iPhone 2G Peer To Peer

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  1. makeout

    makeout Well-Known Member

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    Yesterday I was going to start implementing bluetooth peer-to-peer in my game. To my surprise, I found out bluetooth peer-to-peer doesn't work on the iPhone 2g.

    Now this is my rant... Clearly the iPhone 2g has what it takes to support such a feature. Now not only as an indie dev will I have to buy a new iPhone. What is even more appalling is the fact that by doing this, they are dividing the app store market needlessly.
     
  2. Grumps

    Grumps Well-Known Member
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    From what I recall, they did announce this in WWDC that 2G will not support the function. So I guess that is the case now.
     
  3. makeout

    makeout Well-Known Member

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    yeah it probably was.
    Must've missed it. It just seemed like a no brainer to include p2p bluetooth on the 2g.
     
  4. randomdude

    randomdude Well-Known Member

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    I only saw it and it says that only the 1G iPod Touch can't support it. 0.o and also heard that from engadget too.
     
  5. jasonc23

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    I saw that too, im so annoyed at apple. Gimme video, voice control and peer to peer bluetooth!!!!!!!
     
  6. Grumps

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  7. My understanding is that the Bluetooth chip in the first generation hardware lacks the needed features to support peer-to-peer. There are other Bluetooth features missing from gen 1 as well (such as A2DP).
     

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