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fitz62

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never paid any attention to this until now but will the iPhone have speakerphone capabilities?
 

wot_fan

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I remember reading in a hands on review shortly after the keynote that the speaker phone was surprisingly good. I look forward to giving it a test drive. It would come in very handy for those times you need hands free operation and you don't have your bluetooth headset.
 

Daywalker7

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Go to the official iPhone website.
It shows a demo of the speakerphone working with 3 way calling.
It's just an icon that pops up during a phone conversation.
 

DiscoJoey

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I remember reading in a hands on review shortly after the keynote that the speaker phone was surprisingly good. I look forward to giving it a test drive. It would come in very handy for those times you need hands free operation and you don't have your bluetooth headset.
im glad to hear that, i was afraid since it was so thin and packed with features the speaker phone would suck.
 

Daywalker7

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This phone should work great with in car bluetooth systems.
I just got a Motorola BLNC and can't wait to try it with the iPhone.
 

wot_fan

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Yep, but it's only Bluetooth 2.0 and not A2DP.:(

A2DP
Could you please provide a reference? I haven't read anything official about A2DP, but I would be surprised if it wasn't present. It seems like a must have for a device that is supposed to be so multimedia driven.

Even if the iPhone doesn't ship with A2DP, it can be added down the road since it is not hardware based.
 

ColsTiger

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Could you please provide a reference? I haven't read anything official about A2DP, but I would be surprised if it wasn't present. It seems like a must have for a device that is supposed to be so multimedia driven.

Even if the iPhone doesn't ship with A2DP, it can be added down the road since it is not hardware based.
It's in the specs.

• System requirements
- Mac or PC
- iTunes 7
- Internet access is required, and a broadband connection is recommended
- Mac: Mac with a USB 2.0 port, Mac OS X 10.4.8 or later
- PC: Windows PC with a USB 2.0 port and Windows XP Home or Professional (Service Pack 2)
• External Controls
- Volume Up / Down
- Ringer / Silent
- Power / Lock
- Sleep / Wake
- Menu Button
• Dimensions
- 4.5 x 2.4 x 0.46 inches / 115 x 61 x 11.6mm
• Weight 4.8 ounces / 125 grams
• Input Method - Multi-touch
• Operating System - OS X
• Screen size - 3.5 inches
• Screen resolution - 320 x 480 at 160 ppi
• Storage - 4GB or 8GB
• GSM - Quad-band (MHz: 850, 900, 1800, 1900)
• Wireless data
- Wi-Fi (802.11b/g) + EDGE + Bluetooth 2.0

• Camera - 2.0 megapixels
• Battery
- Lithium
- Up to 5 hours - Talk / Video / Browsing
- Up to 16 hours - Audio playback
(Battery life varies by use)
• Connectors and other input & output
- 30 pin iPod connector
- 3.5mm jack includes audio and mic support
- SIM tray
- Built-in speaker
- Built-in microphone
 

Daywalker7

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So if this does not have A2DP, will bluetooth stereo headphones still work with the iPhone? Just no controlling the iPhone w the headset?
 

wot_fan

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It's in the specs.

• System requirements
- Mac or PC
- iTunes 7
- Internet access is required, and a broadband connection is recommended
- Mac: Mac with a USB 2.0 port, Mac OS X 10.4.8 or later
- PC: Windows PC with a USB 2.0 port and Windows XP Home or Professional (Service Pack 2)
• External Controls
- Volume Up / Down
- Ringer / Silent
- Power / Lock
- Sleep / Wake
- Menu Button
• Dimensions
- 4.5 x 2.4 x 0.46 inches / 115 x 61 x 11.6mm
• Weight 4.8 ounces / 125 grams
• Input Method - Multi-touch
• Operating System - OS X
• Screen size - 3.5 inches
• Screen resolution - 320 x 480 at 160 ppi
• Storage - 4GB or 8GB
• GSM - Quad-band (MHz: 850, 900, 1800, 1900)
• Wireless data
- Wi-Fi (802.11b/g) + EDGE + Bluetooth 2.0

• Camera - 2.0 megapixels
• Battery
- Lithium
- Up to 5 hours - Talk / Video / Browsing
- Up to 16 hours - Audio playback
(Battery life varies by use)
• Connectors and other input & output
- 30 pin iPod connector
- 3.5mm jack includes audio and mic support
- SIM tray
- Built-in speaker
- Built-in microphone
The specs don't list any of the bluetooth profiles. I don't think this gives any info on A2DP one way or the other.
 

Bootlessjam

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Funny how those specs say it has Bluetooth 2.0 when Steve in his keynote said it has 2.0 + EDR (Enhanced Data Rate)

Perhaps they just didn't think the EDR part was important enough to write down. To me, the EDR means you'll be able to use the bluetooth for much more than just headsets, since they don't really need EDR.
 

joe

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I thought I read in another thread on this same subject that BT 2.0 typically included A2DP? I'm no BT expert, but I don't think we've been given the exact BT profile used in the iPhone.