There is a prototype of a carbon fiber iPod that is supposed to be able to sync your songs and other media wirelessly, so says the rumor reported at Cult of Mac. The evidence suggests there is something going on with carbon fiber at Apple, but does it have to do with wireless iPod syncing? Consider the following:
- 9-to-5 Mac reported that Apple hired a new Senior Composites Engineer named Kevin Kenney who worked with carbon fiber as President and CEO of Kestral Bicycles before joining Apple.
- Apple applied for a patent in 2009 with Kenney’s name on it related to the use of carbon fiber “housing for an electronic device”
- Cult of Mac claims that Apple has been testing Wi-Fi syncing for two years but needed to solve issues with the case design hampering signal strength according to an unnamed source
Clearly Apple is working on something related to using carbon fiber in their devices.
The Cult of Mac source says that Apple is struggling with things like signal strength/reliability related to case design and with battery life in wireless syncing of iPods. The report quotes a source which says: