iPhone Wi-Fi Sync rejected by Apple. On Cydia for $9.99

I wrote about iPhone Wi-Fi Sync on Touch Reviews last month, where I had this to say :

iPhone Wi-Fi sync is an upcoming app which does exactly what the name suggests. It allows you to sync your information from your desktop computer (Apple or Windows) via iTunes, with your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad (and visa-versa), much the same way that you can do right now via USB. It will never be as fast as USB, but it’s certainly a convenience people will want, definitely usable, and something other platforms have had for a while now.

Being pessimistic I can certainly see Apple taking a close look at how this desktop client bridges the connect between iTunes and the iPhone, and how the files are transferred. But it is certainly possible it is not breaking any rules that Apple has set, or are that concerned about enforcing. But app approvals are a rocky unpredictable road sometimes with Apple. And reasons given for rejection are not always very clear or transparent initially.

Well Apple rejected it. The author, Greg Hughes, gave this account of his conversation with an unnamed Apple rep. to Engadget :

While he agreed that the app doesn’t technically break the rules, he said that it does encroach upon the boundaries of what they can and cannot allow on their store. He also cited security concerns.

If you want this functionality then it’s available now on Cydia, for jailbroken iPhones.

Perhaps Apple might grace us with this in a future OS revision. Or simply buy Greg!

But don’t hold your breath!

Posted: May 15th, 2010
Categories: Apple, cydia
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