Do you think Apple will license the W1 chip?

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  1. steve23094 macrumors 68000

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    I have started thinking about buying a new portable bluetooth speaker, probably JBL.

    Do you think Apple will license the W1 chip out to third party companies? Have they mentioned anything about it?

    If there is a possibility I can wait, I would love to see the W1 implemented in other manufacturer's products.
     
  2. chfilm macrumors 65816

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    I sure hope they will. But not sure. But I hope ;) L O V E the AirPods, but if they were with rubber it would be even better.
     
  3. samparmenter macrumors 6502

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    I would be amazed if they do. Other manufacturers will come up with something similar soon though.
     
  4. maflynn Moderator

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    I don't see it happening, I think its to apple's advantage not too.
     
  5. chfilm macrumors 65816

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    Why? So they can sell more airpods and beats headphones?
    I think if they license it like airplay, they can sell more other iDevices. If they kill the headphone jack they have to offer a viable alternative, given in the W1.
     
  6. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

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    They can sell that magical Apple experience the Cook loves to talk about, but is lacking in practically all other products now.
     
  7. steve23094 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Maybe - as soon as the W2 chip is developed and released :)
     

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