iTunes controller on your iPhone?

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iControl Strings width=According to the latest iPhone firmware release, Apple is currently working on an iTunes controller for your iPhone called, you guessed it, iControl. This application would allow you to wirelessly browse your iTunes library from a local source and stream your music and other content. This information came from a group of strings in the latest beta release of the new iPhone software and could be one of the apps Apple will be releasing themselves when the SDK comes out. If you’ll remember, back in July, Apple applied for a patent for this sort of thing. That patent stated:

A portable multimedia player (such as the iPod. manufactured by Apple Computer, Inc. of Cupertino, Calif.) is used to wirelessly access and control a media server (such as a personal computer running iTunes software) that is streaming digital media by way of a wireless interface to a media unit (such as a stereo/speakers in the case of streaming digital audio).

This all sounds pretty cool to me and would be another great addition to the phone. However, it leaves me wondering whether or not, like above, other iPods will get the same functionality. It may be kind of hard at this point considering all iPods (besides the Touch) have yet to receive some sort of wifi connectivity. Could this be a sneak peak of things to come?

Via [TUAW]

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