Wi-Fi Sync App that you will probably never see on your idevice

Published Monday, April 26, 2010 10:58 AM


There an app for the iPhone, iPod, iPad that allows you to sync your device via Wi-Fi. The applications Wi-Fi Sync has assumably been submitted to the Apple App Store and awaiting approval, but I doubt it will see the light of day.

Wi-Fi Sync does exactly what you think it does. When you launch the app it connects to your Wi-Fi network and asks your computer to connect to it. When you accept it shows up in iTunes and you can sync your device without using the sync cable.

The down side to an application like this the first of all speed. Even a wireless N router only transfers data at about 100Mbps, which is much slower than the USB 2.0 cord that transfers at 500Mbps. There is also a security concerns is using Wi-Fi that should be addressed.

I think if Apple wanted the iPhone, iPad, iPod to sync wirelessly they would have implemented something. I don't think they are going to allow this app through, but if they did it might be worth a try. I think the fact you have to open the app and connect it to the computer and then sync it in itunes is kind of annoying. I might as well us the cord. I can't wait until all the idevices within the reach of your Wi-fi network could be synced without you having to do anything on the device. That means the iPod in my car could be synced while sitting in the parking lot and that would be super cool. I think perhaps I'll just wait till that happens.

 
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