Apple's iPod Made Easier to Use in the Air15 Nov, 2006 By: Jessica Wolf
Apple has joined with six airlines to make iPod use during flights more convenient.
Apple has teamed up with Air France, Continental, Delta, Emirates, KLM and United to deliver the first seamless integration between iPod and in-flight entertainment systems.
Starting in mid-2007 the partner airlines will begin offering passengers a place to plug in the portable devices for power and charging. iPod users will also be able to view any video content stored on their iPod via the video screen on the seat in front of them.
“There is no better traveling companion than an iPod, and now travelers can power their iPod and watch their iPod movies and TV shows on seat back displays,” said Greg Joswiak, Apple VP of worldwide iPod Product Marketing.
Apple is also working with Panasonic Avionics Corporation to bring more airlines on board for in-flight iPod connectivity, according to the company.