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."

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MacRETARD Avatar
271 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.
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kcmac Avatar
271 months ago
Same article.
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Jerry Spoon Avatar
271 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?
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sososowhat Avatar
271 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.
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ashish100 Avatar
271 months ago
wouldnt that be wicked?
how would you fit a airport card in there tho?
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