If you had upgraded your iDevice to iOS 4.2 thinking that it would bring the highly anticipated AirPlay on your favorite iPhone app, you may have been disappointed to know that the wireless audio and video streaming feature is currently restricted to YouTube and the iPod apps alone.
We had recently written about an application called AirVideoEnabler that lets iPhones access AirPlay on all iOS applications including applications like Mobile Safari and VLC. However since this is a jailbreak app, it is not available on all iPhones – at least for users who do not want to risk a void on warranty.
Apparently, this feature may be coming soon to all applications. An email conversation between an Apple TV customer and Steve Jobs is doing the rounds that hints at the roll-out of the service by early 2011. Here is a transcript of the email conversation
Customer : Hi, I recently updated both my iPhone 4 and iPad to 4.2. I think my favourite feature is airplay. This is seriously amazing and makes sharing content seamless. I just purchased Apple TV and was wondering are you ever going to make airplay video work for videos in safari and 3rd party apps? I hope to get a response. 🙂
Jobs : Yep, hope to add these features to Airplay in 2011.
Now the authenticity of the email is not known. Anyway, we do hope that Apple brings AirPlay to all iOS apps sooner rather than later.