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10-29-2009, 12:35 PM #1
Patent Applications Reveal Apple's Product Plans
If a host of new patent applications discovered are any indication, Apple is preparing to get even more creative than usual with future product offerings. According to Apple Insider, one such potential product is a headset with an integrated MP3 player.
Apple's concept for a new MP3 player would combine a Bluetooth headset for use with a cell phone, but include a separate, standalone MP3 player. Such an idea, the company's patent application reads, would save battery life on the cell phone and have media played exclusively through the headset.
"When used with mobile telephones, such headsets are frequently worn continually by their users, even when not engaged in telephone calls, because it is too inconvenient to have to reinsert the headset in one's ear each time a call comes in, while the phone is ringing and before the caller gives up and disconnects," the application reads. "Therefore, such headsets may be idle most of the time that they are being worn."
Nonetheless, just knowing that Apple is tinkering with such technology is sufficient to illustrate that, if nothing more, a more advanced Bluetooth headset for the iPhone and iPod touch could result from this endeavor. Still, it seems like Apple wants to turn over the apple cart - no put intended - by adding more versatility to its product line. And if this headset ultimately manifests in the outlined permutation, Apple will certainly succeed in that endeavor.
Recording also plays a part in the described device. The wireless headset would be able to record all or part of a conversation that takes place when the hardware is used with an external cell phone or landline. In addition, voicemail messages on the phone could be transferred to the headset for playback when not connected.
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10-29-2009, 12:43 PM #2
Cool. But this really look SOOOOOO F***ing S*iT!!!!! LOLLLLLLLL
10-29-2009, 12:50 PM #3
I was wondering why they were taking so long to allow full stereo Bluetooth functionality to the iPhone/iPod...looks like they are trying to make their own so we can't use our own...Boooo, if that's the case!
10-29-2009, 01:01 PM #4
it looks kinda uncomfortable.. also you buy the iphone/ipod so you can store your music and stuff, but with this having the availability to also store and works as mp3 player ??? doesn't make sence to me. Also I think everyone that get this will be wearing it all the time like a normal bluetooth, but listening to music when not on a phone call (as mentioned above) but they will even use it when driving, ridding bike, etc, not being able to listen to whats going on around you.. kinda dengerous
10-29-2009, 01:12 PM #5
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10-29-2009, 01:25 PM #6
ive been looking for something like this forever! i would def buy it
10-29-2009, 02:14 PM #7
this would be amazing! definitely a good product for apple.
hopefully they have good headphones built in though and not their regular ones
10-29-2009, 02:17 PM #8
all i want really is a cheap pair of wireless earbud headphones and ill be happy
10-29-2009, 03:00 PM #9
it looked like a stereo bluetooth headset to me hathere is no cure for this sickness
10-29-2009, 03:27 PM #10
Don't even know if this will be allowed in California because we're suppose to be hands free BUT you need to have one ear free as well. Something about being able to hear whats going on in the world while you drive, i.e. sirens, honking, etc...
10-29-2009, 07:56 PM #11
That thing make you look like an old lady with trouble hearing.
10-29-2009, 11:41 PM #12
10-30-2009, 06:44 AM #13
O boy finally a Stereo Bluetooth Headset by ape that looks perfect for me. I love how it can be a standard Bluetooth headset and then transform into stereo lol Now can they give us a clue as to how much this is going to cost and how long do we have to wait? I can only imagine if there last POS headset cost $100 I bet they'll double it for this one.
10-30-2009, 07:30 AM #14
If you can load music on it from your device on the go, consider me sold. Otherwise, I don't look forward to managing ANOTHER synced library and wasting space storing duplicated content.
10-30-2009, 07:55 AM #15
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WOW! a Bluetooth stereo headset that can make and answer calls, and play music simultaneously amazing. Oh wait i already have one and it works superbly. Even synched with my ipod, and iphone at the same time and negotiates connections between the two so when my phone rings it pauses the music on the ipod and i can talk, then when i hang up it resumes playback. Why do i need the built in memory and that xtra thing hanging on one side, when i have over 46 GB of memory and a nice sleek light weight headset? I guess i don't. BTW my headset is a Motorola S9 for anyone curious.
10-30-2009, 08:21 AM #16
10-30-2009, 09:01 AM #17
I once prayed to God for an iPhone, but quickly found out He didn't work that way...so I stole an iPhone and prayed for His forgiveness.
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10-30-2009, 10:02 AM #18
this idea has some potential but it would moving away from the integration the iphone brought to the marketThis is getting a lil' ridiculous...
10-30-2009, 10:10 AM #19
"To unpathed waters, undreamed shores." -- William Shakespeare
10-30-2009, 10:18 AM #20
That looks so cool, i would love to see the final product