We Want: "WhisperSync" for iPhone and iTunes
With Apple's September 9, "It's only rock and roll, but we like it" event fast approaching, and its promises of new iTunes 9 social media and app management features, here's something else, just like @sethclifford, we'd love to see added to the list: "WhisperSync". More specifically, for MobileMe to do a little over-the-air syncing of our location in a podcast, audiobook, or lengthy video so we can switch between the iPhone, iPod touch, or iTunes and always be at the same location in our media, regardless of where we continue listening or watching.
We can do this now, of course, but it requires a tethered USB sync between our iPhone and/or iPod touch and our computer. Amazon's Kindle, however, does this transparently and automagically over the air using WhisperSync, and yes, we want Apple to iClone it. (Well, we don't care about the likely-trademarked name, we just want the tech!)
So, next time we finish our run and hit pause on our iPhone's player, we can wash off, grab a tasty beverage, flop down into the couch, and keep listening right from our Apple TV.
How about it, Apple?
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