I am not sure if I should be disappointed or excited, but at least Apple’s new iPod Radio Remote add on uses RDS, a technology we mentioned in a recently acquired patent by Apple. The iPod Radio Remote is a wired remote control that connects via the headphones, and provides FM radio. The RDS part I mentioned, assuming the station listened to utilizes the tech, allows the iPod to display song info on its screen. The iPod Radio Remote starts shipping right away for $50, and includes a shortened cord to offset (assumption here) the inclusion of the remote.
Source: Press Release.
The Apple Store is currently down, so safe to assume they’re adding product(s).
UPDATE: Now up with the Product Page.