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WiFi Sync Coming to iPhone and iPod Touch…Maybe

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Wouldn’t it be great to not have to worry about finding your iPhone’s USB cord, to sync to iTunes, to grab your latest podcats of sync some apps you just purchased? A lot of iPhone users had hoped for a wireless sync feature to be added to iPhone OS 4, but so far, there has been no word of this from Cupertino.

Developer Greg Hughes has created a new app, called “WiFISync“, that does just that! When you open the app, you are prompted to pair your device with a client, running on your computer, over your home WiFi connection. Once paired, iTunes detects your device as being connected, allowing you to sync any media, just as if you were connected via USB. The client will work on Mac and Windows.

Greg posted this video on YouTube, to show the new app in action:

Apparently the app will be submitted to Apple by the end of the week. The bad news is, many specualte that it will not be approved. Apple are stcklers for security, and this app may break that security in some way. The developer has stated, on Twitter, that the app doesn’t break any “rules”. We’ll have to wait and see. If it doesn’t get approved, hopefully we’ll see it in Cydia.! 😉

UPDATE: Greg has uploaded another video showing iTunes syncing music to an iPhone, over WiFi:

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  • ryhchan

    This is huge! I was hoping I can even sync my iphone remotely using 3G on the road without using MobileMe. I guess it's just the matter of time.

  • dallashinton

    The article is titled “WiFi”, however what's shown is bluetooth. This is, of course a quite different technology and at least for me is not terribly exciting. Now if it were actually WiFi….. 🙂

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  • Did you watch the video? Where does it show that it's Bluetooth?

  • dallashinton

    I did watch it – twice — but I guess I misread the screen. I saw the pairing, and was thinking “pairing = bluetooth”. Thanks for making me look a third time!

    NOW I'm interested! 🙂

  • chantellejoy

    Yes Yes Yes, I hope this gets approved – this would be monumental!

  • Did you watch the video? Where does it show that it's Bluetooth?

  • dallashinton

    I did watch it – twice — but I guess I misread the screen. I saw the pairing, and was thinking “pairing = bluetooth”. Thanks for making me look a third time!

    NOW I'm interested! 🙂

  • chantellejoy

    Yes Yes Yes, I hope this gets approved – this would be monumental!

  • I thought the same thing, then I saw your post dallas!

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