Bluetooth iPod??

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by Grimace, Mar 26, 2004.

  1. Grimace macrumors 68040

    Grimace

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    Using the Firewire Cable and Dock to sync my iPod isn't THAT much of a hassle, but I was wondering about the possibility of using Bluetooth for the same. I imagine the data transfer rate is probably a lot lower, but could it ever become an option, if you just want to sync up a few new playlists - and use the cable for large transfers??
     
  2. thehuncamunca macrumors 6502

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    airport extreme would be a much better option in terms of bandwidth
    bluetooth doesn't have enough speed for much of anything

     
  3. SyndicateX macrumors member

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    I just think it would be cool to have bluetooth headphones and remote. Having wireless headphones and a little remote in my pocket with an ipod in my backpack / across the room hooked up to a stereo would be VERY cool! :p It would also be good for iSync transfers for your contacts and calendar. And if apple does come out with a home media device bluetooth would have enough transfer ability to stream wirelessly to it!
     
  4. KC9AIC macrumors 6502

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    Though wireless capability would be nice for the iPod, it also charges its battery while plugged in. If it operated over wireless, it would deplete the battery.
     
  5. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    hmmm....yes any sort of wireless transfer, headphones, ect would dramatically deplete your battery.....but one thing that would be awesome would be a dock that you plugged in and this could broadcast airport or bluetooth, stream to your stereo ect, after all what would be the point of the bluetooth in the actual iPod, what need for it would you have on the go?
     
  6. Koodauw macrumors 68040

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    Well it would be nice if you could just walk through the door and have it sync automatically with iTunes. Or as your editing you iTunes files/play lists it saves the changes on your iPod as well. I think bluetooth in your iPod would be really cool. If I could advance songs remotely from my laptop that would be a benefit too. I hope to see this feature in the newer iPods, but sadly I don't think it would benefit the masses enough to justify it.
     
  7. Grimace thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I have heard that the next generation of Bluetooth will be 10x faster. Maybe that will expand the potential useage of its capabilities.
     

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