Rumor: Control iTunes Using iPhone or iPod Touch App

Posted Jun 27, 2008

One of the latest rumors regarding Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is that the company will be introducing a free Application that will enhance the iPhone or iPod Touch experience.  Essentially the application will allow your iPhone or iPod Touch to act as a remote control for the iTunes player on your Mac or PC.

The speculation about the rumor came about when Apple pre-released a version of iTunes 7.7 for developers.  In the Readme file that came with the software, part of the statement read the following:

“Use iTunes 7.7 to sync music, video, and more with iPhone 3G, and download applications from the iTunes Store exclusively designed for iPhone and iPod touch with software version 2.0 or later. Also use the new Remote application for iPhone or iPod touch to control iTunes playback from anywhere in your home — a free download from the App Store.

The application will most likely work over a Wi-Fi connection network.  What makes this rumor even more plausible is that Apple filed for a patent that would allow a portable media player to act as a remote.

[Source: MacRumors]