Is Bluetooth Necessary?

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  1. Nagooya macrumors 6502

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    Since iPhone comes with a microphone built into the ear-buds?
     
  2. Scottyk9 macrumors 6502a

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    ummm.... bluetooth headset?


    not necessary, but many would consider desirable
     
  3. Nagooya thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I guess, but don't the ear-buds offer the same functionality?
     
  4. mlukens macrumors member

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    That and sending pictures across bluetooth is handy.
     
  5. neven macrumors 6502a

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    No.

    You can't think of a single situation where you wouldn't want to have a physical cord running between you and your phone?
     
  6. neven macrumors 6502a

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    You won't be able to do this on iPhone.
     
  7. SirOmega macrumors 6502a

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    I'm more interested in tethering it to the laptop - to see if I can get EDGE from anywhere me and my phone and laptop are.
     
  8. Scottyk9 macrumors 6502a

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    yes - but one has wires, the other does not....


    (I can't believe I am replying to this)
     
  9. Nagooya thread starter macrumors 6502

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    That's a good point, i didn't think of that. But i've never needed Bluetooth before, but it could be useful while driving.
     
  10. cmschmidt macrumors 6502

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    where did you get this from...
     
  11. neven macrumors 6502a

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    From the fact that there is no button for sending an image via Bluetooh in iPhone's photo browser? You can email a photo, assign it to a contact, or set it as your wallpaper. That's it. No Bluetooth, no picture messaging.
     
  12. rSm00th macrumors member

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    I'm really excited to see if it syncs up with my 530i... I've got the wireless bluetooth option installed... it currently works with my blackberry 7250, so I'm hoping iPhone will sync as well.
     
  13. gauchogolfer macrumors 603

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    If I can send pictures from my SE phone to my powerbook, I'm pretty sure the same thing will be possible on the iPhone. Even if it requires browsing to a folder from the computer side, it should be feasible.
     
  14. cmschmidt macrumors 6502

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    that doesn't mean you can't send things to it via bluetooth. its doesn't even necessarily mean that you can't send thing from the phone. until we are actually able to explore the system and see "all" the options (not just the ones shown in the 20 minute preview video, i don't think we can definitively say it's not possible. not saying it is, but not saying it's not.
     
  15. neven macrumors 6502a

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    That's hardly "sending a photo via Bluetooth", is it?

    If it's your computer you're talking about, why wouldn't you just sync iPhone with it? That would transfer the photos.

    If you want to access the photos on your iPhone from somebody else's computer, that may or may not work. We don't know yet if iPhone will support iSync and Bluetooth Exchange in any way.
     
  16. neven macrumors 6502a

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    I'm not saying it's not either. I'd just be willing to bet money on it.

    I think that as a general rule, you can expect to find that iPhone doesn't have two ways to do the "same thing." Text messaging, but no IM. Picture email, but no picture messaging. HTML Web, but no WAP. The way to send pictures will be via email - that's just my quite confident prediction.
     
  17. cmschmidt macrumors 6502

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    thats exactly sending a photo via bluetooth. you have a photo...you send it to your computer...via bluetooth.

    and thats exactly what we're saying. we dont' know yet. so saying you won't be able to do this is entirely inaccurate.
     
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    Hopefully file transfer will be available to iPhone. It would cause me sadness if it wasn't. Transferring pictures to your computer or another phone is pretty basic bluetooth benefits.

    As far as headsets go, I'm all about the Jawbone headset
     
  19. neven macrumors 6502a

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    So going to your computer and browsing the Bluetooth device from it to pull data is sending from the device? That's like saying that the store sent me groceries because I went there and picked them up myself.
     
  20. cmschmidt macrumors 6502

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    no its not. one of the main features of bluetooth is that you don't have to dig out your data cable and plug it in just to transfer a quick pic or file. you may say "well thats what the dock is for". but having to always carry a dock around just to transfer something is ridiculous. your whole 'grocery' analogy is completely wrong.
     
  21. mlukens macrumors member

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    I would think it would be in the Camera application which as far as I know they havent showed at all so far.
     

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