Infrared syncing: good idea?

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acosmichippo

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i was thinking today that instead of having an annoying hole in our phones with various pins to get bent and dust/lint to settle into, a simple IR eye could replace the dock altogether. No physical connection would be needed... simply make the new "dock" an IR receiver and sync that way... and computers with IR wouldn't even need the dock.

I realize this is just more hardware that would have to get squeezed into a small package, but maybe if you completely remove the existing hard-connection it might be possible...

anyway, just throwin it out there...
 

tran_man

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What would be nice is to sync via bluetooth like BlackBerry's. I hate having to connect my phone to the computer. It was great to be able to sync from across the room with no problems. Oh well, I know it isn't a BB.
 

Lincoln

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I would love to have IR syncing.

I would still want to dock my phone on my desk in my room at night, but not hooking up the computer would be nice.

- John
 

psylichon

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IR's a pain in the butt. My friend and I used to try it and it's SLOW. Bluetooth is a much better method for file exchange.

And if we're talking about syncing with the computer, I wouldn't be surprised to see bluetooth or wifi sync sometime in the iPhone's future. It only makes sense.
 

acosmichippo

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yeah, i guess bluetooth would make more sense.

still, any cordless method of syncing would compliment the style and technology of the iPhone.

i also realized that it's not possible to completely remove the dock connector, because you would still need some way to charge the phone.






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xcissexc

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IR is a pain because u have to point the 2 IR receivers at each other, you cant just keep your phone in your pocket to sync. it is possible to remove all wire connections from the iPhone, or any device. wireless charging already exists through induction. it pretty much works like a radio. u plug a unit into the wall with a very long radio wave length. the iPhone (or any device) picks up the radio wave through an inductor (coil of wire) and converts it into electricity. the only reason its no in commercial products yet is because the units are too large to fit into portable products. by the end of the decade im sure u will never plug your cell phone into a cable ever again.
 

Chris716

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yes i remember when i had a treo an was syning with someone else that had one the damn things had to be touching just to sync something lol bluetooth is awesome though can sync within 30 ft or so from someone
 

psylichon

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wireless charging already exists through induction...the only reason its no in commercial products yet is because the units are too large to fit into portable products.
Perhaps for "long distance" wireless charging, but my wet-dry Panasonic shaver from ... geez, at least 8 years ago now... uses induction charging so as to avoid any electrical contact points on the exterior (wouldn't wanna shave in the shower with that, now would ya). You need to slide it into its holster, but there is no lock or "click" or metal contact of any sort. I always thought that was cool.

I'm not sure I'd want a large scale version charging everything in my house... who knows what those kinds of loooong waves will do to your person...
 

xcissexc

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I'm not sure I'd want a large scale version charging everything in my house... who knows what those kinds of loooong waves will do to your person...
thats why the units arnt for sale on the market yet. engineers are still working on a a unit that it small enought to fit in portable devices but strong enough to pick up the signal whihc doest travel far from the wall unit. the signal doesn't travel far so that i wont harm humans. u no smoke dedectors also produce radiation that gave u cancer, but thewaves are blocked really easily. the fcc would never allow something to go onto the market that can cause cancer.
 

Chris716

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IR syncing was nice in like 1999.
BT would be the way to go now.

lol thats so true would be good then why wont they allow us to do bt why wont they make that possible that makes me so mad all my other phones can do this and this phone is suspose to be so revolutionary and all
 

psylichon

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Hey, as long as we're dreaming... why no Wifi sync? More people have this sort of connectivity compared to bluetooth networking.

As someone who's synced for years with BT, it's a PITA, AFAIK. Enough acronyms. Bring on the WIFI

doh.