Prediction for iPod's future

Discussion in 'iPod' started by Eldiablojoe, Oct 2, 2010.

  1. Eldiablojoe macrumors 6502a


    Dec 4, 2009
    West Koast
    I haven't heard anyone else mention something like this, so I'm going to put this out there.

    There was something posted in the blogosphere about Apple patenting, or trying to develop a way to overcome an inherent design ceiling. The current family of iDevices are limited in how thin they can be by the size of the headphone jack. The devices have to be at least a certain thickness because of the jack.

    With all of Apple's focus on the purity of design, it amazes me that this has not been addressed yet.

    When you dance, run, cycle, etc. the single thing that gets in the way, that takes away from the sleek trimness of the compact devices are the earbud wires. You have to thread through special ports on backpacks or clothing, and you have to make sure they don't get hung up on things you walk by, your elbows, parts of your bicycle, around the shift knob in your car, etc.

    I'm wondering when Apple is going to find a way to get the music from my iDevice to my in-ear pieces (whether they be like buds or like hearing aid inserts) without wires.
  2. Rawkfist macrumors regular


    Jul 4, 2010
  3. 0007776 Suspended


    Jul 11, 2006
    I think you can already buy wireless headphones that you can make work with an iPod, they are just really expensive.
  4. iLike2Touch macrumors member

    Sep 29, 2010
    The new standard headphones will be wireless. They will be like the ones one, except without wires, but with antenna's. They will come with every iPod shipped and will be sold for 25.99 separately. :p

  5. 4DThinker macrumors 68020

    Mar 15, 2008
    Bluetooth has it's own problems, including the need for a second device that needs periodic charging. It also uses a wireless frequency range that is getting very crowded and subject to interference from things like microwave ovens. I'm a big fan of it though, but even MicroSoft refuses to put bluetooth in it's Zune devices because of the added complaints and the reduced audio quality the technology brings.

    Apple's instance on thin borders on insanity. There is such a thing as too thin, and the new Touch is right on that borderline. You can trust me that when they make a Touch as thin as a single plate of glass, any breaking or cracking of it WON'T be covered under warranty. :D
  6. Eldiablojoe thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Dec 4, 2009
    West Koast
  7. Brucewl macrumors 6502


    Sep 15, 2010
    I don't care about wireless, I just want a earphone with remote control and good quality.
  8. rdowns macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003

    This post is full of win.

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