New iDevice?

Discussion in 'Hardware Rumors' started by Macaddict16, Oct 18, 2002.

  1. Macaddict16 macrumors regular

    Oct 7, 2002
    How about this...
    A Car iPod that fits into your car just like an aftermarket CD player that has:
    AM/FM Tuner
    Airport Capability
    Rendevus Technology
    CD Player?
    Hard Drive

    So when you pull into your garage your "iStereo" automaticly sences your Mac and connects and downloads new mp3's from iTunes. SmartLists could also be added. ex. you want all jazz music, punch a few buttons on your "iStereo" and when it syncs up it erases all old music and downloads all jazz files.
  2. Tiauguinho macrumors 6502a


    Mar 5, 2002
    The Netherlands
  3. Quark macrumors regular

    Jan 9, 2002
    One thing missing:

    I listen to alot of radio and talk radio. I would love to have a "radio" that would be able to save the last five minutes or so of a live broadcast. That way, if I miss something, I press "replay" or "rewind" to a certain point.

    Kinda like TiVo for radio, but much, much simpler.

    If it had that and what you listed above, I'll buy it and I'd be willing to a little extra for it too.

  4. beez7777 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 5, 2002
    Notre Dame
    nice idea:) i think if they were tomake something like this it would sell a lot better than that xm raido
  5. TheFink macrumors member

    Sep 26, 2002
    Re: New iDevice?

    That's by far the dumbest thing I've read all day. Please don't quit your day job. It's much easier/cheaper to burn a cd full of mp3's and play them on a compatable HU.
  6. Billicus macrumors 6502a


    Apr 3, 2002
    Charles City, Iowa
    Re: Re: New iDevice?

    What, then is your day job? A CD Player is much more bulky, and it would do half the things that he mentioned. Don't squash his creativity!
  7. gandalf55 macrumors 6502

    Apr 13, 2001
    the prob with this device is its an aftermarket hardware unit that needs to be installed in your car. if they add a tuner to an iPod, you've got almost all you mentioned. I have a FM broadcaster that lets me listen to my iPod in my car right now (albeit it doesn't sound anything close to very good.)

    a new iDevice that would be REALLY nice:

    1. cellphone on worldwide network
    2. built-in iPod functionality (mp3s, iTunes integration)
    3. full-color screen
    4. can play streaming video (ie. a mini Fox News channel, etc.) - mpg4 & aac!!
    5. can do chat (a la iChat & mb others)
    6. built in email reader/composer
    7. uses that revamped Newton technology (handwriting)
    8. can be used with voice recognition
    9. always on
    10. address book, ical built in
    11. bluetooth to sync with other iDevice users on the road?
    12. usable thumb board (optional)
    13. uses rendevous & isync - can even sync your iPod with it. .mac friendly :)
    14. use as a universal remote control (even garage doors)
    15. battery much like the iPod but with longer charge (since always on)
    16. possible digital camera - but i think it would be a joke
    17. audio recording
    18. 20G drive - mb 40... can expand this easily
    19. video conferencing capable using a QTSS

    already most of this exists, it just hasn't been combined into 1 digital device yet. it would be plenty expensive, but you could combine so many devices into 1 that it would be worth it. the mac platform would keep it all synced and tidy. Something like this might cost over $800 - but whoot!
  8. rt_brained macrumors 6502a

    Jan 13, 2002
    Re: New iDevice?

    I'm working on a prototype of the exact same thing in my garage that I hope to sell to Apple. Only mine makes beer too.
  9. j763 macrumors 6502a

    Nov 25, 2001
    Champaign, IL, USA
    Re: Re: New iDevice?

    i'll buy it :D :D :D

  10. job macrumors 68040


    Jan 25, 2002
    in transit
    Sure, and while we're at it, lets add a fusion powerplant and a psychic link...!

    Oh, wait, what about adding a a Windows user repellent, kinda like mace only a lot worse...!

    "universal remote control...." :rolleyes:

    Some people...
  11. benixau macrumors 65816


    Oct 9, 2002
    Sydney, Australia
    Re: Re: New iDevice?

    ill have three (two cars, one ill find something to put it in)
  12. TheFink macrumors member

    Sep 26, 2002
    Re: Re: New iDevice?

    When you get it to give BJ's, I'll buy one.

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