Six Airlines Agree to iPod Connection
Apple announced today that it has closed deals with six airlines, including Continental, Delta and United to integrate iPods into their in-flight entertainment systems.
Under the new deal, users will be able to charge their iPods while listening and to view video stored on their devices on the airliner’s built in video screens.
Also making waves today is Microsoft’s new Zune video/music player. The blogosphere is all aquiver over it, but the world at large seems unimpressed thus far. There were two cute girls behind me in line at the coffee shop today reading the front page of the business section and going, “Zune? What the heck is a Zune?” When I turned around and told them, they both swore loyalty to their iPods.
That will probably serve them well if they’re traveling on business (or for pleasure) early next year.