Industry experts have applauded Apple for turning to Bluetooth technology to underpin its iSync, iChat and Rendezvous releases.
Stephen Carter – CEO of wireless-technology firm Cingular said: "The fact that a progressive company like Apple has built its wireless-phone strategy around the integration of Bluetooth shows that it's both on the cutting edge of not just the personal computing industry, but wireless communications as well.”
Long-time Apple watcher, Tim Bajarin, president of California-based Creative Strategies, also thinks Apple has got it right: "Bluetooth is potentially the conduit for communications and data connectivity.”
Bluetooth wireless technology revolutionizes the personal connectivity market by providing freedom from wired connections – enabling links between mobile computers, mobile phones, portable handheld devices, and connectivity to the Internet.
Apple's senior management believes wireless access to corporate data will coalesce around synchronization software and Bluetooth-enabled handsets, notebooks, desktops, and wireless carriers.
Apple product marketing senior vice president Phil Schiller said devices are “going in the right direction in terms of enabling computers to seamlessly integrate third-generation data technology and protocols”. He added: "What's needed, they're doing."