Advanced iPod Dock?

Discussion in 'Mac Blog Discussion' started by MacRumors, May 11, 2003.

  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001
    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.
  2. nagromme macrumors G5


    May 2, 2002
    Wireless remote would finally make iPod BE my stereo!
  3. sparks9 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 29, 2003
    Macwhispers suck, they have the worst rumor-record. They are always just guessing. Don't trust those fooools.
  4. yoyogi macrumors newbie

    Jan 31, 2003
    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?


  5. MacFan25 macrumors 68000


    Jan 5, 2003
  6. onemilkid macrumors newbie

    Apr 29, 2003
    Oslo/Norway & Wiesbaden/Germany
    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. dubweiser macrumors newbie

    Nov 24, 2002
    Could this be the possible "communicating" device?
  8. D*I*S_Frontman macrumors 6502

    May 20, 2002
    Lombard, IL
    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...
  9. Starflyer macrumors 6502a


    Jan 22, 2003
    i would buy one in a heartbeat!!!
  10. VGN macrumors newbie

    Apr 10, 2003
    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.
  11. big macrumors 65816


    Feb 20, 2002
    yoyogi- I would be thrilled to sell my 5 gig iPod.. its still a good working unit
  12. Jaykay macrumors 6502a


    Dec 1, 2002
    Me too.
  13. t^3 macrumors regular

    Oct 17, 2001
    Not that I'm an advocate of MacWhispers, but didn't they predict the FireWire/USB 2.0 cable?
  14. lmalave macrumors 68000


    Nov 8, 2002
    Chinatown NYC
    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. macguymike macrumors 6502

    Mar 28, 2003

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

    May 20, 2002

    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...!)
  17. nagromme macrumors G5


    May 2, 2002
    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.
  18. iJon macrumors 604


    Feb 7, 2002
    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."

  19. Le Big Mac macrumors 68020

    Le Big Mac

    Jan 7, 2003
    Washington, DC
    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.
  20. bennetsaysargh macrumors 68020


    Jan 20, 2003
    New York
    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?
  21. shadowfax macrumors 603


    Sep 6, 2002
    Houston, TX
    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. jettredmont macrumors 68030

    Jul 25, 2002
    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: and

    The actual device component has two separate cables (ending in firewire and USB, respectively) attached to a single PCB board (see: 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. Bob Knob macrumors 6502

    Mar 20, 2003
    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.
  24. Flowbee macrumors 68030


    Dec 27, 2002
    Alameda, CA
    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:

    I, for one, wish that MacRumors would stop promoting his site by repeating his "rumors."
  25. melchior macrumors 65816


    Nov 17, 2002
    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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