Bluetooth iPods Soon?

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Stuff Magazine claims that despite a quiet 30th anniversary weekend for Apple, they have been working hard on a long rumored Bluetooth iPod.

...it looks like the [Bluetooth iPod] is finally ready to appear in the Apple store, along with a deluge of accessories.
The accompanying accessories are said to include bluetooth headphones, and the ability to broadcast to your car speakers.

A bluetooth enabled iPod has been long rumored, with multiple hints over the years (patent image describing an wireless iPod).

Steve Jobs, however, had previously stated that Bluetooth in the iPod wasn't a great option since the sound quality wasn't great and constantly recharging headphones was cumbersome.
 

amac4me

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We all know what happens when Jobs denies a product. Case in point ... the Video capable iPod
 

stefan15

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Are there any solidly confirmed health risks of bluetooth exposure? I assume it's not as bad as a cellphone but I could be wrong.
 

DTphonehome

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Speaking of "Quiet"...

Speaking of a "quiet 30th Anniversary weekend", WTF is with Apple? Not even acknowledging it with a graphic on their website? I mean, seriously! Everyone in the media and in the computer biz is giving Apple major kudos on a huge anniversary, and Apple doesn't say boo? Seriously, WTF?
 

Vagcmyevad

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amac4me said:
We all know what happens when Jobs denies a product. Case in point ... the Video capable iPod
Just what I was thinking. If Jobs denies it, then Apple is almost always going to release it at a future date :cool: .
 

Sam*

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Also someone could easilt steal the headphones stragiht off your heAD:eek:
 

spyderracer393

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Sean7512 said:
Figures, I JUST bought a 30GB video iPod after the anniversy passed :(
you do have the ability to return the iPod within 14 days, (supposing you bought it directly from Apple), althought I believe there is a restocking fee.
 

Spock

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I don't see a great benefit with these though... I dont mind wired headphones.
I agree, the wires are not bad at all, I think I would lose Wireless headphones anyway! This would be a bad move I think Steve has said in the past You cant take away a feature once its in place I dont like the idea
 

macintel4me

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I CAN NOT stand running with my iPod because wires are going all over the place and the arm band just scraps against my side. It's so bothersome that its rendered my iPod Shuffle useless. Give my a wireless nano (or nano-like) iPod that I can stick on my belt or even under that laces of my shoe and I'll be happy. I hope it will be better than this rumored product because it looks pretty darn good!
 

hob

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I hope bluetooth neckphones are available

for those of you that don't know they look a little something like this



except where there's a middle-aged woman, there would be me.
and where there's a cable there would be none!

I have some Panasonic ones that I keep re-buying when they eventually break, because they're so comfortable and portable, and non inner-ear intrusive!
 

strangelogic

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why bother

I don't care - unless the bluetooth is embedded in the video iPod. though I think the video iPod discussion is beginning to sound a bit like the G5 Powerbook discussion.
I had hoped for something new today - from Apple - as I wanted to buy myself a birthday gift...
Guess it is time for the new Alpine dual-din head unit for my car... oh wait - that isn't out yet either :mad:
 

boncellis

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I don't see myself ever using wireless headphones, but including bluetooth functionality within the iPod is something I have been looking forward to. I would really like the wireless integration with car kits and the wireless syncing (Apple has made it a point to make bluetooth standard in more of its machines).

The other thing that makes me wonder about this "news" is that it's from "Stuff" which could mean that it's completely false, or that it's more reliable because of the distance between them and the Apple community.
 

Philberttheduck

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strangelogic said:
I don't care - unless the bluetooth is embedded in the video iPod.
as long as its together (or released together), i wouldn't mind. however, i'm more concerned with a video ipod, period. as long as the video ipod is released, i could really care less if it had bluetooth integrated.

bluetooth sounds appealing, but like all you guys have stated, a wire isn't so bad. especially with top-notch headphones in shure and etymotics.
 

m-dogg

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Unless they make it sound considerably better than my bluetooth handsfree unit for my cell, I'm not interested.
 

ezekielrage_99

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stefan15 said:
Are there any solidly confirmed health risks of bluetooth exposure? I assume it's not as bad as a cellphone but I could be wrong.
So BlueTooth headphones give you brain cancer?

I can just see the iPod ad for that one ;)
 
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