San Diego - FLO TV missed its target date for shipping a first-of-its-kind accessory that would add FLO TV tuning to an iPhone and iPod Touch, but the company insisted the product is not far away.
FLO TV will launch the Mophie-made accessory "as part of a larger Apple strategy in the next several months," a spokesperson told TWICE.
Originally, the company planned shipments sometime in the first half; then
in late March, it said the device would ship within four to six weeks.
The device, called Juice Pack TV, adds subscription-based FLO TV tuning to an iPhone and iPod Touch equipped with a free FLO TV app. The accessory will take the form of a protective case that incorporates FLO TV tuner, a battery to extend iPhone/Touch battery life by 70 percent to 80 percent, and Wi-Fi to send FLO TV broadcasts to the attached iPhone/Touch as well to up to three more iPhones and Touches equipped with the FLO TV app. FLO TV would be sent in encrypted form to all of the iPhones and Touches, all of which would simultaneously view the same channel.
FLO TV demonstrated the Juice Pack TV at the CTA convention.
Mophie's accessory selection already includes add-on rechargeable battery packs for iPhones and Touches.