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Old Jun 18, 2009, 10:33 AM   #1
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1st Gen iPod Touch to 3.0, Can I use bluetooth headphones?

Hey everyone,

I updated the OS on my 1st Gen iPod touch to 3.0 and was wondering:
1) Can I now use bluetooth headphones with it?
2) Would I still need to use a bluetooth adapter?

Please let me know.

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Old Jun 18, 2009, 10:34 AM   #2
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I don't think the 1st gen iPod Touch has a bluetooth chip.
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Old Jun 18, 2009, 10:35 AM   #3
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only the second gen has bluetooth with 3.0
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Old Jun 18, 2009, 10:46 AM   #4
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only the second gen has bluetooth with 3.0
So I'd have to get a headphone/adapter combo?
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Old Jun 18, 2009, 10:57 AM   #5
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Yes, you'll still need a bluetooth dock port adapter with a first gen Touch.

THIS is a decent one, and not very expensive.

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Old Jun 18, 2009, 11:28 AM   #6
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why would apple put a bluetooth chip in the 2g and not use it until now?
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Old Jun 18, 2009, 12:07 PM   #7
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why would apple put a bluetooth chip in the 2g and not use it until now?
It is used with Nike+ that have just added extra function to it.
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Old Jun 18, 2009, 12:23 PM   #8
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It is used with Nike+ that have just added extra function to it.
ahhhhhh okay, makes a little more sense
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why would apple put a bluetooth chip in the 2g and not use it until now?
So they could charge $9.95 to activate it later. Not unusual or out-of-character for Apple.
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Old Jun 19, 2009, 07:16 AM   #10
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So they could charge $9.95 to activate it later. Not unusual or out-of-character for Apple.
True that LOL. They might even add a GPS chip in the 3rd gen Touch and activate it June next year.
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Old Jun 19, 2009, 07:41 AM   #11
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Since the recommended BT adapter is OOS at Buy.com, anyone else have any recommendations? There is a Sony one at Amazon, but it is fairly pricey to just grab ...
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Old Jun 19, 2009, 10:02 AM   #12
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If you're also planning on getting some bluetooth headphones, a few come with an iPod adapter. These Motorola S9s aren't bad.

The D650 adapter alone is around $16.

The WiRevo A100 is available through Amazon.
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Old Jun 19, 2009, 10:21 AM   #13
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Anyone else having problems with the stereo BT, bith myself (2nd Gen iPod) and colleague (iPhone 3G) have upgrated to v3 and the BT drops when the screen goes black.. really crappy...
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Old Jun 25, 2009, 11:48 AM   #14
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Smile iPod touch First Gen - Peer-to-Peer gaming with Bluetooth Adapter

Howdy, everyone!
I've been experimenting in my mind about peer-to-peer gaming on the first generation iPod touch with a Bluetooth adapter. Peer-to-Peer does work with WiFi networks on the first Gen iPod touch, but that's no fun where there aren't any WiFi networks around.

So, I've been wondering. Does anyone know if a Bluetooth adapter for the iPod would detect another iPod/iPhone using Bluetooth peer-to-peer gaming? Or is it limited to stereo/wireless headphones.

I know that the iPod touch 2nd Gen and the iPhone 3G/s get an added preference pane in Settings, that allows you to turn Bluetooth on and off. Would the first generation iPod touch/iPhone suddenly have that pane?

I'd greatly appreciate it if someone responds. It will save me spending money on a couple Bluetooth adapters that might be of no use to me. I might make my own post in case people have abandoned this one.
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Old Jun 25, 2009, 04:38 PM   #15
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Right now the 1st gen touch isn't smart enough to know what you have plugged into the dock port. As far as it knows a bluetooth adapter there is just another speaker dock.
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