I was disappointed to find out that the iPhone bluetooth is Not working as expected. This is the first phone with bluetooth which I owned that is not connecting with my PC. I have used Nokia and Sony Ericsson bluetooth to connect my PC and backup my phones. With iPhone, the only way is to use the USB cable to connect to your PC.
The iPhone crippled bluetooth can use bluetooth earpiece or bluetooth headset.
iPhone does not support:
- Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP)
- Audio/Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP)
- Basic Imaging Profile (BIP)
- Basic Printing Profile (BPP)
- Cordless Telephony Profile (CTP)
- Device ID Profile (DID)
- Dial-up Networking Profile (DUN)
- Fax Profile (FAX)
- File Transfer Profile (FTP)
- General Audio/Video Distribution Profile (GAVDP)
- Generic Access Profile (GAP)
- Generic Object Exchange Profile (GOEP)
- Human Interface Device Profile (HID)
- Intercom Profile (ICP)
- Object Push Profile (OPP)
- Personal Area Networking Profile (PAN)
- Phone Book Access Profile (PBAP)
- Serial Port Profile (SPP)
- Service Discovery Application Profile (SDAP)
- SIM Access Profile (SAP,SIM)
- Synchronisation Profile (synch)
- Video Distribution Profile (vdp)
- Wireless Application Protocol Bearer (WAPB)
iPhone 3GS Bluetooth with Windows Vista
As for the new iPhone 3GS, Windows Vista may the the culprit that prevent proper communication over bluetooth. My Vista kept asking to look for “Bluetooth Peripheral Device”?! Apparently, Vista does not have a driver to support iPhone 3GS bluetooth profiles.
If you manage to connect using bluetooth for Internet tethering, leave a comment below.
[Update 18 Aug 2009] iPhone 3GS Bluetooth Internet Tethering
Managed to connect my MacBook Pro via bluetooth to iPhone internet tethering after performing latest software updates including the latest version of iTune 8.2.1 (6).
[Update 28 Jan 2010] Steve Jobs announced the Apple iPad yesterday. Will the iPad be another crippled device?