Rogue iPhone App Could Lead to Wireless Synching

Rogue iPhone App Could Lead to Wireless Synching

Sonia Zjawinski
Apr 26, 2010

If there's one thing that drives us crazy it's trying to find a particular syncing cable in our bag o' USB cords. There have been numerous occasions we've cursed our missing iPod Touch cable and cursed Apple for not having a wireless sync option. One developer has coded a solution, but it's up in the air whether or not Steve Jobs and company will approve its sale in the iTunes App Store.

The app, which you can see in all its glory in the video below, uses your existing WiFi network to sync your iPhone, iPod, or iPad with your computer. U.K.-based developer Greg Hughes has even engineered a Windows version.

According to Rick Broida of Cnet, "In an e-mail I received from Hughes, he says he plans to submit Wi-Fi Sync at the end of this week. Chances are we'll be waiting at least another week after that to find out if the application makes it through. If it does, it'll cost you $4.99--a perfectly reasonable price for such a desirable capability, IMHO." We fully agree, but we fear Broida may be right in predicting that the folks at Apple won't approve this useful app. We're keeping our fingers crossed.

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