- Apr 12, 2001
A new patent application describes the possibility of the use of an iPod or iPhone as a media remote control for a home entertainment system.
Unique to the devices would be the ability to transfer digital media file metadata - such as song title, author, etc. associated with the music or video.A portable multimedia player (such as the iPod. manufactured by Apple Computer, Inc. of Cupertino, Calif.) is used to wirelessly access and control a media server (such as a personal computer running iTunes software) that is streaming digital media by way of a wireless interface to a media unit (such as a stereo/speakers in the case of streaming digital audio).
The patent application was filed in 2005, so represents technology that Apple was working on a couple of years ago.