A developer, medevil, has just claimed that his iPhone app called iBluetooth will allow users to transfer files from their iPhone to other Bluetooth devices. He has also released a demo video of his iPhone app in action.
We had recently written about SweetTooth, the jailbreak app released by the Bluetooth dev team whose goal is to also get all the missing Bluetooth
profiles working on the iPhone. medevil is not part of the Bluetooth dev team.
The iPhone comes with Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR (short
for Enhanced Data Rate) built-in. But it only supports the Bluetooth Headset
Profile and Bluetooth Hands-free Profile 1.5 which is a major limitation.
The most commonly requested applications in the Bluetooth stack by iPhone users are A2DP wireless stereo support and the ability to transfer files to other bluetooth devices.
As you can see in the video below one of those requests will soon be addressed. In the video demo, medevil shows an iPhone running the app sending and receiving between a Mac and a Sony Ericsson handset.
However, there is some controversy over who is responsible for some of the code in iBlueTooth. The iBlueTooth dev team who had released SweetTooth have called medevil "a thief" on their forums. Here is a link to medevil's blog post to announce the app, but he didn't seem to have any comments regarding the controversy.
What do you think about the ability to transfer files via Bluetooth using your iPhone? Tell us in the comments.