15484 Views 13 Replies Latest reply: Mar 28, 2011 6:55 AM by roaminggnome
Currently Being ModeratedOct 26, 2010 11:34 AM (in response to show_blue)it's not possible... the bluetooth profile is limited to tethering and audio...MBP, Mac OS X (10.6.4), 64GB iPad 3G (OS 3.2.1); 32GB iPhone 3GS/iPhone 4 (iOS 4.1); 30GB HP iPod
Currently Being ModeratedOct 26, 2010 2:29 PM (in response to celliott147)The iPod Touch does not allow BT wireless tethering, only PAN (allowing other iPod Touch users to game wirelessly together).
Unfortunately there is no capability to transfer data through BT, only to allow audio transmission through car stereos and home theater equipment.Gateway Laptop: Home Premium Upgrade:, Windows 7, iPod Touch 8GB (4G)
Currently Being ModeratedOct 26, 2010 2:40 PM (in response to drumboi88)the profile is the same as the one on the iPhone, so it is technically capable, but not accessible...MBP, Mac OS X (10.6.4), 64GB iPad 3G (OS 3.2.1); 32GB iPhone 3GS/iPhone 4 (iOS 4.1); 30GB HP iPod
Currently Being ModeratedOct 26, 2010 10:49 PM (in response to lllaass)I looked for the profiles on http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3647
HID device is with the actual ios for Iphone and Ipod touch available.
If the bluetooth device will show as HID device can be easily connected ?
Iphone or Ipod can receive data from the bluetooth device ?
Is HID profile also usable to send data to the bluetooth device?
For example touch button an Iphone App will send datacode to HID device, Device then turn on for example an led ?
Please post if anyone have done such App or function.iOS 4
Currently Being ModeratedOct 27, 2010 12:02 AM (in response to show_blue)HID Profile is a "Human Interface Device Profile", this allows connections between bluetooth keyboards, and similar devices. It's basically a "human convenience" that lets a user make input through another device.
The PAN Profile ("Personal Area Network) is a profile that can actually transmit and receive data. The data though is limited to peer-to-peer gaming (games that can be played with others in the vicinity). A good example is the Rock Band multiplayer, where players join up using Bluetooth (and not Wi-Fi, to prevent lag).
I believe there isn't any reverse HID applications (remotely using the HID from the iPod), most app that do that are wi-fi transmitted, since there's no need for a long, direct, connection. Examples are the Apple Remote, ADT Security, and OnStar. These all allow you to access your devices that are kept on your wireless signal (OnStar uses some sort of cell phone reception to put your car on a network).Gateway Laptop: Home Premium Upgrade:, Windows 7, iPod Touch 8GB (4G)
Currently Being ModeratedOct 27, 2010 10:11 PM (in response to lllaass)I have seen applications with barcode readers. They are connected as an keyboard and send the bar code like a keyboard to the Iphone.
Has anyone idea if HID can send code or Information to the keyboard ?
Receive Data could be possible like keyboard keys, but sending must also be possible for our application.
Is PAN better way or is it not possible to connect any other device than two Iphones over PAN ?
Want use bluetooth because of Power consumption and price of bluetooth modules.
Anyone other idea ?iOS 4
Currently Being ModeratedOct 31, 2010 11:10 PM (in response to show_blue)hello,
i have more read about the MFI programm.
For this it must be possible if hardware is in the MFI project to connect also over SPP Profile ?
Is there anyone who knows this or who knows who I can the answer to this question ?iOS 4
Currently Being ModeratedNov 4, 2010 1:51 PM (in response to show_blue)The "Apple authentication chip" sounds like the SIM card in an iPhone. No SIM chips in the touch.
BTW, why don't you give this one a rest? The touch is not going to be doing data transmission via Bluetooth anytime soon.iMAC 20", iMAC 21.5", Mac OS X (10.6.4), 2G touch iOS 4.1
Currently Being ModeratedDec 20, 2010 10:08 PM (in response to show_blue)Development of an iOS bluetooth module are almost commercially available - and yes, even with this, you still need to follow the Apple approval norm for Apps - check unagi.net or email to firstname.lastname@example.org with any questionsiPhone, iOS 4
Currently Being ModeratedMar 28, 2011 5:49 AM (in response to WillowFactor)Hi,
any news to this topic?? I'm gonna to solving a very similar problem. My goal is to bring different sensor via BT on the iPhone/iPad. HID profile is ok for me, because the data rate is very low. Has anybody experience with suitable modules with HID working on IOS devices?
Thanks for the discussion.Ipad, iOS 4
Currently Being ModeratedMar 28, 2011 6:55 AM (in response to Makeblue)"any news to this topic??"
Not a feature of the ipod touch.
There is no way to know what will happen in the future, unless Apple announce - which the very rarely do.
Speculating on unannounced products is not permitted here.powerbook g4, iMac 20, Mac OS X (10.6.4), Time Capsule, iphone 3gs, iphone 4, ipod, ipod touch