Nike/Apple To Announce Partnership Tuesday?

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Multiple users claim that CNBC reported at 7 p.m. EST that Apple and Nike would issue some sort of announcement on Tuesday, May 23, 2006 relating to the iPod and Nike Apparel. Details are unclear at this time, as a link to the story could not be found on CNBC's site (hence page 2), but readers indicate that the announcement could range from a Shuffle-replacement iPod in Nike shoes (with accompanying bluetooth headphones) to a clothing line with special pockets for iPods.

A recent page 2 rumor claimed that the iPod Shuffle was being discontinued. Nike and Apple were previously rumored to be involved in some sort of relationship in 2004, when a blurb on Apple's retail site appeared for a short time indicating a cross-promotion was in the works.

Update: (moved to Page 1) Steve Jobs and Nike CEO Mark Parker announced a partnership today at a press event in New York City attended by Lance Armstrong and Paula Radcliffe.

The first product in the "Nike+iPod" partnership is called the "Nike+iPod Sport Kit" which will allow Nike+ footwear to wirelessly communicate with iPod Nanos. The specialty shoes will be able to communicate time, distance, calories burned, and pace on the Nano and store the information on screen and via audible feedback through headphones. The Sport Kit will be available in the next 60 days with a suggested retail price of $29 USD, and will require a Nike+ shoe and an iPod Nano.

This announcement appears to not have any bearing on the iPod Shuffle, as the product remains on Apple's website and online store.
 

Freg3000

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"Nike is a evil company which uses child labor to make its cheap products" rants coming in 3....2....1....

More partnerships with big companies is a good thing for Apple.
 

rockandrule

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Freg3000 said:
"Nike is a evil company which uses child labor to make its cheap products" rants coming in 3....2....1....

More partnerships with big companies is a good thing for Apple.
Well, to start you off. Yuck, yuck, yuck. But I do agree that partnerships with large cooperations are obviously important and a good thing, but with Nike? I don't think so.
 

pincho

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Apple is about to make a deal with one of the largest Companies in the world for us consumers and you guys are complaining? seriously...
 

mproud

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Their stuff sucks, mostly

At the Apple Store, Nike sells crappy quality headphones, pieces of **** I could never recommend. The only thing that may actually be decent would be their elastic nano/shuffle armband. Not sure why there aren't more elastic armbands out there, but it is nice, perhaps a tad overpriced in my opinion but on par when compared to Apple's armbands.
 

Koodauw

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sweet. Two of my favorite companies, coming together. Although I bet its nothing more than iPod sized pockets.
 

bloodycape

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If anything it will be like the Philips Nike Sport Mp3 that were out back in 2000-2001 era. Those were supposidly good for a mp3 player that like maxed out at 512. Or they could be making and Mp3 sunglasses like Oakley has. What I would like to see it this nike shoe with a built in 10gig flash mp3 drive.
 

1984

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No way! New Balance is supposed to be the official shoe for Apple fans!
 

javanate

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1984 said:
No way! New Balance is supposed to be the official shoe for Apple fans!
New Balance still sells American made (non-sweatshop) shoes, too bad Apple isn't partnering with them.
 

maxterpiece

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javanate said:
New Balance still sells American made (non-sweatshop) shoes, too bad Apple isn't partnering with them.
Not to mention more comfortable and better quality shoes... even if they are usually pretty ugly.
 
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