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BGR reports iTunes wireless sync/streaming coming soon

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Most of us have expected Apple to offer some sort of wireless syncing with iOS devices and iTunes sooner or later. BGR reports that is “definitely” happening soon. Guess if you wait long enough, later becomes sooner.

The highlights from one of their reliable sources include:

  1. Streaming music and movies from Apple’s servers to your computers, devices, etc.
  2. Streaming music and movies from your home computers to your other computers, remote devices, etc.
  3. Wireless iTunes syncing with devices

Nothing groundbreaking here as these features have been offered by a variety of devices and services. In fact, the iTunes ecosystem already does all of these in very limited forms (previews streamed from iTunes, streaming music via AirTunes, and Apple TV syncs via Wi-Fi). All that current functionality happens over Wi-Fi though, so I wouldn’t bank on all this streaming and syncing working over 3G. I’d expect music via 3G but nothing else.

Still, given the millions of people using iOS devices, expanding these services to full-fledged streaming and syncing is quite an undertaking. I’m sure it will arrive amidst reports of Apple breaking the Interwebs.

Alleged Apple fanboi, accused Android apologist, and confirmed Microsoft MVP for touch and tablet Mark Sumimoto a.k.a. Sumocat dabbles in all areas of mobile computing with a focus on Windows-based Tablet PCs and pen input. A mobile computing enthusiast since 2004, he pioneered the field of ink blogging via his personal blog, Sumocat's Scribbles. His current tools include a Fujitsu Lifebook T900, TEGA v2, and iPhone 4. Email: sumocat [at] notebooks.com

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