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iOS Wi-Fi Sync 2.0 beta launches on Mac

It's been more than 6 months since Steve Jobs said iPhones would "someday" be able to wirelessly sync with Macs. Apple still hasn't delivered, but a third-party workaround called Wi-FI Sync 2.0 is now in beta. The original Wi-Fi Sync app was released last year, but 2.0 has two important new features: it will auto-detect Macs on your home network, and it offers syncing via 3G. Anyone who purchases WI-Fi Sync 1.1 from the Cydia Store can access the 2.0 beta right now.

Wi-Fi Sync works well, but the initial setup takes some work. First off, you'll need to jailbreak your phone and buy Wi-Fi Sync ($10) from the Cydia Store. Next, you'll need to install the Wi-Fi Sync desktop app (which is Mac-only) and launch it before you launch iTunes. Finally, launch Wi-Fi Sync on your iPhone and enter a code from the desktop app to pair your devices. Voila! Now you're ready to sync over Wi-Fi.

Okay, it might not "just work," but it's a decent enough placeholder until Apple finally builds wireless syncing into iTunes.

Tags: apps, cydia, iphone, itunes, jailbreak, osx, sync, syncing, wi-fi, wi-fi sync, Wi-fiSync

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