“Steve Jobs is keen to bring wireless syncing to iPods this year, and carbon fiber may be the key,” Leander Kahney reports for Cult of Mac.
“Following the news that Apple has just hired a leading carbon fiber expert, we can reveal that the company has been testing Wi-Fi syncing in iPods for the past two years,” Kahney reports. “‘Jobs is pushing hard to get WiFi syncing into the next-generation of iPods,’ says our source.”
Kahney reports, “There are lots of issues, however, with syncing over the air rather than the current method: a USB cable. Apple’s engineers have been having trouble with reliability, signal strength, case design and battery life, our source says. ‘They’ve tried multiple different body designs and materials to get it to work well but it’s been slow going,’ says our source. ‘They have however found many improvements using a carbon fiber design.'”
Read more in the full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Brawndo Drinker” for the heads up.]