It is often said that there is a little truth in every rumor. Well, in this case, it’s all true, as SIRIUS XM (SIRI) has just finally debuted the long rumored satellite radio dock for the Apple iPhone and iPod Touch. Aptly name the XM SkyDock, this special peripheral device relies on OS 3’s support for third-party hardware to transform Apple handsets into complete satellite radios.
As far as connections go, all that is required is snapping the Iphone/iPod into the SkyDock, which in turn is plugged into the car’s power adapter. The Sirius/XM iPhone application then takes over and allows control of the XM tuner using the capabilities of the iPod Touch or iPhone Multi-Touch user interface. The SkyDock will also charge these devices while streaming live satellite radio.