iOS 4.1 finally implements AVRCP stereo Bluetooth controls

If you’ve ever used your iPhone to listen to music wirelessly, you’ve probably been pretty peeved that the controls on your bluetooth headphones/car stereo didn’t work. Sure, you could play/pause tracks, but having to use your iPhone to skip them? Sooooo 2004…

Well, you can breathe a sigh of relief, friends, for Apple has finally implemented the Audio/Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP) into iOS 4.1, and all is well with the world.

A2DP (the profile responsible for sending stereo audio over Bluetooth) has been a feature since iPhone OS 3, and — to me — seems a logical pairing with AVRCP, so why Apple didn’t add them to the OS at the same time is a bit of a mystery.

But who am I to question the team behind one of the most successful products in the world?

[via TiPb]