Well, it’s been just over a year now when I bought the Motorola S9-HD Bluetooth Stereo Headset. The sole purpose was to be wireless when out and about to stream audio content from my iPhone 3GS. The catch here was that the iOS did not have the full AVRCP 1.0 built-in, so skipping forward or backward had to be done directly from the 3GS. Since then iPhone and iPod Touch users have waited through various iOS updates which added up to nothing more than teases in various iOS betas, now with iOS 4.1 you can finally keep your iPhone where it belongs… in your pocket.
Last night I downloaded the new iTunes 10 and the iOS 4.1 GM. Installed the new iOS on to my iPhone 4 and tested it out with my S9-HD. In one word… s-w-e-e-t. This is one of those features that either works or it doesn’t and in this case it works. I haven’t tested it outside yet to see if the Bluetooth connection is any better but that’s coming. So for those waiting for the official release of iOS 4.1 just know you should have total control of your media via a bluetooth headset once 4.1 is released to the masses. Just be aware that all headsets don’t always play nice with all devices so make sure your headset firmware is up to date, actually supports AVRCP and restore your iPhone as a new device. This way you leave behind any trace of the older firmware/software that may not be compatible and cause problems.