So imagine that you’re coming home from work with your iPod and you’re listening to a song. Let’s say that you’re listening to Don’t be Light by Air, because it’s an extremely good song. Now let’s imagine that your iPod has bluetooth capabilities (or something similar) and that you’ve already paired it with your home computer (that – of course – you have hooked up to your stereo).
Now for the vast majority of people, everything that’s on their iPod is also on their computer. And by that I don’t just mean the songs themselves, but also any of the potential playlists they might be listening to. So here’s my thing. You’re coming up to your front door, you pull the iPod from your pocket, you do the spinning thing until your menu is pointing to sync and then as you are about to enter your house your local copy of iTunes powers up, selects the same song that you’re currently listening to, skips forward to the same moment in the track and fades the volume up (at the same time as your iPod gradually fades the volume down) so you can seemlessly remove your headphones without spoiling your auditory experience. Wouldn’t that be neat?!
Extending it still further, using the same sync option, you could turn the whole iPod into a local remote control. But that’s probably less interesting. Well, less interesting to me, anyway.