A concept the iPhone could have used?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Cepe Indicum, Feb 14, 2007.

  1. Cepe Indicum macrumors regular

    Oct 11, 2006
    Firstly, apologies if this (or similar) has been posted before. I did have a quick check.

    I was reading this article on the BBC News website earlier: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/6355449.stm. It was the first time I had heard of 'Orb' (http://www.orb.com/mycasting_f/index.html).

    I just think this idea would have been perfect for the iPhone... forget syncing your media, etc., just have an 'always-on' high-speed internet connection at home, and 'broadcast' your content to your phone. All of your iTunes collection (songs, movies, tv shows), all of your photos, live TV (using, perhaps, EyeTV), and even the availability of Skype.

    Downside - it relies on WiFi or another Internet connection for receiving the media. But I'm sure this will change or become easier in due course.

  2. me hate windows macrumors 6502

    me hate windows

    Jan 18, 2002
    Downside - Outrageous bills for all the data transfer.

    Cool idea though
  3. Cepe Indicum thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 11, 2006
    I'd normally agree with you, but the BBC article seems to suggest a fairly good flat rate... I have no experience of it, so I can't actually comment.
  4. sunfast macrumors 68020


    Oct 14, 2005
    I hadn't seen that, and it does look very cool. I'm sure it will happen eventually
  5. zap2 macrumors 604


    Mar 8, 2005
    Washington D.C
    Then everyone would need Unlimited date transfer(a good amount of money) plus when the Network slowed the music would stall, or when your out of range, you don't get any music.

    Still there is nothing stop orb from doing is with the current iPhone for would who want it

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