updated 09:20 am EDT, Thu August 9, 2007
Xdock Coming for iPhone
Creative should soon be producing its first iPhone-specific accessory, according to hints the company's American chief Craig McHugh provided during the company's latest quarterly results call. The company only recently began producing its first iPod-specific accessories but is reportedly developing a version of its Xdock that would be fully compatible with the iPhone, allowing it to pipe audio to a stereo or to wireless receivers. It was unclear whether the update would be a genuinely new design or an updated version of today's model that would be certified to work with the Apple cellphone without causing interference or requiring that the handset switches to airplane mode.
If proven to be real, the new Xdock would be officially unveiled in time for the IFA expo in Berlin, which begins in late August. Actual ship dates are unknown, but the accessory would likely be available shortly afterwards and may be available at retail only through official Apple stores. Other accessories are said to be forthcoming but have not been revealed.