Everywhere Internet Audio and Wireless Apple iPod?

Businessweek has an interesting article about an emerging concept called Everywhere Internet Audio (EIA):

Imagine, if you will, an iPod as a wireless digital ladle. It would dip into a nearly bottomless stream of continual music, scooping up any song you wanted, when you wanted, where you wanted.

The author speculates that Apple would be a prime candidate to deploy this sort of technology, but also claims that it is an "ill-kept secret that Apple is trying to figure out how to add wireless Internet connectivity to the iPod."

Top Rated Comments

MacRETARD Avatar
245 months ago
No ones said it yet

Remember a while back rumors were going around about wireless on the ipod. The rumor (as I remember) was to have bluetooth on the ipod and use rendezvous to detect local ipods and be able to share playlists of people close to you.

Seems like a cool feature, but how much would it really be used? Blue tooth uses a lot less power and uses a smaller chip so it could probably go into the ipod now without making it bigger.

In order to use 802.11x they would have to increase the size quite a bit and to use cell phone technology (cdpd, gprs, etc..)they would have to charge a monthly fee to access the carrier network so I dont see either of these happening any time soon.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
kcmac Avatar
245 months ago
Same article.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Jerry Spoon Avatar
245 months ago
What if instead of a subscription to a service, it could access your music off of your computer at home and stream it to you. This is possible now from computer to computer. It would be cool to do it from computer to iPod. Cooler if you could also access ITMS (through your computer? That would probably lag a lot) and get music that way too.

Can you tell I really don't like the idea of a subscription service?
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
sososowhat Avatar
245 months ago
On-demand radio

:cool:I've often talked about this sort of thing with friends.

What one really wants isn't "bits on disk". One wants any music, anywhere, any time.

Essentially, it's on-demand radio. You can listen to anything on demand.


The iPod itself would be used not only as a place to plug your headphones, but to store playlists (of music you don't keep on it) and as a general communications device.

Ultimately, this goes beyond music, to video (a sort of portable tivo) and other sorts of information-on-demand.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ashish100 Avatar
245 months ago
wouldnt that be wicked?
how would you fit a airport card in there tho?
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

Popular Stories

2022 back to school apple

Apple Launches 2022 Back to School Offer: Up to $150 Gift Card With Mac or iPad

Friday June 24, 2022 5:08 am PDT by
Apple today launched its annual "Back to School" promotion for college/university students in the United States and Canada. This year's promotion offers a free Apple gift card with the purchase of an eligible Mac or iPad, rather than free AirPods like last year. Apple is also offering students 20% off AppleCare+ plans during the promotion. Apple is offering a $150 gift card with the purchase ...
apple ar headset concept 2

Apple CEO Tim Cook Hints at AR/VR Headset: 'Stay Tuned and You'll See What We Have to Offer'

Wednesday June 22, 2022 6:34 pm PDT by
CEO Tim Cook this week did an interview with China Daily, where he once again commented on on the future of augmented reality and hinted at Apple's work on an AR/VR headset. Render via designer Ian Zelbo Cook said that Apple is excited about the opportunities available with augmented reality, which is not too far off from prior comments that he's made, but he went on to say that people should ...
airpods pro 2 1

AirPods Pro 2 Said to Feature Upgraded H1 Chip, Find My, Heart Rate Detection, USB-C and More

Friday June 24, 2022 9:48 am PDT by
The next-generation AirPods Pro could come with a long list of new features that include heart rate detection, the ability to function as a hearing aid, and a USB-C port according to a report from 52Audio. The site claims that it has received new information on the AirPods Pro 2, and it has used that information to provide some renders on what the earbuds might look like. Design wise, there...
customize wallpaper setting ios 16

iOS 16 Beta 2 Tidbits: New Wallpaper Colors, Backup Over LTE, SMS Filtering and More

Wednesday June 22, 2022 2:16 pm PDT by
Apple today seeded the second betas of iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 to developers for testing purposes, and the new betas introduce new features and refine some of the changes that Apple made with the first iOS 16 release. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. Lock Screen Photo Wallpaper Customization When customizing a photo on the Lock Screen, there are two new DuoTone and...
home app ios 16

Apple Confirms iPad Will No Longer Be Supported as a Home Hub in iOS 16

Wednesday June 22, 2022 12:38 pm PDT by
The iPad will no longer be able to be used as a home hub following the launch of iOS 16, iPadOS 16, macOS Ventura, and the HomePod 16 software this fall, Apple confirmed today. As discovered in iOS 16 code by MacRumors contributor Steve Moser, Apple says that the iPad will no longer be supported as a home hub. This information will be displayed in the Home app after updating to iOS 16.A home ...
apple ar headset concept 1

Apple Rumored to Announce 'Game-Changer' AR/VR Headset in January 2023

Friday June 24, 2022 2:52 am PDT by
Apple is "likely" to announce its long-rumored mixed-reality headset as soon as January 2023, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has reiterated. Concept render based on purported leaked information by Ian Zelbo In a detailed post on Medium, Kuo explained that Apple's headset will be a "game-changer" for the augmented-reality and virtual-reality market. Describing some of the headset's...