iPhone 3.0 beta 4 A2DP still needs work

by Justin Horn on Apr 30th, 2009 @ 9:51 am

UPDATE A2DP now working great on beta 5!

I first tried the A2DP bluetooth when 3.0b1 first came out and it was definitely beta. Since then it’s slowly improved. The issue of the audio breaking up / freezing when using other apps (vs leaving the phone locked) is gone. The quality is pretty good, but still doens’t seem as good as wired although I guess this is to be expected.

The one issue that’s come up and hasn’t been resovled is while trying to use the headset while jogging. Everytime I go outside with the iPhone in my pocket and my Motorola¬† S9-HDs on my head it starts to break up. It’s worse when I’m jogging, but still happens even when just walking. With every beta it seems to break up a touch less, but no real improvments. When “kinda” jogging inside the problem doesn’t exist. I have a feeling it has to do with added interference outside the protection of my concert walls. We are still 30-60 days from a final release so I’m hoping they get a few more betas out between now and then with a fix for this issue.

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  3. Dyvim
    May 1st, 2009 7:40 am

    What about AVRCP protcol? Can you play/pause/skip tracks from your BT headphones? Or do you still need to do it from your iPhone?

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  5. Justin
    May 1st, 2009 9:26 am

    Using the S9-HDs I can only pause/play from the headset. When hitting the skip forward/backward it doesn’t do anything.

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  7. Andy
    May 12th, 2009 7:22 pm

    From what I’ve read about the S9′, the breaking up outside issues are a problem with them. So I would be interested if that problem persists with another pair of stereo bluetooth headphones.

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  9. [...] cutting in and out when using the headset outside (seemed like a bad bluetooth connection) remained in my last A2DP update. One beta later and the problem is solved! I’m now able to use the S9-HDs when jogging, guess [...]

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