Apple is working with Air France, Continental, Delta, Emirates, KLM and United to deliver the first seamless integration between iPod and in-flight entertainment systems.
The company announced its move today, adding that the six airlines will begin offering their passengers iPod seat connections which power and charge their iPods during their flight - and also allow video content on their iPods to be viewed on the their seat-back displays.
“There is no better travelling companion than an iPod, and now travellers can power their iPods during flight and even watch their iPod movies and TV shows on their seat back displays,” said Greg Joswiak, Apple’s vice president of worldwide iPod product marketing.
In-flight iPod connectivity will be available to Air France, Continental, Delta, Emirates, KLM and United passengers beginning in mid-2007.
Apple also said that the company is working with Panasonic Avionics Corporation to introduce iPod connectivity to more airlines in the future.