Stereo Bluetooth in the future?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by busterbluth, Jun 24, 2008.

  1. busterbluth macrumors 6502

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    Im not too familiar with bluetooth technology, but I read a article (http://gizmodo.com/5014732/3g-iphone-first-hands-on) that stated that the A2DP is a software update, as opposed to hardware. Does this mean that a software update in the future will allow us to listen to stereo bluetooth without buying a whole new phone? Just wondering, any input would be great.
     
  2. DreamPod macrumors 65816

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    They could have added it anytime in the past year, they chose not to. I'd guess Apple made a concious choice to never offer it, just like MMS.
     
  3. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

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    Stereo bluetooth is the one that really gets me. I mean all it does it lets you use wireless headphones and connect to bluetooth-enabled stereos. All I can figure is they've got their hands full writing code for other stuff for the phone.

    MMS is something I still think is pointless, but I know other people want it. However, both are software updates, so it's not something like GPS that people will need new phones for.
     
  4. stevin macrumors regular

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    Boys and Girls. This subject has been discussed over and over again. Do a quick search and you'll find a slew of plausible theories about why apple has chosen not to include a2dp.

    The gist of it is that people think that apple makes a lot of money off of "made for ipod/iphone" accessories... and that if they open up bluetooth they wont be able to make quite the same amount of profit.

    also... some people are saying that stereo bluetooth quality isnt great. I personally would love if they introduce it. but they wont...
     
  5. busterbluth thread starter macrumors 6502

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    on the same lines, any idea if the current iteration of the iphone will work with airport extreme? Too lazy to search right now...
     
  6. slapguts macrumors 6502a

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    Nope, the software they licensed for their Bluetooth chip already includes A2DP (stereo profile). It was left out intentionally. Only Jobs knows why.
     
  7. The Phazer macrumors 68030

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    The chip supports it, but it would still require some OS coding. I agree that lots of things the OS is missing seem to be just because of a lack of time.

    Phazer
     

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