I agree. There's either something insanely great about this that we don't know yet, or this product is just an accesory and will be marketed as such (read "Not marketed at all")rosalindavenue said:I guess this explains why Apple cracked down on the use of the "ipod" name by other peripheral makers. Still, its not that exciting, at least as written-- there are plenty of speakers and ways to get your music to your stereo.
I'm thinking that Apple may have wanted to have the iPod market mature enough before it too starts offering more accessories of what is a gold mind?Lacero said:Been looking for something like this. I'd like to see
This would be the perfect companion for the rumored 'media' Mini, or any Mac/PC with iTunes.922 said:I posted that in a hurry. I have a hunch that Apple is up to something with AirPort. This might be a wireless set of speakers that taps into iTunes...
Not good. Kill off the 3rd party accessory makers and iPod goes back to looking like something that only Apple cares about.EricNau said:It's good that Apple is releasing something like this though; don't need to buy 3rd party stuff anymore.
Good idea... I think you're on to something. Sort of like an "extender" for the media mini.dongmin said:This would be the perfect companion for the rumored 'media' Mini, or any Mac/PC with iTunes.
I'd love something like this for my bedroom. I want something simple and easy that can access my iTunes library on my Mini in the living room. It should have a simple color display like the video ipod. It should have a click wheel for navigation and have an IR port built-in so you can use it with the Apple Remote. And it should have a simple alarm function.
While this COULD be a generic speaker accesory, the alternate theory is that its in fact a boombox that taps into iTunes (or, say, a Media Center Mac mini). You could carry the music on your Living Room's Mac mini around the house: completely wireless and rechargable.Analog Kid said:Not good. Kill off the 3rd party accessory makers and iPod goes back to looking like something that only Apple cares about.
Apple has been pretty careful not to tread on the accessory market and I don't think that will change unless they've got something truly unique that no one else can do-- I'd guess it requires the ability to run the DRM locally rather than just being a dock accessory.
I think this will happen too. And I'd love if it happened at MWSF. Unfortunetly, though, this rumor probably won't yield that. This might be a companion to that - a set of speakers for carrying your music around your house.nichos said:I would like an Airport base station that will do videos and photos! How cool would that be to send video from your mac upstairs, to your airport base station downstairs to watch on your TV?