RUMOR: Apple working on ‘iControl’ iTunes controller app for iPhone

“An anonymous tipster tells TUAW that according to code found in the latest firmware release, Apple is working on a new iPhone application called iControl,” Erica Sadun reports for The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW).

“Like Apple TV and other remote controllers, it would allow the iPhone to connect wirelessly to local iTunes libraries and browse through and play media from those sources,” Sadun reports.

“TUAW is told that a media navigator will allow you to view videos, play podcasts, listen to music and even support shuffle playback,” Sadun reports.

More in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “TowertTone” for the heads up.]


  1. So the iPhone could not already do this?
    You can not use a shared itunes library using the iphone within a LAN?

    Weird. This should have been standard and is about damn time.

  2. This will rock my airtunes setup
    Powermac G5>Airport Express>toslink cable>Apogee Mini-DAC>Musical Fidelity A3.2>Totem Rainmakers
    Now I won’t need the laptop or the G5 anymore, just the iPod Touch in my hand! Yarrrrrrr!

  3. it’ll be a super remote for Apple TV and airtunes-playin’ iTunes, eh? i wonder when they’ll activate that feature. they can’t give us ALL of this goodness all at once, can they (sdk 2.0, 3g, gps, haptics, jabber support, iController…)? what will they do to spur a Christmas rush? my guess is they’ll parcel it out over the last half of the year.

    i just hope they replace the g radio with an n…

  4. Worthless.

    No one needs to connect to an iTunes library via their iPhone at home or anywhere else. Whats the point? People will use their computer to manage and play their music at home, and no one is dumb enough to watch movies at home on their iPhone.

    Flush this idea down the commode

  5. @c
    I don’t know about that; you were dumb enough to write what you did. The only thing worthless is your opinion, so spare us all from it; or better yet, dump it in a port-o-pot.

  6. @ u kant…
    From the article: “…but Software Update won’t recognize it so you won’t be able to patch. “

    Yeah… that’s what we all want, an OS that u kant patch.

    That psystar machine is soooo not ready for prime time.

Reader Feedback

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.