VoIP, printing and Bluetooth streaming for iPhone

Apple’s in development firmware iPhone Software 2.0 potentially supports a range of features that have been hoped for by users, including the capacity to stream music to Bluetooth speaker systems, printing and more.

Meanwhile, third-party developer Jajah has confirmed it intends producing a solution that will legitimately enable voice over IP calling using the Apple device, though only when using a WiFi connection.

Apple confirmed it would allow the development of VoIP applications in early March, when it announced the new software and the iPhone SDK. Jajah will ship its VoIP solution shortly after the iPhone Software 2.0 ships in June.

Developers have been exploring the new version of the iPhone Firmware since it debuted, and interesting nuggets suggesting the addition of a new set of features for the device continue to emerge. 

Such new features include more general support for YouTube in Safari – where users navigating to a YouTube video using the browser have so far been transported to the built-in YouTube application, it appears users can now expect to enjoy their video within a browser session.

Bluetooth support has also reportedly been improved in the new software. Apple has clearly understood that the limited form of Bluetooth currently supported by the device is inadequate for many users, who want to, for example, stream music from their iTunes collection held on their device to external speaker systems. Now it appears Apple will deploy Bluetooth GPS and A2DP (required for media streaming) on the phone.

It also appears possible users will be able to print directly from their device – a useful feature for backing up important email correspondence. The evidence for this is a new Printers folder which has appeared in the Library of the OS, though this doesn’t mean such support is a definite for the release.


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