iOS 4.1 Brings AVRCP Bluetooth Controls To The iPhone

BY Jason

Published 6 Sep 2010

iOS 4.1

Steve Jobs had announced at Apple’s September 1 special event that iOS 4.1 for iPhone and iPod Touch users will be released this week.

As we had reported, iOS 4.1 includes fix for the proximity sensor, Bluetooth and iPhone 3G performance problems.

It also includes some major features such as HDR photos, HD video upload, ability to buy TV show rentals and Game Center, Apple’s social gaming network.

But there is one useful feature that Apple did not mention at the special event.

AVRCP Bluetooth Controls:

AVRCP (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile) is the protocol standard that allows a Bluetooth accessory to control media playback via buttons on the accessory itself.

Although A2DP (introduced in iPhone OS 3.0) allowed us to listen to high quality audio over Bluetooth and also gave us the ability to play and pause the music via the Bluetooth accessory, without support for AVRCP Bluetooth controls one had to use the iPod app to skip tracks forward or back and control the volume.

iOS 4.1 finally brings AVRCP Bluetooth controls to the iPhone, which has been requested by many users.

If you use Bluetooth accessory such as a headset with your iPhone or pair it with your car stereo then you're definitely going to dig this feature.

Have you been waiting for this feature? Let us know in the comments.