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Briefly: Apple avoids satellite radio on the iPod

updated 02:00 pm EST, Wed February 9, 2005

No satellite radio fo iPod

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  1. marzetta7

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Satellite Radio on iPod

    That's because they are going with XM! :-) I think this would be a nice complement to the already populare iPod.

  1. cmoney

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    portable sat radio sux

    you'll never be able to get a signal inside!! and you'll have to wear an additional antenna if you wanna keep the ipod in your pocket or a bag.

  1. abnyc

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    i agree

    sorta like an itrip but with the ability to get an xm feed would be pretty cool. then again whats to stop sirius from making something like that as a add-on type of thingie....

  1. OtisWild

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Naah think internet....

    .... downloading blocks of streams and/or particular shows (like Stern).

    Apple already supports this thru Audible's NPR radio stream subscriptions.

    A receiver doohicky for the ipod is a lame idea though. Just write an iTunes plugin for Sirius stream bundles.

  1. ff11

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Ohpleaseopleaseopleaseopl

    Do it Apple. Sirius on iPod would be the ultimate! There are already portable satellite radios on the market, so there shouldn't be much of a technical issue (unless it makes the iPod prohibitively large). I think Sirius would be a perfect companion for the iPod (all NFL games, College football, NPR, ...)

    http://www.thetechzone.com/?m=show&id=180

  1. ff11

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Otis

    Cool idea for the streams for NPR and other news, but it won't really work for sports events (it won't be live).

  1. LordJohnWhorfin

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    That's the problem...

    I want an iPod, not a brick. Look at the success of the iPod, iPod mini, iPod shuffle, and tell me that the form factor is not one of the biggest selling points, especially considering how bulky and unattractive competing models are.
    I'd be happy enough if I were able to podcast Stern's shows to my iPod.

  1. just a poster

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    RE: Ohpleaseopleaseopleas

    There are already portable satellite radios on the market, so there shouldn't be much of a technical issue (unless it makes the iPod prohibitively large).

    And how well are those devices selling?

    The number of all satellite radio subscriptions is less than the number of iPods already sold.

    I'm not against the idea, but XM or Sirius better be prepared to pay Apple for the privilege.

  1. JimWG

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Satellitte Downloads

    Greetings:

    Apple should really study this. There's a future back door potential here for direct satellite data links/or downloading to your G5 via your iPod. Whether Apple does it or not, I'm pretty sure someone's going to tap this potential, so it's a bird in the hand for Apple to lose.

    JimWG

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