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Apple building iTunes controller for iPhone, iPod touch?

Following an inspection of code found in the latest build of the iPhone 2.0 beta firmware, Apple appears to be working on a new mobile iTunes management application, possibly called “Remote,” for the iPhone and iPod touch. Based on the code and information allegedly provided by a developer to TUAW, the application would allow the devices to connect wirelessly to, and play videos, podcasts, and music from local iTunes libraries. Screenshots taken of the program and its internal code (Translated Link) show that the program may have been developed under the name “MobileRemote,” matching the internal names of other iPhone and iPod touch applications, such as “MobileMail,” “MobileSafari,” and “MobileAddressBook.”

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WooHoo!  Portable Apple TV.

Posted by Galley on April 28, 2008 at 9:53 AM (CDT)


I agree, the ability to stream content to an iPhone would be great.  I know this would only be practical when you are at your home wifi network, but it would alleviate the need to sync your device just add something new, and also free up space on the device as well.  Also I am sure there is someone out there that would figure out a way to stream content when you are at a location that wants to show off some free music/video….like a Starbucks.

Posted by TosaDeac on April 28, 2008 at 2:30 PM (CDT)


Maybe this is simply hinting at an app (ala Front Row) to control iTunes remotely from the phone/touch rather than streaming content to the phone/touch itself? Seems like the latter application would drain the battery quite swiftly, no?

Posted by laz on April 28, 2008 at 3:43 PM (CDT)

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