Will AVRCP be in iPhone OS 4.0?

imaginex20

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HI guys!

Does anyone know if Apple will finally implement/include the AVRCP bluetooth stack in the iPhone OS 4.0? I just recently purchased a bluetooth headset and the missing functionality is getting a little annoying.

Thanks!
 

Wicked1

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I am not sure how important this feature would be for Apple to include, although it is a neat feature by nature, it doesn't seem to be an industry standard, and Apple does not follow everyone else, they all seem to follow Apple
 

imaginex20

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Sometimes trying to be different can do more harm than good...I hope Apple realizes this one day
 

benliles

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Limited AVRCP 1.0 implementation

The iPhone has a limited 1.0 implementation (Play/pause/stop). Next/previous are part of 1.0. 1.3 adds multimedia information. My car (Mazda) has support for 1.3. It's sad that a car company can implement the industry standard more quickly than a software company.
 

QuarterSwede

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The iPhone has a limited 1.0 implementation (Play/pause/stop). Next/previous are part of 1.0. 1.3 adds multimedia information. My car (Mazda) has support for 1.3. It's sad that a car company can implement the industry standard more quickly than a software company.
I'd assume all Apple would have to do is update the software ... or would the hardware need to be upgraded?
 

dizzy13

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It does not, but maybe they will add it before release (probably not though). They added a volume adjustment on the phone itself instead of just being on the headphones. So now you can play with both the volume on the phone and the headphones to get it to that perfect level.
 

Revelation78

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It does not, but maybe they will add it before release (probably not though). They added a volume adjustment on the phone itself instead of just being on the headphones. So now you can play with both the volume on the phone and the headphones to get it to that perfect level.
Volume adjustment has always been on the iPhone itself....
 

dizzy13

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Weird, not for me. When using A2DP BT headset (Moto S9-HDs) the volume control on the iPhone did nothing at all, it was all controlled on the headset itself. Now I can lower or raise the "base level" volume on the iPhone and then adjust on the S9s as well.
 

Revelation78

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Weird, not for me. When using A2DP BT headset (Moto S9-HDs) the volume control on the iPhone did nothing at all, it was all controlled on the headset itself. Now I can lower or raise the "base level" volume on the iPhone and then adjust on the S9s as well.
It's always worked for me, at least until my S9 died from sweat during a workout. Who would have thought that a device promoted to be used when running/working out would get damaged by sweat...

F**K Motorola!
 

bmwhd

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May 22, 2008
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F*CK U APPLE! That was the only feature I was hoping for in 4.0! Catchup to the year 2000 apple! Even my old Nokia supports AVRCP!
+1000 to that brother. So simple for them to do, so powerful for us if they would, so frickin' pointless of them not to.
 

Ashyukun

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It's quite disappointing that they're apparently still resisting adding full AVRCP to the iPhone OS... I had high hopes with them finally relenting and allowing Bluetooth keyboards that they'd finally let us control the devices properly from headsets/car stereos like the WinMo phone I had 2 years ago was capable of. It just makes no sense why they'd leave it off- is it really THAT much harder to implement the skip/previous functionality?

At least for the time being I can still use Bluetooth Helper to make it possible to control the device at least a bit better when in the car...
 

chuckys1180

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If you're jailbroken go to cydia and search for music controls, version 1.2 added FULL avrcp control in just about all music apps. Even allows apps like pandora to run in the backround while you text or surf the web. It has a 5 day free trial and cost 4.99 if you decide you want to keep it. I've been using it for a few days now with my rocketfish mab2 stereo Bluetooth and now can actually use my track select buttons with no problems and works as if it were native to the iPhone.
 

Dave6195

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Jul 7, 2009
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Could someone check and see if this is included in the new Beta 3 just released??

Cheers!
 

corndogg

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Thought I'd let everyone know that AVRCP works 100% for me now! I stumbled upon the feature accidentally when I was working out at the gym yesterday (I bumped the skip track and it worked). So I searched online today because the last I checked it wasn't enabled. The headphones I'm using it with are the Rocketfish (BestBuy) brand BT headphones. Then when I got to my car, I disconnected from the headphones and connected to my Pioneer 9800BT deck and the skip track button worked there too! I was very excited to discover this but perplexed at the same time.

So today I hop in my car and decide to try the skip track and it doesn't work. So now I'm wondering if I was just high on crack yesterday and imagining it working. So after playing with it, I discovered that I have to pair it with the headphones first and then the other devices have full functionality. The reason it stopped working was that when I'm not using the BT, I turn it off via the swapbt app in cydia. As long as I keep BT enabled, it will work with both devices even after a reboot. The only time I had to reconnect to the headphones first is when I turn BT off.

My phone specs: Jailbroken 3G on 3.1.2 Bluetooth related apps installed: swapbt, iBlueNova and sbsettings toggle. Don't know if those apps have anything to do with it working though.

Know I'm new here but I'm happy to answer any questions that may help everyone get this feature enabled as it was really annoying that apple only enabled play/pause.
 

corndogg

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May 5, 2010
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If you're jailbroken go to cydia and search for music controls, version 1.2 added FULL avrcp control in just about all music apps. Even allows apps like pandora to run in the backround while you text or surf the web. It has a 5 day free trial and cost 4.99 if you decide you want to keep it. I've been using it for a few days now with my rocketfish mab2 stereo Bluetooth and now can actually use my track select buttons with no problems and works as if it were native to the iPhone.
So after reading through the rest of the thread, this has got to be the reason it's working for me too. But it doesn't work with my Pioneer 9800BT deck unless I pair it with the headphones first.