More evidence that Apple is indeed releasing a FireWire/USB breakout box.
Earlier we speculated along with many others that Apple
is developing a FireWire audio interface for GarageBand codenamed "Asteroid" or "Q97". The breakout box will
include multiple audio inputs, including two XLR microphone inputs. And now suddenly we're reminded that a little while
ago Apple bought a company called eMagic which makes a sub-$200 breakout box for Macs and PCs. Exactly.