Advanced iPod Dock?

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    MacRumors

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    MacWhispers claims that a more advanced iPod dock is heading towards production soon. Added features appear to make the iPod interface with your home stereo system and are said to provide data management, multiple i/o, file management and possibly a wireless remote.
     
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    nagromme

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    Wireless remote would finally make iPod BE my stereo!
     
  3. macrumors 6502a

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    Macwhispers suck, they have the worst rumor-record. They are always just guessing. Don't trust those fooools.
     
  4. macrumors newbie

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    i always think how i need a wireless remote!
    that would be amazing.

    actually.. i always think of how i need an ipod.

    does anyone in japan want to sell a used ipod for cheap?

    sighhhhhhhhhhh

    yoyogi
     
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    Remote + Big Display would rock

    I actually use my T68i as a remote for my 12" PowerBook with Clicker. It's so neat to sit even in another room, have the current song displayed on the cell phone an then Skip Tracks, adjust Volume and ****.

    I would love to have a little PowerPod, with colorscreen to scroll thru the Playlists and remote the future Apple TiVo.

    Just dreaming
     
  7. macrumors newbie

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    Could this be the possible "communicating" device?
     
  8. macrumors 6502

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    I'd love to see a in-dash docking station for vehicles. Imagine just slammin' your iPod into a standard-sized dashboard dock and jammin' away. You could put the same LCD interface on it and have it keep the battery charged.

    Beats a 100-CD beast in the trunk...
     
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    Starflyer

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    i would buy one in a heartbeat!!!
     
  10. VGN
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    macwhisper said this? it will never happen.

    I agree with the poster above. macwhisper has the worst record of all rumor sights. As far as I recall, none of his "rumors" have come true. He's even gone against thinksecret which easily has the best record.
     
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    big

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    yoyogi- I would be thrilled to sell my 5 gig iPod.. its still a good working unit
     
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    Me too.
     
  13. t^3
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    Not that I'm an advocate of MacWhispers, but didn't they predict the FireWire/USB 2.0 cable?
     
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    Hey, in the future I could see an "Advanced Remote". What if the remote was a Rendezvous-enabled device unto itself and actually had an LCD display that let you browse the iPod's navigation, with a scroll wheel and everything? Heck, I'd be willing to pay maybe even up to $100 for such a wireless remote/dock setup, since it would really allow me to use my iPod as my home stereo.

    Heck they could even add an FM tuner to the dock, and allow you to tune the radio with either the scroll wheel, or use the forward/back buttons to skip to the preset stations. That would be freakin' schweeeeeeeeet!

    Oh, jeez, I'm on a roll, let me take this even further. How about if they added "superdock" which either had built-in Airport or even an ethernet jack, and you could actually tune in to the iTunes internet radio stations!!! OMFG, that would be sweet for a home stereo. I mean, you can already do that through your computer, but it would be so much more convenient to use and navigate through your iPod, superdock, and super-remote.
     
  15. macrumors 6502

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    Uhm...

    Can't you already plug the iPod dock into your home stereo?
     
  16. macrumors 6502

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    Scam

    Isn't macwhispers the site by that Mac scammer? If so, why is it getting any mentions here, even on page 2?

    I mean, from my experience with Chrysler news & rumors sites, I know the path to getting lots of visitors is keep on having the tasty tidbits even if you have to make them up...but I'd hope a clever bunch like MacRumors would get wise to that pretty quickly.

    (PS> I was the credible source...!)
     
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    nagromme

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    Too early to judge MacWhispers either way

    MacWhispers is still an unknown. They did predict the USB/FW cable, which suggests real (and unique) sources. They have also misinterepreted some sources and placed trust in the wrong ones--which is all guesswork, trial and error, and experience, so what do you expect? When the site has been around longer, next year, we'll have a good idea whether MacWhispers has grown into a useful site or just a curiosity. Until then, I don't think it can simply be discounted.

    I'd say MacRumors is the best rumors site, with the best track record. ThinkSecret has done well also. But that doesn't mean there's nothing useful to be found at sites without that record.

    Other sites have speculated that the docking connector may be for more than we yet know.
     
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    Re: Too early to judge MacWhispers either way

    my favorite is still macosrumors. i love how the begged for a radeon 8500, poked with it with a pencil and hosed it. they are idiots and its so funny to read. they take eveyone else rumors and say "yep, this seems to fit our conclusions."

    iJon
     
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    If there were airport or ethernet access, why would one need an ipod? Just network the computer to the dock, plug the dock into the stereo, and listen away. Doesn't HP already make a product along these lines? It's basically an ethernet appliance that permits access to music on one's computer.
     
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    they could add a FM tuner into the super-dock, along with 802.11x for internet radio streams and to make the iPod a music server. and the airport in it could also pick up streams from a network.

    now that is possible!
    they have the technology, so why not?
     
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    a way to get the iPod more functionally connected to my stereo would be very welcome. i think a wireless remote would be sweet. especially a rechargeable one with an LCD display on it so i could do everything from across the room. like an economized iTunes faceplate, basically. that would rock.
     
  22. macrumors 68030

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    Sorta, but not really.

    They said that a cable with PCB leads on one end and a breakout to firewire/USB plugs on the other end was being produced, and that it was about 5 feet long. (see: http://www.envestco2.com/macwhispers/archives/000045.php and http://www.envestco2.com/macwhispers/archives/000047.php)

    The actual device component has two separate cables (ending in firewire and USB, respectively) attached to a single PCB board (see: http://www.apple.com/ipod/accessories.html). The length appears to be about right (5') though.

    Probably close enough, but I can't give them 100% of a credit on that one.
     
  23. macrumors 6502

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    There was talk that Woz was doing some kind of work for Apple, and Woz did do some work with universal remotes, who knows.
    A car dock and dock for my existing stereo would be enough for me to get off the fence and buy one of the new iPods.
     
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    Haw Haw! Jack Campbell strikes again! He's just trying to sell his DV Forge / MacMice crap. Fake rumors = more macwhispers hits = more views of ads for his 'businesses.'

    For those of you who are unfamiliair with this guy's story, read here: http://www3.macintouch.com/mactable.html

    I, for one, wish that MacRumors would stop promoting his site by repeating his "rumors."
     
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    melchior

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    i don't think there is any doubt that MacWhispers past and present is a shady one. But everyone has an angle, it's just a fact of life.

    Just because he's trying to make money means you are going to say he has NO sources. nada. zip. nothing?

    real-life journalism around the world is a sham right now, more so than it's ever been before but that doesn't mean you can stop reading the news just because the writer has been told to take a particular perspective, you just have to read between the lines. that's life.

    i think he belongs firmly on Page 2 and everything needs to be taken with a grain of salt.

    P.S. I have a sneaking suspicion that the main reason Page 2 came about was MacWhispers. :rolleyes: what a privilege.
     

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