WHY Myrt finally bought an iPod
DearREADERS & LISTENERS,
Eight hours ago, the Apple Corporation, makers of the iPod, reported a major
Teams Up With Air France, Continental, Delta, Emirates, KLM & United
to Deliver iPod Integration
CUPERTINO, California-November 14, 2006-AppleR today announced it is
teaming up with Air France, Continental, Delta, Emirates, KLM and United
to deliver the first seamless integration between iPodR and in-flight
entertainment systems. These six airlines will begin offering their
passengers iPod seat connections which power and charge their iPods during
flight and allow the video content on their iPods to be viewed on the seat
"There is no better traveling companion than an iPod, and now travelers
can power their iPods during flight and even watch their iPod movies and
TV shows on their seat back displays," said Greg Joswiak, Apple's vice
president of Worldwide iPod Product Marketing. "We're excited to work with
Air France, Continental, Delta, Emirates, KLM and United to offer iPod
users an even better in-flight experience."
In-flight iPod connectivity will be available to Air France, Continental,
Delta, Emirates, KLM and United passengers beginning in mid 2007.
Additionally, Apple is working with Panasonic Avionics Corporation to
bring even more leading airlines in-flight iPod connectivity in the
The iPod ecosystem continues to flourish with more than 3,000 accessories
made specifically for iPod that range from fashionable cases to speaker
systems, and more than 70 percent of 2007-model US automobiles
currently offer iPod connectivity.
iPod and iTunesR are leading the digital music revolution, providing the
best way to listen to music on the go, at home, in the car and now on an
airplane. With nearly 70 million iPods sold, the iPod is the world's most
popular digital music and portable video player and the iTunes Store is
the number one online music store with over 1.5 billion songs purchased
and downloaded worldwide. The iTunes Store (www.itunes.com)
features over 3.5 million songs, 65,000 podcasts, 20,000 audiobooks, 5,000
music videos, 250 television shows and over 100 movies from Walt Disney
Pictures, Pixar, Touchstone Pictures and Miramax Films.
Apple ignited the personal computer revolution in the 1970s with the Apple
II and reinvented the personal computer in the 1980s with the Macintosh.
Today, Apple continues to lead the industry in innovation with its
award-winning desktop and notebook computers, OS X operating system, and
iLife and professional applications. Apple is also spearheading the
digital music revolution with its iPod portable music players and iTunes
SO, DearREADERS, OL' MYRT HAS FINALLY JUMPED INTO
THE 21ST CENTURY. I just placed my order for an 80GB iPod (capable of playing
audio and video content). I ordered through my favorite online retailer
Amazon.com, with promises that I'll receive the unit in 3-5 business days.
You know I love producing podcasts, popularly known as DearMYRTLE's FAMILY
HISTORY HOUR, which was the first of a wide variety of genealogy and history
genealogy podcasts. I've been listening to everything on my personal computer, and can now see that podcasts have become a mainstream
method for exchange of audio files. The reason I purchased the 80BG VIDEO iPod,
is that I expect producers of genealogy video clips to make them available for
download and personal viewing before too long. Wouldn't it be great if Roots
Television charged .99 cents for a genealogy video track like iTunes does for a
Since June, Ol' Myrt here has researched what to do now that her Sony CD player
no longer works. Finally it dawned on me that I can merely transfer my classical
music CDs to digital format, transferring them to my iPod when it gets here.
Then I can plug my iPod into my car stereo system, or dock it on an iPod speaker
system at home. I don't particularly plan to walk around with ear buds (iPod
talk for those teensy-tiny earphones). It is nice to note that amid the shuffle
of my favorite classical music, I can listen to the latest Dick Eastman or
Genealogy Guys podcast.
Happy family tree climbing!
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