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Steve Jobs says no Bluetooth iPod…for now

Peter Rojas
September 20, 2005
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We know we're not the only ones who have been quietly clamoring for a Bluetooth-enabled iPod, but it looks like we're going to have to keep dreaming — in yet another statement to the press at the big Apple Expo in Paris today, Steve Jobs trashed the idea of a Bluetooth iPod, saying that,

The problem with Bluetooth headphones is that it's not just recharging your iPod, you have to recharge your headphones too. People hate it. There are quality issues - the bandwidth isn't high enough, and even if it does get there some day, people don't want to recharge their headphones.

He's dead wrong about the bandwidth issues — Bluetooth 2.0 most definitely has the necessary bandwidth for crystal clear stereo audio, but we'll concede that having yet another gadget to charge can be annoying, even though hundreds of thousands of people who use Bluetooth wireless headsets with their cellphones every day have somehow managed to get over that issue. Anyway, you know how Steve is, once he's made up his mind about something that's it….until he announces at Macworld that he's changed his mind.

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