The recent speculation about Apple purchasing Nintendo and the physical resemblence of the Nintendo DS Lite to the iPod has me thinking... I know that this probably would never happen since Apple is primarily a hardware company but if Apple would release a cartridge similar to the Opera Browser (using both the GBA and DS card slots) that allowed iPod-like functionality on the DS Lite it would be a very compelling convergence device. Especially, if the DS could be synched via Wifi with iTunes. Although, I did find the iPlay-Yan app that makes it look pretty easy. The iPod is missing a touch screen, gaming content, Wifi connectivity, and a web browser. The DS is missing image, video, and audio playback capabilities. Obviously, Apple can get everything but the gaming content (at least on the level of the DS or PSP) and Nintendo can get everything but the iPod connectivity. Nintendo already released the Play-Yan in Japan that allows video and audio playback but it is not an elegant solution in comparison to iPods. While the iPod doesn't necessarily need gaming content, and the DS Lite doesn't need iPod features, they would appeal to fairly large market. It seems to me that this is the ultimate opportunity for collaboration. On paper, it should work much better than the Motorola ROKR fiasco as well. What do you think? Could this ever happen? Would it work?