Bluetooth 3.0 Standard Announced - in Time for iPhone 3.0?

We mentioned Bluetooth 3.0 before, and now it looks like the spec is getting a tad more specified. WMExperts has the story covered but suffice it to say it's stronger, better, faster, longer. (Or at least it borrows 802.11 WiFi power when it needs to be).

Lot's we still don't know, however, including whether by some miracle Apple could have it ready -- or at least ready to be upgradable -- by the time we get some new iPhone hardware this summer. Also, whether or not we'll be able to use BT 3.0 for wondrous things like wireless local syncing of ginormous media files.

With the new accessory access APIs announced as part of iPhone 3.0, however, it looks like we will be seeing some amazing new stuff coming our way... at some point.

What would you like to see?

Rene Ritchie

Rene Ritchie is one of the most respected Apple analysts in the business, reaching a combined audience of over 40 million readers a month. His YouTube channel, Vector, has over 90 thousand subscribers and 14 million views and his podcasts, including Debug, have been downloaded over 20 million times. He also regularly co-hosts MacBreak Weekly for the TWiT network and co-hosted CES Live! and Talk Mobile. Based in Montreal, Rene is a former director of product marketing, web developer, and graphic designer. He's authored several books and appeared on numerous television and radio segments to discuss Apple and the technology industry. When not working, he likes to cook, grapple, and spend time with his friends and family.