Since we have been looking at different iPod docks recently, I have been disappointed with most of the products in this category. I think that Apple should add some requirements for manufacturers who want to make docks for the iPod.
- All docks need to pass through all of the outputs from the iPod. For example, it should be possible to have video output from every dock that is meant to support the iPods with video.
- All docks with at least a 3 line LCDs are required to show all text based list screens from the iPod and user should be able to interact with the menus. This would allow the easy to read display of the dock to be use, and the dock can be put away.