2008-03-10

Bluetooth on your iPod Touch

What? Your iPod Touch doesn't have Bluetooth? Why, that's a shame. Didn't you hear about the new refresh of the model in early January? It was going to be a "Just One More Thing" item in Steve's presentation but it got chopped for lack of time. Anyway, I got mine soon after and was delighted to see it had this new feature. Now I'm using external bluetooth headphones, external keyboard for text input, getting internet by tethering to my Bluetooth-equipped phone, and the best part - external bluetooth GPS for navigation!

Well, those would be sure nice features for everyone to have, and we can sure hope that Apple introduces them in the next upgrade. In the meantime, we Touch users can install the Bluetooth app on our jailbroken units and experience a tiny little frisson of excitement every time we see that icon.

8 comments:

Adam said...

Can you please give details on how you achieved this? I would like to do the same thing, use the Touch with my bluetooth equipped cell phone and it's data plan. I can buy various bluetooth dock adapters for the Touch , but where do you find the Bluetooth app?

Stewart Midwinter said...

ok, @Adam (and others) - it was a joke! The Touch doesn't have Bluetooth. And even the Bluetooth on the iPhone (whether 2G or 3G) does not support the use of keyboards or GPSes. All I have is a litle application that puts a bluetooth icon in my title bar. Sorry!

Anonymous said...

This is a very misleading blog.

Anonymous said...

Deal with it!

Anonymous said...

time waster!

Anonymous said...

F*ck you Anon; you brilliant poet, you!

David said...

Setwart, your an idiot! Ipod touch 2g has bluetooth and you can use it in OS 3.0. Just jailbreak your ipod's people. Then you can do what you want!

Stewart Midwinter said...

Clearly my post was about the 1st generation iPod, which does NOT have bluetooth.