Rumor Mill: September event, iTunes streaming

Rumor Mill: September event, iTunes streaming

Summary: It's Friday, which means that it's time to round up the current crop of Apple rumors making the rounds.September MacBook Updates – Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster published a research note speculating that Apple will hold a special event in early September to announce new iPods and MacBooks.

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It's Friday, which means that it's time to round up the current crop of Apple rumors making the rounds.

September MacBook Updates – Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster published a research note speculating that Apple will hold a special event in early September to announce new iPods and MacBooks. Apple has held similar September events in Cupertino in 2006 and 2007 and their recent memo to resellers to stock up with iPods for four weeks seems to support the theory. Previous rumors suggest that the new MacBook will be clad in aluminum.

Streaming iTunes Libraries on iPhone – This one is probably my favorite rumor of the week because it effectively gives the iPhone an unlimited music capacity. According to an Apple patent application it works by streaming music from a desktop computer's iTunes library to the iPhone. Think of it as the Remote application but instead of just being able to control the music on another computer's iTunes library you can also listen to it. Obviously you'd have to be have permissions and firewalls appropriately configured but imagine streaming your iTunes library over 3G wherever you are. (Tip: AI)

It's kind of quiet on the rumor front in advance of the September event. What else have you heard?

Topics: iPhone, Apple, Hardware, Laptops, Mobility

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  • Yet another Apple invention!!

    [i]imagine streaming your iTunes library over 3G wherever you are.[/i]

    Yes, imagine that one could do this! Oh, wait, I don't have to imagine that at all since I have this today with SqueezeCenter.

    [i]According to an Apple patent application it works by streaming music from a desktop computer?s iTunes library to the iPhone.[/i]

    I'd [b]love[/b] to see the wording of that patent since, like I said, this has been done [b]many[/b] times before. Oh, I forgot, until Apple copies someone else, it doesn't exist. Carry on then!
    NonZealot
  • Has anybody heard of Rhapsody?

    Apple is finally catching on.
    Why go thru all of the 'tedium' of manipulating mp3, when you can just stream play a song on demand?

    Get Real.
    Get Real Rhapsody.
    D T Schmitz
  • "Haven't they ever heard of..."

    Why bother going to the trouble of looking up a patent (or the previous stories that reported on it) when you can rip on it in ignorance?

    It's probably titled something like this:

    "A Method to do Something Geek Boys/Girls Are Going to Claim They've Been Able to do for Years, But Without Needing to be a Pasty-Faced Nerd Living in Your Parents' Basement Who Thinks Recompiling Linux Kernels is the Most Enjoyable Way to Spend a Saturday Night."

    It's not about what it does, it's about how to make it easy enough that it can be successfully sold to a broader audience than geeks, 'cos there are more non-geeks out there by more than an order of magnitude.
    Lun_Esex
  • iBook?

    Those things are still being updated?
    russguill
  • Don't know why I bother with this place

    There are too many idiots here.
    Laraine Anne Barker