Bluetooth sync in the new iPhone?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by petteri, May 21, 2008.

  1. petteri macrumors member

    Aug 4, 2006
    Has anyone found evidence of bluetooth sync in the new iPhone? There have been screen shots of 3G features, but nothing that I've been able to find about wireless sync. Thanks!
  2. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

    Feb 4, 2008
    Why do people want to do this outside of contacts and calendars? Bluetooth's top speed is about 2.5Mbps. USB 2.0 is 480Mbps. It would be totally impractical to sync e-mail, songs, videos, etc. via Bluetooth. If it did WiFi syncing, maybe. But that would be a major security issue and doesn't even sound plausible.
  3. christall109 macrumors 6502

    Jun 15, 2007
  4. sassenach74 macrumors 65816


    May 3, 2008
    Hampshire, England
    I should think tethering is more of an issue than syncing, but I think we might have to wait until it's released to know that one.
  5. petteri thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 4, 2006
    Yea, I am thinking of just for calendars and contact info. For just a quick sync before I leave for work or when I'm near the computer for just a bit and in a rush...
  6. jontucker macrumors 6502

    Nov 5, 2007
    Yes, saving that 1/4 of a second plugging the cable in will make all the difference. Hang on, how long does it take to switch bluetooth on??........
  7. mudaudio macrumors member

    May 15, 2007
    Give the original poster a break! Why the attitude?

    I'd like wireless syncing too - of iCal and contacts. If I change something on my mac, it would be nice to know it's automatically there if I have to dash out the office or whatever.

    Seems like everyone is out to jab at everyone else on this forum these days!
  8. petteri thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 4, 2006
    It adds up...

    Really though. On my current phone, Treo, I have a hot key set up to sync. So it's just two clicks I can have done in an instant. Also there is no wear and tear on any connections. There just isn't any reason not to have it as an option. If you want it great its there, if not, plug away! :D
  9. bredell macrumors regular

    Mar 30, 2008
    Uppsala, Sweden
    Personally, I think the new software version will allow syncing through a .Mac account. That way you should be able to sync at least your calendars and contacts wirelessly without being anywhere near your computer.
  10. jontucker macrumors 6502

    Nov 5, 2007
    That is a more practical reason for it. If you are near a computer it's no more hassle to plug it in, especially since it needs a cable to charge the battery and I doubt the v2 will have wireless charging technology!
  11. Clarence macrumors regular

    Feb 7, 2007
    a mud puddle with a toyota sign in it
    How bout streaming music to the car via bluetooth? Possible?
  12. frosse macrumors 6502a

    Sep 23, 2007
    Yeah, if your CD player do BT...
  13. txr0ckabilly macrumors 6502

    May 21, 2008
    Southwest Louisiana

    i have a tablet that i use in the shop to update repair orders and supplements and i need a photo for every supplement. i use my iphone for my insurance photos now and it would be really cool to be able to just beam those photos straight to my tablet instead of going back to my office and doing it at my desktop.
  14. akasubjoe2 macrumors newbie

    Oct 8, 2009
    Many years ago when I worked in a music technology company we were told to answer customer queries in one of two ways:
    "Yes it will do that"
    "Why do you want to do that"

    Apple in particular have always been pretty snotty about explaining their luck of features or functionality. From having only a single mouse button to only being monochrome, all of the early Apple's embarrassing shortcomings (which have quietly disappeared) were explained by quoting some feeble usability study.

    I'm forced to use the iPhone because my company develops iPhone apps. But really, they have a lot of glaring weaknesses (strengths too). The people who have mindless brand loyalty are the problem: They're too afraid of giving Microsoft ammunition to admit when Apple products suck.

    It's patently obvious why over-the-air synching is good to have, and you can bet that Apple will announce it with a big fanfare when they finally get it together, five years after Windows Mobile
  15. Chatwin macrumors newbie

    Oct 29, 2009
    Bluetooth sync is priceless

    For some of you toddlers it might come as a surprise but when you grow up, cut your hair and get a job you have to travel, in some cases extensively. It means that you do not want to think about yet another cable to drag along and remember not to forget in some stinking hotel room.

    For people like this bluetooth sync of iCal and AddressBook is from heaven sent. And frankly absolute bollocks that Apple does not provide this service. In competitive telephone markets they toss phones at you when entering their door just to keep you as a client. These cheap freebees all come with bluetooth sync applications.

    When you have time and are relaxed enough to fiddle with your device you plug in the darn cable and ship Mb-complex stuff across. Simple stuff like who you are seeing where and why the next day is synced in no time, without battery loss. And no, it is not possible to remember it all, that is why we have electronic, flawless brains. Snap it up Apple!
  16. sdarpel macrumors newbie

    Nov 17, 2009
    Another legitimate need

    I, too, have a legitimate need to backup or sync my iPhone over bluetooth. My iPhone no longer charges, and that interface is dead (sync cable). I really just want to backup my photos so I can go ahead and get a replacement phone. Is there anyway to wirelessly access the photos on my iPhone?
  17. gloss macrumors 601


    May 9, 2006
    Bluetooth 3.0 will have max speeds of 24Mbps PLUS the ability to use an 802.11n radio for high-speed transfer @ 600Mbps (with Bluetooth being used for matchmaking).

    USB 2.0's theoretical max speed is 480Mbps, but the average sustained speeds are closer to 320Mbps, and that's if nothing else is using the bus.

    I'd be surprised if we didn't have wireless syncing in the next couple years.
  18. Galarina macrumors member


    Jun 27, 2009
    Take a look at my PhotoToMac app. As it's name suggests it transfers your Camera Roll photos to a Mac over WiFi.
    You can try out the free version (scales down the photos before transfer) first to see whether it's a solution for your issue.
  19. slapguts macrumors 6502a


    Jan 10, 2008
    Possibly wifi syncing, if they open up the N capabilities of the wifi chip. Then make it so wifi sync only works over N, so they can sell more N routers.

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