Sunday, August 23, 2009

Sirius XM to Announce iPod-iPhone Dock Next Week


Sirius XM has a press conference scheduled for next week, and the rumors are flying. The one that is most intriguing to me is that the satellite radio company is planning even more integration with Apple products.


Earlier this year, Sirius XM released an iPhone app that allows iPod Touch and iPhone users to listen to satellite broadcasts on their respective devices. It allows anyone with a subscription to access the broadcasts as long as they have a cell or wifi signal.

Now the news is a dock type device that the iPhone or iPod can sit in and receive the broadcast via a satellite antenna virtually turning it into a satellite radio. Think of a small boom box type radio with speakers etc.

I suppose with external speakers and an A/C connection you could do this now, but the idea that Sirius XM is this willing to work with Apple is interesting to say the least. Now if the rumor only comes true...

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