“Sources familiar with the situation are now confirming that Sirius XM will be unveiling the iPhone/iPod touch accessory docks that I speculated about three months ago this Wednesday, August 26th,” Demian Russian reports for Satwaves.
“Sirius XM will be hosting a special invitation only media event in New York that day to show off their new products to be available this holiday season. The invitation reads: “View the new lineup of radios and accessories from Sirius XM for the home, office, vehicle and beyond.” Satwaves received a press invitation and will be covering the event live as permitted,” Russian reports.
“Information is beginning to leak out offering us clues about what else we might expect to see at the event. Just yesterday, XMfan.com reported that the iPhone/iPod Touch accessory docks would be called “SkyDocks” and they provided a picture with that name inscribed on the accessory in the diagram,” Russian reports. “They are also reporting that Sirius XM will be unveiling a new FM modulation technology that will be replacing the cumbersome SureConnect system. The new FM modulation technology works off of the cars electrical system and will not require an external wire to the vehicle’s antenna as the SureConnect system did. This technology would make the new iPhone/iPod Touch accessory docks virtually plug and play — even in vehicles without iPod integration or an audio-in auxiliary jack.”
Russian reports, “With over 40 million iPhones and iPod Touches out on the street, there is a huge opportunity for Sirius XM to bring the wonders of satellite radio to the masses. A whole new market will open up for Sirius XM with the release of these accessories. No longer will satellite radio be confined to only the car stereo section. These accessories will be available wherever iPhone and IPod Touch accessories are sold — including the nation’s Apple stores.”
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