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By Dennis Lloyd

Publisher, iLounge
Published: Monday, October 27, 2003
News Categories: iPod Accessories

A reader has informed us of an Apple iPod presentation on the Apple Sales Web website (members only). Of interest, is a slide depicting a photo of an iPod with an illustrated LCD remote, radio tuner and microphone. Two of the four accessories listed in the slide are shipping - the microphone and photo card reader by Belkin. And Griffin Technology has already announced an FM tuner for iPod. This information leads us to believe that one day there may be an LCD remote released as well. One can only hope. iLounge has verified the Apple iPod presentation for authenticity and concludes it is not a fake.


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On the remote you can make out what seems to be an ir window. hmmmmmm…......................

Posted by BigBurger on October 27, 2003 at 12:49 PM (PDT)


Two words: Battery Life

40 GB iPod owner grin

Posted by Slaughter on October 27, 2003 at 1:12 PM (PDT)


Remember that just because these accessories could potentially be made to work, does not mean they make sense from an economical poit of view. Bluetooth-connected devices, LCD remotes, etc, are very costly to produce and would probably only sell in low numbers for a high price.

Posted by Bademeister on October 27, 2003 at 1:22 PM (PDT)


OK..I am ready for a 4g Ipod with all that neat stuff,..

Posted by bababooey on October 27, 2003 at 2:21 PM (PDT)


um inuyasha thats the whole point of a remote control. a small replica of the part itself. such as a car stereo. it should have the same controls but with the ease of being a couple feet away. think before you drink n|gga.

Posted by Jaguares in Bay Area, Ca on October 27, 2003 at 4:20 PM (PDT)


When can I plug My ISite into my Ipod and use it as a camcorder?

Posted by Jim Mooney on October 27, 2003 at 4:43 PM (PDT)


anyone else notice that if the fm receiver was plugged in, there would be no where to plug your headphones?

Posted by .geoff. on October 27, 2003 at 5:05 PM (PDT)


If they make a LCD remote I’d buy a second iPod and that remote instantly.

Posted by psm0110 on October 27, 2003 at 5:24 PM (PDT)


“Remember that just because these accessories could potentially be made to work, does not mean they make sense from an economical poit of view. Bluetooth-connected devices, LCD remotes, etc, are very costly to produce and would probably only sell in low numbers for a high price.”

I believe Creative made an LCD remote for the Jukebox and it was backordered for weeks despite its high price.

Posted by MadDog5145 on October 27, 2003 at 5:34 PM (PDT)


the ipod already has the size of a remote….a lcd remote ...stupid!
why not having a airport-wifi adapter to the ipod and an wifi receiver on the stereo, and here is your remote.

Posted by frederic bonn in NYC on October 27, 2003 at 7:07 PM (PDT)


Just give me a regular LCD remote that I can use to see whats playing without pulling the whole ‘Pod out of my pocekt. Save the Bluetooth, IR and woreless in general,

Posted by SpideyPod on October 27, 2003 at 7:23 PM (PDT)


Despite what many other people are saying, I think that the LCD remote would be a great idea. Though it may be half the size of the iPod itself, it allows you to keep the iPod in some pocket with headphones on, and you could have this remote on your hand, with no wires attached. This is the ultimate in convinence, where you can adjust everything on the iPod without even moving a single wire.

However, IF this was a wired remote, then it would indeed lose all its purpose.

Posted by Sraphim on October 27, 2003 at 7:25 PM (PDT)


oh please let it be so
oh please let it be for the 3g
oh please let it be soon

an FM tuner is a requirement when I am holiday in another countrt..hate to have to lug along a separate radio.

I luv the convenience of the bare bones remote now..LCD would put it over the topt

Posted by podized on October 27, 2003 at 8:13 PM (PDT)


like stated in the post the fm transmitter had been released toay by griffen. it looks NOTHING like the one in that picture. also, and I quote

“The iFM only works with the original iPods with the FireWire port on top. No iFM radio for the new dockable iPods has been announced at this time.”

Posted by zeve on October 27, 2003 at 8:13 PM (PDT)


How does a wired remote lose all its purpose? Why does something have to be drastically different or wireless to have a purpose?

The request for a LCD remote grew out of peoples displeasure with the existing implementation of the remote that ships with the current and past iPod models. For many it does not provide a suitable amount of functionality because it does not have a LCD that displays current song info, rating, volume level, time remaining on song, etc….

Many have pointed to the Sony MD WIRED LCD remote as the kind of upgrade to the current remote they would like to see.

Not to say a Bluetooth, IR or any kind of wireless remote would not be useful. For many I am sure it would be. But there currently is a wireless remote available for the iPod put out by a third party vendor. Yet the wired LCD “MD-like” remote that many iPod users have asked for since the days of the initial 1st/2nd Gen release has yet to be developed.

It may not have a use for you but doesn’t mean it doesnt have a use for others.

Posted by SpideyPod on October 27, 2003 at 8:17 PM (PDT)


Shouldn’t the FM Tuner have a ‘remote’ connection? All i see in the picture is a standard headphone plug *sigh*

/me keeps praying

Posted by noname in Ottawa on October 27, 2003 at 8:31 PM (PDT)




AND AN iEYE, a camera lens that records on the fly.


Posted by ofuro on October 28, 2003 at 2:56 AM (PDT)


Who said “save the bluetooth”? Are you kidding? Lets see, a remote that doesn’t rely on wires, or even having the ipod visible to the user… hmm… sound like a GREAT idea to me. I could use it to control the ipod when its docked to my stereo or even when it sitting at the bottom of my book bag. Come on, lets continue to open the doors of technology

Posted by derek on October 28, 2003 at 6:55 AM (PDT)


No, no, no. We want an UNCOMPRESSED stereo recording option. Much like Creative’s Jukebox, which records uncompressed .WAV files… I still think it a mere baby step (and weak-arse at that) to only now offer super compressed mono recording. I mean c’mon people, does ANYONE have a need/desire for a 40G dictaphone?? Puh-lease…

Posted by lazyrighteye on October 28, 2003 at 7:44 AM (PDT)


to people talking about a blutetooth gota think serious, you can never fit a bluetooth device in something small enough to be classed as a remote, bear in mind it’ll need to be self powered, so that adds more bulk to it, it just wont happen, and i dont think it really needs to either

Posted by silver_haze20 on October 28, 2003 at 10:58 AM (PDT)

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