(But PSFK doesn't believe him!) CNN reports that Mel Karmazin, the new CEO of Sirius Satellite Radio, speaking at a media conference in New York today said that having spoken...

(But PSFK doesn’t believe him!)

CNN reports that Mel Karmazin, the new CEO of Sirius Satellite Radio, speaking at a media conference in New York today said that having spoken to Apple, Steve Jobs current thinking is "they don’t need to put a satellite radio in their box."

Why don’t we believe him? Sirius and XM has thus far created deals with car makers and are looking for new partners but, as we said in our 2005 Trends Report, a relationship with iPod would revolutionize the Satellite Radio industry. Alternative partners could be Virgin or Sony but, as we know, Apple’s behaving a lot like Microsoft these days and we wouldn’t be surpirsed if they shut out the competition pretty fast with an exclusive deal with Sirius or XM.

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