No Bluetooth Support in SDK?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by chumsdock, Mar 9, 2008.

  1. chumsdock macrumors newbie

    Jan 30, 2007

    iPhone has bluetooth but never got real bluetooth abilities,
    like sending contact cards/files via BT,
    still, iPhone SDK specs said nothing about it.
    it's kinda disappointing:(
  2. peeaanuut macrumors 65816

    Sep 10, 2007
    Southern California
    i wonder if apple fears that if they open up certain bluetooth functions that it will allow hackers into sending system files and such. However I guess they are already doing most of that so thats probably not it.

    I do like the sending of contacts via bluetooth and maybe appointments and photos.
  3. JBaker122586 macrumors 65816

    Jun 21, 2007
    I agree.
    I said this in another thread, but it would be AMAZING if I could buy and use the Apple BT keyboard with my iPhone to take notes in class.

    I'm sure someone will come out with a word processor right away. Just unplug all the cords from the dock, set the phone in the dock on my desk and type away. No notebooks, no laptops. Ugh... a guy can dream...
  4. avaloncourt macrumors 65816

    Oct 18, 2007
    I would imagine the BT data profiles don't exist because of an agreement with AT&T. I'm sure AT&T is worried about tethering and 'excessive' bandwidth usage. The SDK event revealed approved applications that won't stress the network is a requirement in the development process. In other words, they'll let developers release low bandwidth usage applications. AT&T has obviously expressed concern that people will be blowing through the data. After all, if Apple isn't allowing the iTunes phone app to access iTunes from an Edge connection that's an indication an agreement exists.

    If a data-based BT profile is included in the phone and that phone is jailbroken a developer will likely be able to port data in and out of the network.
  5. avaloncourt macrumors 65816

    Oct 18, 2007
    Actually, no. From the Macworld SDK event article:

    So, if the dock is unavailable for programming then your hopes are completely gone.
  6. Archie- macrumors regular

    Nov 21, 2007
    I think he means as a stand, not connector.
  7. avaloncourt macrumors 65816

    Oct 18, 2007
    Ah, I think someone could some out with a stand to keep him from unplugging everything then :)
  8. TravisReynolds macrumors regular


    Mar 2, 2008
    i heard that in some update we're going to get full quality bluetooth.. but i don't remember where i read that
  9. nickspohn macrumors 68040


    Jun 9, 2007
  10. speakerwizard macrumors 68000


    Aug 8, 2006
    i think there was a patent out from apple of a dockable keyboard, at the time everyone asumed it was just for the ipod, but what if it was for the iphone?
  11. JBaker122586 macrumors 65816

    Jun 21, 2007
    Yeah, I meant just to use is to see what was on my screen.
  12. Daremo macrumors 68020


    Jul 3, 2007
    I agree, this would be amazing to have. The option of the bluetooth keyboard would be great for note taking without the laptop.
  13. slapguts macrumors 6502a


    Jan 10, 2008
    Stereo streaming of music over Bluetooth. That's all I want. Apple won't let me have it, and no one can tell me why not.

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