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Did Apple Buy the Maker of iMuffs?

It started out as a company dedicated to the desktop computer market. Now, Apple is selling software, MP3s players, phones, laptops, mice, keyboards, companion boxes for TVs, and a whole bunch more. Apparently, the company could be about to add Bluetooth headsets to the list.

Speaking to 9to5 Mac, an anonymous source said that Apple recently acquired a small Bluetooth wireless headphone designer. Considering Wi-Gear, which specialized in products for iOS devices, like iPods and iPhones, is now out of business, people are beginning to speculate that it was snapped up by Apple. Wi-Gear made its money selling A2DP stereo headphones called iMuffs and a Bluetooth 2.0 adapter for older iPhones and iPods without support for Bluetooth 2.0.

Now, that on its own isn't enough to add up to an Apple acquisition; after all, small companies go out of business all the time. However, a quick look at LinkedIn shows that co-founder of Wi-Gear, Michael Kim, now lists "iOS Bluetooth Engineer at Apple" as his current position.

So, how 'bout it? Can we interest you in some iMuffs?

Read the full story here.

Source: 9to5Mac

  • Tomtompiper
    First iPad's and now iMuff's can Apple get any more double entendre's into their portfolio?
  • impulsefire911
    apple.. oh apple...
    i remember when your hardware wasnt overpriced, your computers not weak, your technology not painted white and actually revolutionary...
    o wait. :/
  • jomofro39
    They can buy any company, throw an apple on it, paint it white and sell it for 3X the actual (previous company's MSRP) cost. I wish I had Mida's "white" touch.
  • thechief73
    I for one, can not wait until this whole i thing is gets old and falls into the depths of meaningless unimportant memories and history.
  • Burodsx
    So, how 'bout it? Can we interest you in some iMuffs?

    I think I'll go with iPass (aka No Thanks)
  • Hardware wasn't overpriced ? When was that, I missed something somewhere over the last 29 years ... Kudos still for being able to sell it ! And now leave me alone you all, I'm gonna unpack my brand new Apple TV2, just wish 4.2 was already out...
  • nottheking
    Ah, social networking sites... How else would we get people to consistently and blithely blurt out what are supposed to be deep company secrets? Knowing Apple such an acquisition would be under NDA after NDA... But oops, gotta update my LinkedIn!

    impulsefire911your technology not painted white and actually revolutionary...o wait.Oh, you mean like back in 1984?

    ...Except, of course, that Apple never did beat IBM... Rather, IBM undid themselves with possibly some of the worst decisions ever on earning acceptance for their PS/2. Now that was a REAL revolutionary machine... No one bought it, but everyone copied it. Case-in-point: it introduced a bunch of stuff still seen a lot today, such as the standard keyboard/mouse ports we use today, distinct memory module slots, old 1.44MB 3.5" floppy disks, the 15-pin D-sub "VGA" plug, and the VGA standard itself. I don't think we ever saw anything that revolutionary out of Apple, be it in the 1980s, 1990s, or today.
  • RipperjackAU
    Will you be bluff'in with your iMuff'in?
  • computerlame
    That reminds me of MadTV and all the iMerchandise
  • Pyroflea
    I think it's safe to say I wasn't the only one disappointed by what iMuffs turned out to be.