The point is regardless of wireless technology, streaming audio from a portable, moving handheld device across wireless is prone to reliability problems.
It would be an issue for ANY portable device which streams across ANY wireless, including Sonosnet.
it's been stated numerous times that wired is preferable, and depending on your locale and it's signal clutter, may be your only option.
As far as the dock being more useful, I think that depends on the end user's goals and desires. I personally would like both options, charging while playing is handy, but so is being untethered.
Hence, it is hardly absurd to ask why another piece of hardware that has yet to be released lacks AirPlay support
Apart from a select group of people within Sonos, no one knows when Sonos became aware of AirPlay.
You are not an AirPlay engineer. You have no clue what the AirPlay chip and software can achieve on a WiFi network
you behave like the typical "know it all" engineers
"iOS 4.2 beta 3 yanks AirPlay from YouTube
Apple's just-launched iOS 4.2 beta 3 has inexplicably pulled AirPlay from YouTube. While still available when viewing videos in Safari, the AirPlay button has vanished from the native YouTube app"
"It's deemed likely from explorations at MacStories and elsewhere that the absence may be a bug or else a sign Apple didn't feel the app was stable enough with AirPlay at the time it posted the build."
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