Apple in Talks with Sirius to Develop SatPod

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Date: Friday, December 10th, 2004, 10:26
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XM Radio MyFiWhen XM Satellite Radio launched the MyFi (pictured at right) on October 28, 2004 it was hailed as the world’s first portable satellite radio. As soon as MyFi was announced I got to thinking about when the second portable satellite radio was going to arrive.
A source close to the PowerPage informed me last night that Apple has been meeting with Sirius Satellite Radio, the competitor to XM that recently signed Howard Stern, and that the pair is rumored to be developing a portable Sirius Satellite radio that could arrive in Apple’s signature iPod form factor.
Although unconfirmed, it stands to reason that Sirius would develop a portable satellite radio receiver to keep up with XM. What better way to compete than to partner with the company that owns the most successful piece of consumer electronics in the past five years? Timing is unknown, but the PowerPage consensus is that the Sirius iPod would not arrive in January, but instead sometime in the spring or summer of 2005.
Say hello to SatPod.


XM Radio MyFiWhen XM Satellite Radio launched the MyFi (pictured at right) on October 28, 2004 it was hailed as the world’s first portable satellite radio. As soon as MyFi was announced I got to thinking about when the second portable satellite radio was going to arrive.
A source close to the PowerPage informed me last night that Apple has been meeting with Sirius Satellite Radio, the competitor to XM that recently signed Howard Stern, and that the pair is rumored to be developing a portable Sirius Satellite radio that could arrive in Apple’s signature iPod form factor.
Although unconfirmed, it stands to reason that Sirius would develop a portable satellite radio receiver to keep up with XM. What better way to compete than to partner with the company that owns the most successful piece of consumer electronics in the past five years? Timing is unknown, but the PowerPage consensus is that the Sirius iPod would not arrive in January, but instead sometime in the spring or summer of 2005.
Say hello to SatPod.

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