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Report: Apple homes in on iPod-iPhone remote control

Apple is working on an application aimed at letting people use an iPod Touch or iPhone to remotely control iTunes audio playing in the home, reports.

Apple is working on an application aimed at letting people remotely control iTunes in the home via their iPod Touch or iPhone, according to a report on

The application is described in information included with the iTunes 7.7 pre-release version that was made available to developers on Thursday.

According to the MacRumors report, the application will "presumably" allow people to play back their iTunes audio with the help of Wi-Fi.

The report offers these details from the developers pre-release version, based on the "Read Me" area of the iTunes installer:

Use iTunes 7.7 to sync music, video, and more with iPhone 3G, and download applications from the iTunes Store exclusively designed for iPhone and iPod touch with software version 2.0 or later. Also use the new Remote application for iPhone or iPod touch to control iTunes playback from anywhere in your home--a free download from the App Store.

Such an application would add momentum to Apple's unveiling of its iPhone software development kit in March.