CUPERTINO, California–November 14, 2006–Apple¬Æ today announced it is teaming up with Air France, Continental, Delta, Emirates, KLM and United to deliver the first seamless integration between iPod¬Æ and in-flight entertainment systems. These six airlines will begin offering their passengers iPod seat connections which power and charge their iPods during flight and allow the video content on their iPods to be viewed on the their seat back displays.
Wow. This will be a fabulous thing for international flights. I’m very enthusiastic about this development, enough that I’m able to squelch my queasiness with the fact that the announcement later refers to “the iPod ecosystem,” and in an approving tone, at that.