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Old Jul 6, 2013, 11:52 PM   #1
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Is AirPlay here to stay?

I apologize if this sounds like a dumb question, but I'm debating spending nearly $3K an AirPlay speaker from Bang & Olufsen (link below).

I'm asking because if I spend this much money on a speaker, I want to be able to use it for 10+ years.

Do you think AirPlay technology will stick around for a long time, preferably a loooooong time? lol



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Old Jul 7, 2013, 12:08 AM   #2
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I'm confident you'll be good for 10+ years.
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Old Jul 7, 2013, 12:16 AM   #3
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It would be good if the B&O gives u a set of WIRED jacks so they can function as normal speakers, not tied to Airplay, as needed.
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Old Jul 7, 2013, 12:19 AM   #4
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I apologize if this sounds like a dumb question, but I'm debating spending nearly $3K an AirPlay speaker from Bang & Olufsen (link below).

I'm asking because if I spend this much money on a speaker, I want to be able to use it for 10+ years.

Do you think AirPlay technology will stick around for a long time, preferably a loooooong time?
Good question. Might be worthwhile to shoot off an email to the Apple CEO and ask him if Apple is long-term committed to Airplay.
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Old Jul 7, 2013, 12:22 AM   #5
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3k speakers. Wow.
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Old Jul 7, 2013, 12:32 AM   #6
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Good question. Might be worthwhile to shoot off an email to the Apple CEO and ask him if Apple is long-term committed to Airplay.
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Do you think AirPlay technology will stick around for a long time
^^^ I asked opinions of the community, I'm not asking for a definite answer.
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Old Jul 7, 2013, 12:49 AM   #7
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I apologize if this sounds like a dumb question, but I'm debating spending nearly $3K an AirPlay speaker from Bang & Olufsen (link below).

I'm asking because if I spend this much money on a speaker, I want to be able to use it for 10+ years.

Do you think AirPlay technology will stick around for a long time, preferably a loooooong time? lol



http://www.beoplay.com/Products/Beop...just-add-music
Forgive me for asking, but don't you think investing $3000 in a mere speaker is an exorbitant choice?
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Old Jul 7, 2013, 01:01 AM   #8
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Forgive me for asking, but don't you think investing $3000 in a mere speaker is an exorbitant choice?
A little, but thats why I'm investigating before pulling the trigger. To me, Bang & Olufsen has a lot of similarities to Apple. Beautifully designed, simple, artistic, and pricey. This would be something I intend on keeping as long as possible, thats why I'd like the assurance that AirPlay will stick around as well.
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Old Jul 7, 2013, 01:22 AM   #9
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I am more of an audio guy than an Apple guy.

If there is no wired hookup, I would not do it.

We all know in 3 yrs there will be Airplay 2.0 and then Airplay 3.0....then everyone with "the original Airplay" will lose support, updates, etc...

I didn't look at the speaker link, but I would just buy a B&O receiver and wired speakers with airplay...just to be safe.

This is coming from the guy with a 2k 3D TV...other than looking awesome in the glasses, all they are good for is collecting dust...
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Old Jul 7, 2013, 08:54 AM   #10
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3k speakers. Wow.
Until one gets to 10k and it's made to order and a tech shows up with white gloves to install and calibrate...
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Old Jul 7, 2013, 10:43 AM   #11
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Read the link kinda fast but it seems like it has wired connectors too.

I think airplay will be around for awhile but wouldnt be surprised if down the road, apple found a really silly reason to change the specs of airplay to prevent usage on older tech. In those cases you can buy an updated airport express or something and wire it up without too much trouble.
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Old Jul 7, 2013, 11:12 AM   #12
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^+1.

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Old Jul 7, 2013, 11:43 AM   #13
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AirPlay is here to stay, but personally I'd invest in a wired speaker, hooking it up to a receiver and use an AirPort Express that is optically connected to the receiver.
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Old Jul 7, 2013, 11:50 AM   #14
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Who can even say with any certainty that the iPhone platform will be around in ten years considering the platform itself is only 6 years old now? Even the Blackberry phone is only 10 years old (and almost certainly will NOT be around in 10 years).

I'm not a doom-and-bloomer who is convinced disaster looms at every product introduction, but 10 years is a long time.
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Old Jul 7, 2013, 11:57 AM   #15
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Who can even say with any certainty that the iPhone platform will be around in ten years considering the platform itself is only 6 years old now? Even the Blackberry phone is only 10 years old (and almost certainly will NOT be around in 10 years).

I'm not a doom-and-bloomer who is convinced disaster looms at every product introduction, but 10 years is a long time.
AirPlay is actually older than the iPhone and was released in 2004.
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AirPlay is actually older than the iPhone and was released in 2004.
Thanks, didn't know that.
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Old Jul 7, 2013, 12:09 PM   #17
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I apologize if this sounds like a dumb question, but I'm debating spending nearly $3K an AirPlay speaker from Bang & Olufsen (link below).

I'm asking because if I spend this much money on a speaker, I want to be able to use it for 10+ years.

Do you think AirPlay technology will stick around for a long time, preferably a loooooong time? lol

http://www.beoplay.com/Products/Beop...just-add-music
Looking at those speakers I can understand why you like the looks of them. I hope you have listened to them before deciding on them.

AirPlay should be around for a long time. And even if Apple updates the AirPlay protocol , it should still be compatible with the the current AirPlay speakers.

And worst case there is a line in you can use according to the web page you linked so at the least the speakers will still be useable even if something (which I doubt) happens to AirPlay.
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Old Jul 7, 2013, 01:25 PM   #18
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I'd also ask yourself if YOU want to be using airplay and apple 10+ years from now. That's just too tight of an ecosystem for me personally.
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Old Jul 7, 2013, 02:29 PM   #19
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10 years is a long time.
Phones, yes, but speakers, people tend to keep for a long time. There just isn't big innovations with speakers every 12 months.
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Old Jul 7, 2013, 02:38 PM   #20
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I was going to start a similar thread like this not too long ago. What do you guys think about auxiliary jacks? What is their highest potential? It's amazing that they've been around as long as digital audio has been evolving.
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Old Jul 7, 2013, 03:36 PM   #21
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1. I suspect that most people that believe this is a lot of money to spend on speakers have never heard great home speakers.

2. The OP wants to keep the speakers for 10+ years. Ironically, most of the people commenting on this post will buy 5 $700 phones during that same time period (yes, the phone costs you that much whether you're paying the amount outright or subsidized over time). At the end of the 10 years you will have an outdated phone and great speakers will still sound great.
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Phones, yes, but speakers, people tend to keep for a long time. There just isn't big innovations with speakers every 12 months.
I meant phones. I know the speakers will still be working, but in ten years Apple could be a memory.
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I meant phones. I know the speakers will still be working, but in ten years Apple could be a memory.
For sum1 with so many Apple toys, must say, u are non-believer? ^)
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For sum1 with so many Apple toys, must say, u are non-believer? ^)
I'm a non believer in many things. I'm sure when Blackberry was on top its fans couldn't conceive of a day when BB wouldn't be around - just a few years later it's hard to imagine they're still in business. If I could predict 10 years out, I'd tell you what stocks to buy.
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30-pin lasted 10 years, and you can still use most of those accessories with an adapter.
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