iPhone / iPod Remote Control Feature Unearthed In iTunes 7.7 Beta
Apple issued a pre-release of iTunes 7.7 to registered, paid iPhone developers along with Beta 8 of the iPhone SDK. The software’s Read Me file revealed that Apple has developed an iTunes remote control application for the iPhone and iPod Touch. This will allow the aforementioned devices to manage iTunes from afar.
The Read Me file states, “Use iTunes 7.7 to sync music, video, and more with iPhone 3G, and download applications from the iTunes Store exclusively designed for iPhone and iPod touch with software version 2.0 or later. Also use the new Remote application for iPhone or iPod touch to control iTunes playback from anywhere in your home—a free download from the App Store.”
The beta also contains support for the new MobileMe service and the inclusion of an Applications tab in the iTunes sync screen to manage developer applications for the iPhone and iPod Touch products.