iPhone Apps: iTunes Remote Control Free from Apple?

iPhone 2.0 Apps: iTunes Remote

iPhone 2.0 and its App Store are almost upon us, and while deep-delving every new SDK/firmware beta has revealed many a gem before, this time it's the Read Me file from the new, developer-only, iTunes 7.7 beta that's giving up the goodness:

Also use the new Remote application for iPhone or iPod touch to control iTunes playback from anywhere in your home -- a free download from the App Store.


This feature -- and hopefully parallel Front Row and Apple TV remote control -- has been near the top of my wish list since the iPhone was announced, and while this type of functionality (and much more!) has been hinted at before, it looks like we might finally see it.

Now how about hurrying up with 2.0 already, Apple, you teases!


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Rene Ritchie

EiC of iMore, EP of Mobile Nations, Apple analyst, co-host of Debug, Iterate, Vector, Review, and MacBreak Weekly podcasts. Cook, grappler, photon wrangler. Follow him on Twitter and Google+.

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iPhone Apps: iTunes Remote Control Free from Apple?


That'd be nice. I've been thinking about just controlling iTunes, Apple TV, and Front Row, but streaming would be a plus.
Also, some sort of meta-date on the iPhone beyond what you get on a normal "remote" would make it very nifty.