iPhone Bluetooth...Sftware or Hardware?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by harryjarman, Jun 30, 2008.

  1. harryjarman macrumors newbie

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    Is the crippled nature of the iPhone bluetooth hardware or software?
     
  2. johnwin macrumors 6502

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    software - the bt stack supports all profiles (about 25?) but the bt is crippled in the software :mad:
     
  3. harryjarman thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thats good i guess because if someone or :apple: apple want to enable it in what ever way, then it is possible.
     
  4. DreamPod macrumors 65816

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    Unfortunately, it would have to be Apple who fixes it, third-party developers don't have access to anything that low-level. And Apple obviously doesn't want to, otherwise they would have sometime in the last year.
     
  5. darkshadow1337 macrumors newbie

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    it is the software that cripples the Bluetooth in the iPhone.

    I just hope Apple will surprise us with better bluetooth, MMS etc... in the 2.0 frimware update.
     
  6. johnwin macrumors 6502

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    it is generally the operators (T-Mo, o2, vodaphone, at&T) who insist on the BT crippling - I expect :apple: would be happy to open up the stack.

    Sad but true :mad:
     
  7. samab macrumors 6502a

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    Remember the $99 a year mobileme.com subscription service --- Apple won't open up the stack.
     
  8. Archie- macrumors regular

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    Ha. Sad, but a big lie. AT&T's other smartphones have full stacks.

    And dont make a mistake buying and iPhone hoping for an update. You should buy the iPhone for what it is now.
     
  9. johnwin macrumors 6502

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    Half right:

    1. Operators DO cripple BT stacks (I'm sure AT&T have not on some phones but not all. There are many operators and many do cripple the BT for any number of reasons [££££££££])

    2. YES - buy for what the iPhone offers now - there is no guarantee :apple: will open the kimono on anything!
     
  10. MSD401 macrumors 6502

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    I dont see how bluetooth would challenge mobileme? you can do most anything else over the usb anyway.. :confused:
     
  11. harryjarman thread starter macrumors newbie

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    well, if everyone asks apple, then we might get it if there is a high demand, however, if hackers are able to unlock the iphones then surely they will be able to figure out a way of hacking the BT stacks.
     

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