Tuesday, October 25, 2005

New iPods Make Some Add-ons Yesterday's Hits

ZDNet reports that the cottage industry spawned by the iPod has hit a speed bump with some existing iPod accessories now being incompatible with the newest players. Obviously, for folks upgrading from older models this could be an inconvenience. Current Analysis analyst Sam Bhavnani said "The benefits of what they are offering far outweighs the negative of potentially having to buy a new iTrip," he said.

On the topic of Apple's new Made for iPod program, which will require acccessory makers to pay Apple a fee, Bhavnani thought this might impove communications. He said, "Apple may be more up front with them then they have in the past about the road maps. Instead of letting them know right around the launch, maybe they will give them a little more lead time."