Bluetooth stereo sound (a.k.a. A2DP) support was added in iOS 3.0, but it seems like it shouldn’t be too much more of a wait until iPhone users can enjoy the complete Bluetooth music package. The first beta of iOS 4.1 (different from 4.01) was released yesterday, and some eagle-eyed folks at 9to5Mac have noticed that […]
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iOS 4.1 beta 1 supports Bluetooth AVRCP

Bluetooth stereo sound (a.k.a. A2DP) support was added in iOS 3.0, but it seems like it shouldn’t be too much more of a wait until iPhone users can enjoy the complete Bluetooth music package.

The first beta of iOS 4.1 (different from 4.01) was released yesterday, and some eagle-eyed folks at 9to5Mac have noticed that the bleeding edge version of of the iPhone OS now supports remote volume and track skipping controls in addition to the basic play/pause we already enjoy on iOS 4.0. This is another big catch-up step, and will allow the iPhone to do what other smartphone OS’es have been able to do for years: really control audio playback over Bluetooth.

[Note: Actually, the 9to5Mac piece states that volume was the only previously accessible remote function, but I’ve only ever gotten pause and play to work on my Sony Ericsson and Jaybird headsets.]

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