Firmware 2.0 allows iPhone and iPod Touch as iTunes Remote

iTunes 7.7 (not available for download yet) reveals the iPhone or iPod Touch can be used to remotely control iTunes. This will be a free app from the App Store by Apple. Here’s a piece of the Read Me file:

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.

I assume the connection will be made over wifi on a local network. I dream of a beautiful app with playlists, album art, track info etc.

Some Twitter comments about this:

Headshot2_normalbrainysmurf: iPhone about to come a remote control for your computer. About bloody time. ReplyView Tweet

Cfg_icon_normal coreygilmore: A Remote app to control iTunes from an iPod Touch or iPhone? I’ll be buying one (Touch) the moment that’s confirmed. BB SSH + osascript = :( ReplyView Tweet

Weemee-cropped_normallukeredpath: The announcement of an official Apple iPhone iTunes remote means I might just have to swap my Squeezebox for an Airport express. ReplyView Tweet

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  1. Sweet!! Apple finally encourages lazyness!! lol Kidding!!

  2. bring it on! I’m ready! However when its fully unlocked of course;-)

  3. This would be a sweet app, but at the moment I’m doing the same with my iPhone over Wifi and squeezebox what give you a little more features.

  4. I’m using touchpad for this at the moment.

  5. I read on this site that you should not upgrade iTunes as it will lock your iPhone. Is this true?

  6. I remember an app that came out that would do this. All you had to do was enter a certain address in Safari, and viola… Okay, so it was not an app. Does anybody know the name of that?

  7. I’m using wifitunes ( it is free and requires no jailbreak. great app!