Microsoft's new Zune player is suppose to have community features. Not very unlike what I had described in my Blog, "The Next iPod", on July 23, 2005.

Here is what I imagine the future can be if Apple implements what I suggested above.

  1. Your friend who wants to know what you're listening to on your iPod or wants to share the music you have on your iPod. Will simply turn on the wireless connection s/he has on his own iPod, then using the built in "Bonjour" feature like that in iTunes, your friend will be able to locate your iPod and see the set of playlists you publish for others to view. S/he will be able either listen to the song you're listening to or just choose among the songs you have published in the form of Playlists.
  2. With built in Bluetooth enabled on your iPod, your friend whom you want to share your headphone with, will just have to pair his/her bluetooth headset to your iPod and s/he will be able to listen to the song or audio track you're listening to.

Where I layed out a very similar social community feature that Apple should add to their MP3 player. Is Microsoft reading my Blog?

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