Proof that Apple can easily sync the iPod Touch over Wifi

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  1. soad112589

    soad112589 New Member

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    If you have the 2.0 firmware and install the remote app, you'll see your iPod under the devices section. This means that iTunes can recognize the iPod through wifi. It would take a little work to enable syncing but it can be done like the Zune.
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    And the use of Syncing over Wifi is....?

    Considering that it is Tons slower and more Unsecured than USB.. I don't know why you'd want to sync over Wifi.
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    Syncing over wi-fi has always worked, I use Amarok in Linux to sync my music wirelessly.
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    if ur away or will be home late or something
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    Well, security is sort of secondary. But it could make sense, you come home, you drop the iPod and your cellphone to charge by the door. With Smart Playlists set up it could easily sync itself with your library and you pick it up the next morning as you leave the house.
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    That would sound nice in a fantasy land of batteries that live forever. However my ipod needs to be charged frequently.
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    soad112589 New Member

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    I've done it in linux but it made my album art disappear. I'm not sure if its something I did or if its a bug. I didn't try it again to make sure, but I was talking about using it with iTunes, not Amarok, Rhythmbox, or any other linux program.
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    If you want to put music on and have a full battery, you dont wanna plug it in when its like 60% battery >_>

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    soad112589 New Member

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    It would be secure if you have some type of encryption on your wireless, and it wouldn't be much harder on the battery than watching a streaming video cause the video is using wifi and writing information to the iPod.
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    It's automatic and it wouldn't be too much slower. I'm guessing it would be just as fast, if not faster, as downloading a song from iTunes. In fact it should be faster, considering it's a local connection. If you're behind a secure WiFi connection, security shouldn't matter.

    I'd love to see this. I'm not a huge fan of having to sync my iPod and wait for it to check my bookmarks, contacts, apps, etc. when I just downloaded one song that I really want to listen to on my iPod. (This is assuming it would only push new content to the iPod instead of completely syncing)

    I'd take it even if it wasn't automatic. If you only had to click on your device and hit sync I'd still love it.

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