There’s nothing new in the ability of iPods to transmit programming to FM radio – add-on’s such as Griffin’s iTrip have been around for a while to facilitate this.
But here’s what’s new: There’s a buzz out there that Apple is planning to build this capability INTO the iPods. That means EVERY new iPod will become a transmitter – and THAT will increase the use of this capability many-fold.
“The end result will be that your stored iTunes on your iPod will not only play on these in-vehicle stereos, but also present corresponding data such as the artist’s name, iTune(s) title and so forth on the RDS stereo’s mini display,” a blogger at Macsimum News wrote.
Your competition is about to expand by one every time an iPod is sold.