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Will Airlines Allow Integrated iPod Service?


Just when I thought I couldn't find a person on earth without the token white iPod headphones stuffed in their ears, iPods have taken to the skies too. Apple has announced it will team up with a handful of international airlines and integrate iPods into their in-flight entertainment systems. Macworld magazine reports that Continental, Delta, Emirates and United are among a fleet of airlines that will soon offer iPod seat connections to charge and power iPods during flights. The airlines will also allow fliers to watch the videos that are stored on their iPods on the mini airplane back-of-the-seat monitors. For more about this, read more

The news isn't all happy tunes though. Apparently Air France and KLM have disputed Apple's announcement and claim it's too early to confirm any details regarding an agreement.

As someone who has jumped on a plane or two only to realize my iPod battery was painfully low, I see this announcement as a really exciting thing. I do however, wonder if airlines will consider making the system compatible with other MP3 and video players.

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