One of Our Most Desired iOS Features? Android Has It
This is a feature we’ve long-wanted built into our iPhones, it just hasn’t happened yet. We want the ability to sync our devices over wifi as a part of iOS. Unfortunately, it may be a while before we see it.
Android, on the other hand, is able to do that right now. Thanks to DoubleTwist and its new AirSync feature. With an iPhone, you must plug into your computer, directly with a provided USB cable, and let iTunes sync, or just move in the files you want. Either way, it takes a while and is very annoying, especially if you have stairs.
Does that thing remind anyone else of Camel cigarettes?
Then There’s Winamp
AirSync isn’t the only Android solution. Users can also pick up Winamp for Android. We’ve heard mixed words on Winamp, but they can definitely become great. Users can manage their data over their wifi network. All you will need of course is Winamp for Android and the new version of Winamp for your PC.
Will the iPhone Get Wireless Sync?
Well, nothing official has been announced yet. It has to happen one day, not because we say so, but because it would only make sense. In fact, when we collected emails we found around the internet in our “Letters to Uncle Steve” piece, we did run into an email that is supposedly from Jobs (we can’t confirm it for sure) and it says the following:
Do you think you will ever allow syncing iPhone to Mac over wifi?
If that’s really Steve (and as we all know, he has publicly said he does check his email and personally answers some of it) then we know it’s coming “someday” we just don’t know when. We’d like to say that having these features on Android will put some pressure on him, but judging by what we’ve seen in the past, the dude does things when he thinks it’s time.
Let’s hope it’s soon.