Apple to integrate Bluetooth into its iPods?

Posted on Monday, November 06 2006 @ 0:02 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Forbes writes Apple may equip its next iPods with Bluetooth connectivity:
Bluetooth chips, too sluggish and short-range for high-speed data (where Wi-Fi rules), are ideal for phone calls and tunes because they drain the battery far more slowly than Wi-Fi. Samsung's gizmo can play music to a wireless headset for up to 30 hours before needing a charge.

Neither CSR nor Apple will comment on plans for a wireless iPod. Apple turned down CSR's last two generations of Bluetooth chips, but the next is smaller, cheaper and twice as fast. Just what Jobs could be looking for.

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