Bluetooth 5.0 does the iPhone 8 need it ?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by TheRealAlex, Jun 18, 2017.

  1. TheRealAlex macrumors 65816

    Sep 2, 2015
    Your thoughts. BT5.0 brings many enhancements especially the ability to share music listening between 2 Bluetooth devices or produce above HD 24-bit audio for a single listener. I think it would be a huge selling point for Apple who pride themselves with Music DNA.

    Audiophiles could enjoy crisp 24-bit audio something you can't do now.
    Or friends could share 2 Bluetooth headsets to listen to music.

    A nice feature to sell upcoming Powerbeats 4 earbuds or upcoming new Beats Studio HDs equipmented with Apples W1 chip and much better Sound Quality.
  2. I7guy macrumors P6


    Nov 30, 2013
    Gotta be in it to win it
    My speculation is the rumored next iPhone will have BT5, all models.
  3. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
  4. Ralfi macrumors 68020


    Dec 22, 2016
  5. Vanilla35 macrumors 68040


    Apr 11, 2013
    Washington D.C.
    Highly doubt it. That would be a huge stretch when thinking of thing's "Apple would do".

    I do agree they could pitch it very well, especially with music fidelity. But I still think it's not gonna happen, because I can't see them being the second phone on the market to include it. Too expensive, for too little gain.

    It's possible, seeing the bumps they've been making in RAM recently, but most of that has been in "Pro" devices, which require enough of a spec bump to befit the healthy price bump. I also don't see the iPhone being on that same playing field as the iPad's, which is a dying segment.

    In the end, it definitely doesn't need it.
  6. matteuk macrumors newbie

    Jul 11, 2013

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