Apple’s new toy: Portable music


Author: JT Smith

Wired News: “The device — called the iPod — can be synched with the computer using a high-speed cable connection that allows consumers to download
their music into a portable system, which can then be accessed by either a car or home stereo system. Apple has been developing a wireless network that the company has been integrating with all of its new products.
Conceivably, the new digital device will have access to that network.

Developed with Lucent Technologies, the AirPort system can connect an Apple’s iBook entertainment system with its Power
Mac G4 from 150 feet away. Users can then download — or swap — music files from anywhere in their house.”