1st Gen iPod Touch to 3.0, Can I use bluetooth headphones?

Discussion in 'iPod touch Accessories' started by deuceap610, Jun 18, 2009.

  1. macrumors member

    Aug 21, 2007
    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.

  2. macrumors 604

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    I don't think the 1st gen iPod Touch has a bluetooth chip.
  3. macrumors 6502


    Mar 16, 2009
    Holmes, Pennsylvania
  4. thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 21, 2007
    So I'd have to get a headphone/adapter combo?
  5. macrumors 68020

    Mar 15, 2008
    Yes, you'll still need a bluetooth dock port adapter with a first gen Touch.

    THIS is a decent one, and not very expensive.

  6. macrumors member

    Jun 17, 2009
    why would apple put a bluetooth chip in the 2g and not use it until now? :confused:
  7. macrumors 6502a


    Oct 20, 2008
    It is used with Nike+ that have just added extra function to it.
  8. macrumors member

    Jun 17, 2009
    ahhhhhh okay, makes a little more sense
  9. macrumors 68020

    Mar 15, 2008
    So they could charge $9.95 to activate it later. Not unusual or out-of-character for Apple.
  10. macrumors 6502a


    Jun 18, 2008
    True that LOL. They might even add a GPS chip in the 3rd gen Touch and activate it June next year. :D
  11. macrumors 6502a

    Aug 15, 2002
    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 ...
  12. macrumors 68020

    Mar 15, 2008
    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.
  13. macrumors newbie

    Sep 12, 2008
    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...
  14. macrumors newbie

    Dec 31, 2007
    Santa Barbara, CA.
    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.
  15. macrumors 68020

    Mar 15, 2008
    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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