Most underreported feature of iPhone OS 3.0

The iPod Touch will get bluetooth

“Shortly following Apple’s release of the second-generation iPod touch, which unexpectedly added Nike + iPod receiver functionality to the touchscreen device, a hardware teardown by iFixit revealed the presence of a Broadcom BCM4325 chip with integrated Bluetooth support. The chip was determined at the time to be used for communication with the optional Nike + iPod Sensor accessory, but had no other known purpose.

During the iPhone OS 3.0 Event today, Apple announced that it would be unlocking the Bluetooth functionality of this chip upon the release of the new software, enabling features such as AD2P Stereo Bluetooth streaming, wireless gaming, and other application-to-application communications to be used by developers. It is unclear whether Apple will make all of the Bluetooth features of iPhone OS 3.0, including monaural headset support for phone calling, available to second-generation iPod touch users. “


I said it ;)

That is a killer feature – I just hope they will allow the iPod to use a phone’s data connection this way. While Apple may want users to buy iPhones, enabling to use the iPod Touch to use data aware applications off the AppStore may yield much more profit in the long term. There is a group of customers that may not want a new phone, but would buy an iPod Touch as an add-on to their current phone for music, movies, games and browsing.

Command&Conquer on the iPhone / iPod Touch

Oh my god this is awesome:


* Fully touch optimized for iPhone and iPod Touch
* 22 unit and structure types
* 20 story missions and 200+ add-on missions (and growing)
* Full PC-based mission editor – create and publish your own missions
* 2-4 player Multiplayer coming soon – now in BETA

Love it. Bought it even though I currently do not have a device to play it on.

Get it in iTMS
Warfare Incorporated

Fieldrunners – Best iPod Touch / iPhone game so far

I currently own a 16GB iPod Touch 1st Gen., but I was thinking of switching to a new Nano, because I’m really not using too much of the Touch features, and the click wheel is a huge advantage when using an iPod in a car.

Then I found Fieldrunner

It’s a tower defense like game, and it’s a hell of a lot of fun. Actually, I played it until I got a battery warning yesterday ;)

Get it in the AppStore!

QuickPwn 2.1 for Windows is here!

If you want to jailbreak your iPod Touch or iPhone with Firmware 2.1, follow this link to get to the official site.

If you want to get there quickly, just get this torrent.

This was my first time with QuickPwn, and man am I impressed – my iPod Touch 16GB was jailbroken in less than two minutes!

GREAT work, guys!

Jailbreak iPod Touch 1.1.4 32GB – success!

WOW, ZiPhone rocks! So far, 16GB and 32GB versions of the iPod touch were immune against Jailbreaks, but the master has done it again. It works exactly as shown in the video:

Go get the software and see for yourself. I have already installed some nice apps with the included, but I could need a hand on how to install Stumbler – it doesn’t work via Is there an alternative method to get the app onto the iPod Touch?

Now I’m REALLY happy I got the 32 Gig version – next stop wikipedia!

Two more signs the iPod Touch is a (hastily) downsized iPhone

I mentioned it when we discussed the possibility of bluetooth in the iPod Touch, but it seems there’s proof now that Apple just re-purposed the iPhone’s firmware when they created the iPod Touch (who could blame them – it was the obvious thing to do):

TUAW writes that image capture comes up when yiu attach an iPod Touch to a Mac, despite the Touch not having a camera

fscklog has a picture of an iPod Touch saying “iPhone is disabled”

I don’t think we need more proof…