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  • Wireless iTunes Sync App Submitted to Apple
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZ7xn86Zwyo&feature=player_embedded]YouTube - Wi-Fi Sync: Wirelessly sync your iPhone with iTunes[/ame]


    A new App Store submission, Wi-Fi Sync, promises to let you sync your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch with your iTunes library without the need to use a physical cable. And while we don't know if this app will face the banhammer for "duplicating existing iPhone functionality" as other apps have in the past, it's definitely a feature that some users will really be attracted to, and given increasing laxity in recent weeks at the App Store, there's a possibility this one may get through.

    Developer Greg Hughes came up with a tidy little hack allowing iTunes and a mobile device to link up wirelessly, and he's showing it off on YouTube, possibly to build a little buzz for the app and hopefully put some pressure on Apple to approve his submission. All we know about the app is what's in the video: you "pair" your desktop and the iPhone/iPad/iPod and it appears on your iTunes sidebar. After the pairing process is done the first time, syncing can happen automagically thereafter.

    Wi-Fi Sync is simple and straightforward, and should have been built into the iPhone from the start… which prompts the question: why wasn't it? I mean, it's possible that Apple thought that nobody would want such a feature, given that syncing even a small library over WiFi will just crawl compared to USB. However, flexibility should be the watchword, and it'd be worth having to option of syncing my iphone from, say, the bedside cradle rather than coming downstairs and waiting for it to transfer.

    Of course, there's a good possibility Apple will reject this right out of hand. However, now that formerly rejected apps are available for the iPhone, it could be that the reviewers are becoming less strict. And while Wi-Fi Sync does certainly do something that's a part of the iPhone's core feature set - namely, syncing with iTunes - the ability to do it without a physical connection should be a significant enough improvement to allow the app.

    If not… well, we'll see this one on Cydia for sure, and it'll be yet another boost from Cupertino to the jailbreaking community. Go Apple.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Wireless iTunes Sync App Submitted to Apple started by Paul Daniel Ash View original post
    Comments 67 Comments
    1. extremzocker's Avatar
      extremzocker -
      i can see the full potential unfold when it goes jailbreak; sync over bluetooth, disabling backing-up etc
    1. T0tall3d's Avatar
      T0tall3d -
      Quote Originally Posted by ggab View Post
      What does this have to do with the internet?
      It connects to your iDevice over wifi.

      Apple probably wouldnt accept it, it'd reduce sales of their crappy wires, which break so you have to buy another one.
    1. samurai_vara's Avatar
      samurai_vara -
      wow, can't wait for this. But I highly doubt this happening through apple store. waiting for cydia release...
    1. ggab's Avatar
      ggab -
      Quote Originally Posted by T0tall3d View Post
      It connects to your iDevice over wifi.

      Apple probably wouldnt accept it, it'd reduce sales of their crappy wires, which break so you have to buy another one.
      Yeah, WiFi. Again I ask, what does this have to do with the internet?
    1. moon#pie's Avatar
      moon#pie -
      Quote Originally Posted by ggab View Post
      Yeah, WiFi. Again I ask, what does this have to do with the internet?
      agreed. wifi still works for LAN if there is no internet.
    1. madczech's Avatar
      madczech -
      Quote Originally Posted by Tiger92 View Post
      agreed. wifi still works for LAN if there is no internet.
      yap! wifi network doesn't mean you need a working internet connection... just create a network through your computer... thats what I do to ssh...

      That would be awseome, but I really doubt that apple is going to accept it, as it is prob in their future update plans

      How bout wifi charging?!? That would be revolutionary
    1. MetallicaFan1991's Avatar
      MetallicaFan1991 -
      Why does everything have to be through Wifi? It's so f**king lame. What happens if I don't have Wifi and only have Bluetooth on my MBP?
      Use Bluetooth. Put it in Cydia and make it use Bluetooth instead of Wifi!!!
    1. whereswaldo's Avatar
      whereswaldo -
      i swear, 50% of posts in the news section have already been posted in member written news
      Quote Originally Posted by MetallicaFan1991 View Post
      Why does everything have to be through Wifi? It's so f**king lame. What happens if I don't have Wifi and only have Bluetooth on my MBP?
      Use Bluetooth. Put it in Cydia and make it use Bluetooth instead of Wifi!!!
      because not all computers (like mine) have bluetooth and not all iPhones/ iPod touches have bluetooth (iPT 1g)
    1. Classick's Avatar
      Classick -
      Not having to walk over to my outlet to unplug my USB from the charging adapter will be nice. I doubt that I'd pay for something like that though.

      Wasn't it leaked/rumored that this was already in production for the 4th gen iPhone? I'm almost positive I've heard something about it.
    1. reznor9's Avatar
      reznor9 -
      I have to agree with the users that say this will not be aproved.
    1. ajl917's Avatar
      ajl917 -
      Quote Originally Posted by reznor9 View Post
      I have to agree with the users that say this will not be aproved.
      Oh well, more of a reason to jailbreak...
    1. Kyle Matthews's Avatar
      Kyle Matthews -
      Two words why Apple never built this: user experience.
    1. s4mb4's Avatar
      s4mb4 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Kyle Matthews View Post
      Two words why Apple never built this: user experience.
      No. Just one word. SECURITY.
    1. I Am Zak's Avatar
      I Am Zak -
      Been wanting this for a while
    1. wolverinemarky's Avatar
      wolverinemarky -
      i bet they reject it and include it in the next iPhone as Steves "One More Thing"
    1. MyStur's Avatar
      MyStur -
      wow its working. great no cable and it wors great job
    1. battlecrushr's Avatar
      battlecrushr -
      this would be so awesome
    1. iGarza's Avatar
      iGarza -
      that would be awesome but im sure it would take its toll on batter usage. Hope fully iPhone 4G will have a better battery
    1. lolcats1's Avatar
      lolcats1 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Kyle Matthews View Post
      Six words why Apple never built this: it makes too much dang sense
      *fixed
    1. sirphillimthefifth's Avatar
      sirphillimthefifth -
      this would be the bomb, total b.a!! my computers usb ports dont work so this would defiantly be worth buying