Currently users have to plug their iPhone to a computer via USB to sync it, which is quite frustrating for a mobile phone.
An iPhone app to make this process simpler could be coming soon. Wi-Fi Sync is an iPhone app that that will enable iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users to wirelessly sync their iDevice with iTunes.
The application is developed by Greg Hughes, a 2nd-year Computer Science student at the University of Birmingham. After launching the iPhone app, you need to pair the iPhone and the computer. Once this is done, the wireless syncing process will commence. It must be noted that in conventional tethered syncing, data transfers happen at speeds close to 500 Mbps. However, in case of wireless syncing, this may be a lot slower. Nevertheless, wireless syncing can be a great utility to a lot of users who may not want their iPhone to be tied to one place during the syncing process.
Check out a demo of Wi-Fi Sync in the video embedded below:
Though the demo shows the iPhone app working with a Mac, Hughes has clarified that it will also work with Windows.
Hughes plans to submit the iPhone app to the App Store for approval very shortly. While the iPhone app will be pretty useful and would be a killer iPhone app when iPhone OS 4 allows multitasking, it is quite likely to get rejected. As TechCrunch notes, a primary reason for this could be that Wi-Fi Sync's wireless communication with iTunes could be viewed as "unauthorized interaction" by Apple.
It is also speculated that Apple is working on a cloud-based version of iTunes, which could be launched sometime this year that could be another reason for the iPhone app to get rejected.
Hughes has tweeted that he hopes that Apple will approve it as it doesn't break any rules. Good luck Hughes, we love the idea.
As you might have guessed, you need to install a syncing application on your computer.
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