram. That or you’re on MS’s payroll to try and spread dissent.

  6. Hello Apple! People are going to start wondering if the you are loosing focus on the Macs. Would be nice to see some product refreshes there.

    Frankly, I like the other apple products too…but I am getting tired of the Mac line taking a back seat to these products.
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    Shinobi –

    Really? Did you not just see Apple refresh to the biggest desktop in its lineup? The 8-Core refresh? Yeah, that’s what I thought.

    Apple hasn’t lost focus – it just has quality people. No matter how large you grow, you can’t always hire the caliber of people that Apple employs at those top levels of design.

  7. I don’t want an iPhone with Cingular, 4 gigs of memory, etc. But I would love an iPod with all the capabilities of an iPhone plus mass storage in a small, beautiful device.

    So, no, I’m not going to “buy an iPhone instead.”

  8. Cingular may be bad, but the carrier in Canada, Rogers has got to be far worse. Their service is shit. Their technical support is shit. Their cell packages are shit. Everyone who has suffered with them, knows what I’m talking about. Think of a mashup between your crappy cable company and your crappy cell carrier = Rogers.

    An iPhone sans cell service able to make WiFi VoIP calls would be awesome though.

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