That’s right. Even if you use Boot Camp, you’re stuck at Bluetooth 2.0 on your Windows-powered MacBook. I didn’t realize this until I considered getting one of those nifty MacBook Air units now that they have reasonably good graphics.
Not that this would really tip my decision either way… but Microsoft added support for Bluetooth 2.1 in the Windows Vista Feature Pack for Wireless. There’s just one problem…
Like TV Pack 2008 for Windows Vista, you can’t have it! Microsoft is only making it available to “select OEMs.” Meaning, Dell can ship new systems with Windows supporting Bluetooth 2.1, but Apple can’t (because, they don’t sell Windows).
I view this as an abuse of monopoly powers. How is one version of Windows Vista different from another? What makes a Dell user more entitled to the Wireless Feature Pack, than a MacBook owner who bought the retail version of Vista?
Microsoft says that they will integrate this into Windows Vista SP2. But, that’s cold comfort for those trying to have the latest-and-greatest today. Thanks Microsoft.
Moral of the story, Microsoft… stop limiting updates to customers, based on where and when they bought their computer. It’s just wrong.