iOS 5 Beta 2 was released last night for registered developers. The big news about the new beta is that WiFi Sync has been enabled – though only for Mac users it looks like.
Here are the recommended steps and requirements for getting WiFi Sync enabled on an iPad (or other iOS device) running:
— You need to be running iOS 5 beta 2 of course, iTunes 10.5 beta 2, and Mac OS X 10.6.8 or a preview build of OS X Lion.
— After restoring your iPad to iOS 5 beta 2, you should do a first sync while connected to your Mac.
Wi-Fi Sync – the superb (jaibreak) app that provides the ability to sync your iPad (or iPhone) wirelessly with iTunes – is now on sale at a 50% off price of $4.99. The sale is from now until June 11.
I had been looking forward to wireless sync for the iPhone ever since it launched and Wi-Fi sync is a god-send app for me on both the iPhone and the iPad. No more need to get a sync cable out when I just want to get a few newly purchased songs loaded onto my iDevices.
It’s a great app – if the larger price had you holding off on it, now is a very good time to give it a go. You’ll find it in Cydia now.
The excellent Wi-Fi Sync jailbreak app is now available for the iPad – and it works and provides lovely wireless iTunes sync.
Now here’s a good reason for having kept my iPad jailbroken, even though I haven’t been using many jailbreak apps. Wi-Fi Sync was an instant favorite app on my iPhone, as I am a big hater of having to be cable-connected in order to sync. So I’m very, very happy to see Wi-Fi Sync hit the iPad, and to see that it works well in my very quick testing of it.