Stereo Bluetooth?!

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  1. Donz0r macrumors 6502a

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    Does it have stereo bluetooth?
    the website says Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR
     
  2. Donz0r thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  3. DreamPod macrumors 65816

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    Apple didn't mention it, so since the current iPhone does not have it, neither will the 3G one. Very unfortunate, and really idiotic, considering how much the device is being marketed as a music player. A music player...without stereo!
     
  4. Fonzijr1964 macrumors 68000

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    yeah it is dumb i just made a thred about this but yeah. I think aside from GPS and 3G chip its the same phone so yeah
     
  5. hotzenplotz macrumors regular

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  6. afazel macrumors newbie

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    That's a bit disappointing. Thanks for the info
     
  7. Connect IT macrumors newbie

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    I am very disappointed that it will not have A2DP support. I think that the iPhone is a great device, but why does Apple think that it is better to be tethered to our iPhones instead of having the ability to break free from the "wire"?
     
  8. Ag-Ryan macrumors newbie

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    having an iphone is like having a super computer that cant go on the internet

    pretty cool, but lacking some extremely basic features
     
  9. spooky2k macrumors 6502a

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    Um...it's a pretty advanced computer (find any other computer as small as the iphone). And it can go on the internet.
    Hmmmm....
     
  10. bjanz macrumors newbie

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    No A2DP -- AGAIN?!?!?!?????

    I didn't buy iPhone 1.0 'cuz it had too many missing features, one of which was A2DP. Instead, I bought a Blackberry Curve which *does* support A2DP and a 4gb MicroSD card, and has much of that missing functionality (voice dialing is a "must have" while driving).

    Now, Apple releases iPhone 2.0, and it *still* doesn't have A2DP.

    This is simply shameful. For Apple, a company that touts its iPhone as a music player, the lack of A2DP is inexcusable. The lack of other apps and capabilities in the iPhone is also ridiculous, and shows that Apple is going for the "glitz" rather than "functionality".

    Come on, Apple! Give me A2DP, as well as voice dialing, fully-searchable contact lists, copy/paste between applications, and all of the other functionality I can find in competitive devices (such as the Blackberry). I *WANT* to move to an iPhone, but - for me - it is a step *backward*!
     
  11. ICEBreaker macrumors 6502

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    I have had the N95 since the day it was launched. I would really love a touch screen, however, I will not be trading DOWN.

    5MP Carl Zeiss Camera - Not sure what the new iPhone will be like, but if it's still a 2MP camera, then it's pretty rubbish. What's the point of marketing so much about sharing photos, if the photos aren't high quality? It's got to have at least 3MP to be on par with the industry norm.

    A2DP - The absence of this is almost on the verge of being idiotic since it costs ever so little to implement and is almost the norm nowadays.

    To me, these two are "must have items". Seems like I won't be getting the new IPhone then. Shame. I'll wait for the next version in 2 year's time.
     
  12. gloss macrumors 601

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    It could easily be upgraded in firmware, but more to the point: Stereo Bluetooth's quality sucks.
     
  13. JPIndustrie macrumors 6502a

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    Subjective, but no it doesn't.

    My etymotic ety8 A2DP BT headphones run with or even blow away some of the wired competition.
     
  14. WannaApple? macrumors 6502a

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    The stereo bluetooth missing is the only thing that really disappointed me yesterday. Heck, even my Razr that I currently use has it! I dont like the look, feel or just overall encumbrance of having to have wires hanging from my ears to listen to music...however I will just have to put it up with it for a while as I plan on getting a 3G phone.
     
  15. slapguts macrumors 6502a

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    This is an issue that needs to be addressed. The only solution seems to be flooding Apple with feedback, letting them know how disapponted we are.

    Can someone post up the link to the iPhone feedback form? I'm on my phone, so I can't do it.
     
  16. Fonzijr1964 macrumors 68000

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    http://www.apple.com/feedback/iphone.html

    good idea but it won't work
     
  17. Nykwil macrumors 65816

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    probably cuz the bluetooth stereo headsets out there are ugly and apple is looking for the tech to be small enough to implement something tiny and pretty.

    Also I'm no fan of audio through bluetooth. If putting the phone in my pants can make some bluetooth headsets staticky, I can only guess that apple did not want to put out a feature like that.

    Also people talk about this feature as if it wont impact battery life.

    Imagine listening to music, receiving a phone call, browsing the internet for a place to eat, then using the gps and maps, I mean that HAS to drain the battery.

    And no, we all know not EVERYONE is going to be sitting in their office while the phone charges and you're listening to your iphone.

    I've come to understand that Apple likes to pick on a few major things and concentrate on those and make those core things work as good as possible instead of spreading their resources over so many technologies and diluting the overall quality of the product.
     
  18. slapguts macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, probably not. I can't justify buying a $100 dongle to stick on the bottom of my $600 phone.

    Too bad it can't be done by the hackers, either.
     
  19. philskillz macrumors newbie

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    Can't A2DP be activated via firmware upgrade? If I remember my XV6700 had a firmware upgrade that let me use A2DP.
     
  20. edtorious macrumors 65816

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    can anybody tell what's the difference between the two above? I'm confused:confused:
     
  21. samab macrumors 6502a

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    You will NEVER see stereo bluetooth on the iphone or the ipod.

    The reason --- Apple makes a LOT of MONEY on "ipod/iphone certified" accessories. If you can beam music from a ipod or a iphone to headphones or speakers via INDUSTRY STANDARD bluetooth --- then Apple will lose a lot of those licensing fees for stuff like JBL ipod docks.

    http://reviews.cnet.com/4520-6449_7-6799489-1.html
     
  22. slapguts macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks, that's the first explanation I've seem that was even remotely reasonable.
     
  23. sassenach74 macrumors 65816

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    Stereo bluetooth (A2DP) means the sound will be in stereo through the bluetooth headset

    EDR means Enhanced Data Rate, which I believe is 3Mbit/s

    Hope that helps.
     
  24. El Magnificante macrumors member

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    How about using a BT keyboard with the new iPhone? I wouldn't mind.
     

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