We know that the iPod rules as a digital player on earth, but the friendly skies?

In a story from Home Media Retailing, it appears that Apple is going to partner up with "six airlines to make iPod use during flights more convenient."

The company is joining forces with "Air France, Continental, Delta, Emirates, KLM and United to deliver the first seamless integration between iPod and in-flight entertainment systems."

"In mid-2007 the partner airlines will begin offering passengers a place to plug in the portable devices for power and charging. iPod users will also be able to view any video content stored on their iPod via the video screen on the seat in front of them."

Apple reports that they are currently "working with Panasonic Avionics Corporation to bring more airlines on board for in-flight iPod connectivity."

Evan Jacobs