iOS 4.1 finally implements AVRCP stereo Bluetooth controls

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If you’ve ever used your iPhone to listen to music wirelessly, you’ve probably been pretty peeved that the controls on your bluetooth headphones/car stereo didn’t work. Sure, you could play/pause tracks, but having to use your iPhone to skip them? Sooooo 2004…

Well, you can breathe a sigh of relief, friends, for Apple has finally implemented the Audio/Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP) into iOS 4.1, and all is well with the world.

A2DP (the profile responsible for sending stereo audio over Bluetooth) has been a feature since iPhone OS 3, and — to me — seems a logical pairing with AVRCP, so why Apple didn’t add them to the OS at the same time is a bit of a mystery.

But who am I to question the team behind one of the most successful products in the world?

[via TiPb]

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