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iPhone Bluetooth Syncing/Communication

Postposted on Sun Aug 17, 2008 6:37 pm

If I had a USB bluetooth adapter on my desktop... I would presumably be able to see my iPhone 3G. Is there anything at all that you can do with your iPhone when you see it through a bluetooth adapter on your computer (i.e. syncing via iTunes, transferring files, etc.) ... or has apple blocked the capability to do anything of this sort ?
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Re: iPhone Bluetooth Syncing/Communication

Postposted on Sun Aug 17, 2008 7:45 pm

rogelio wrote:or has apple blocked the capability to do anything of this sort ?

Sadly, yes. Bluetooth can be used for headphones/headsets, and that's it. :-?
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Re: iPhone Bluetooth Syncing/Communication

Postposted on Sun Aug 17, 2008 8:27 pm

isn't Bluetooth 2.0+EDR only about 2mbit? Not exactly speeds I'd like for syncing anyway. Especially if I'm putting music or video on it.
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Re: iPhone Bluetooth Syncing/Communication

Postposted on Sun Aug 17, 2008 8:33 pm

edit, i have no idea
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Re: iPhone Bluetooth Syncing/Communication

Postposted on Mon Aug 18, 2008 5:34 am

Bluetooth on the iPhone is merely for pairing up with BT headsets. Other functions are blocked. Including swapping data with other BT compatible devices.
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Re: iPhone Bluetooth Syncing/Communication

Postposted on Wed Aug 20, 2008 4:26 pm

derFunkenstein wrote:isn't Bluetooth 2.0+EDR only about 2mbit? Not exactly speeds I'd like for syncing anyway. Especially if I'm putting music or video on it.
2.0+EDR is just the speeds that the connection is capable of. The phone needs to support the various Bluetooth profiles in order get the additional features, like exchanging files/contacts. Looks like the iPhone 3G only has support from A2DP, HFP (for use in cars), and HSP profiles. Really useful ones like OPP (OBEX, for transferring files) and DUN (for tethering) are either locked or non-existent.
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Re: iPhone Bluetooth Syncing/Communication

Postposted on Wed Aug 20, 2008 6:16 pm

Flying Fox wrote:
derFunkenstein wrote:isn't Bluetooth 2.0+EDR only about 2mbit? Not exactly speeds I'd like for syncing anyway. Especially if I'm putting music or video on it.
2.0+EDR is just the speeds that the connection is capable of. The phone needs to support the various Bluetooth profiles in order get the additional features, like exchanging files/contacts. Looks like the iPhone 3G only has support from A2DP, HFP (for use in cars), and HSP profiles. Really useful ones like OPP (OBEX, for transferring files) and DUN (for tethering) are either locked or non-existent.


I'm pretty sure A2DP is not supported by the iPhones.
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Re: iPhone Bluetooth Syncing/Communication

Postposted on Wed Aug 20, 2008 10:06 pm

FunkeeC wrote:
Flying Fox wrote:
derFunkenstein wrote:isn't Bluetooth 2.0+EDR only about 2mbit? Not exactly speeds I'd like for syncing anyway. Especially if I'm putting music or video on it.
2.0+EDR is just the speeds that the connection is capable of. The phone needs to support the various Bluetooth profiles in order get the additional features, like exchanging files/contacts. Looks like the iPhone 3G only has support from A2DP, HFP (for use in cars), and HSP profiles. Really useful ones like OPP (OBEX, for transferring files) and DUN (for tethering) are either locked or non-existent.


I'm pretty sure A2DP is not supported by the iPhones.

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