Monday, April 18, 2005

Will the Sony boombox be AAC-compatible?

Seems like there’s a lot of split opinions on this, but this post on TUAW states that the Sony NAS-CZ1 will support the Apple iTunes DRM scheme.  If this actually happens, it will be the first non-Apple produced piece of hardware that supports the protocol (unless the iTunes phone by Motorola gets released sometime).  Here’s the picture from the TUAW post:

Does this begin to signal a shift by Apple to opening up its DRM standard?  We’ll see what happens, but don’t expect to see AAC compatibility in Windows Media Player anytime soon.

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