Wi-Fi Sync is a $9.99 app in Cydia that syncs your iOS device over wi-fi with iTunes. You can read more about the app here. A couple of months ago the developer of Wi-Fi sync tweeted that he was working on Wi-Fi Sync 2.0, which would include wireless syncing over 3G and VPN. Yesterday he announced the beta signup for Wi-Fi Sync 2.0. I can’t wait to get my hands on it…

The update is scheduled to be released this December. I highly doubt that Apple will be implementing any type of wi-fi syncing into iTunes by then, so it looks like Wi-Fi Sync will be the only option for awhile. Although, the fact that Apple recently patented MagSafe for iOS devices hints that they are probably working on wireless syncing at Cupertino.

I really hope that this new version of Wi-Fi Sync works well. When the app originally came out I used it for a couple of weeks. Sadly, the novelty of the feature wore off when it became too slow to use on a daily basis. And most of the time I found that I didn’t actually need Wi-Fi Sync, because whenever I was at home I was right by my computer.

However, syncing over 3G would be a game changer. I could see plenty of scenarios when I would sync with my computer back home while I’m out and about. It will be interesting to see how syncing over 3G will be made secure in Wi-Fi Sync 2.0, or if the developer will be able to improve the sluggishness of the experience.

I have high hopes, what about you?

  • Derek

    Bought this app a while back. Didn’t work with iTunes 10 and now tech support.

    • nachsh

      did it ever work out with the iTunes 10?
      I can’t get it to detect my computer…

  • Derek

    No tech support. Sorry

  • Burge

    This App is great I got it when it was $4.99. I carnt wait for the update..

  • iKing

    well this wont run up someones data usage at all
    😀 lol

  • Burge

    This is what the creator if wi-fi sync has put on twitter a few data ago ………..
    To clarify: Wi-Fi Sync 2.0 will be free update in Cydia. Sync over 3G will cost one-off $5 fee. It’ll also work from *other* wi-fi networks!
    …….
    So looks like a 3G over the air sync is going to cost to have this feature…

  • Thanks for the added info, Burge!

  • Dark

    Making Gud moneyy

    • Burge

      He has had over 200000 downloads of his app… Makes you wonder why apple haven’t sorted this out out….And most of them were at the $ 9.99 mark…so glad I got I when it was on sale at $4.99

  • SamSam6599

    No Support From Developer!!!!!
    ACK!
    I regret buying wi-fi sync