Does the 7 have the W1 Bluetooth chip?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by mustu, Oct 11, 2016.

  1. mustu macrumors 6502

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    As in the subject according to me the iphone 7 should have the W1 chip so it can pair with the new Bluetooth headsets... any confirmed reports... sorry if I missed it out.
     
  2. dmonnin macrumors regular

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    Yes, it will be compatible
     
  3. mustu thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I know that but Want to know if the iPhone has a W1 chip as well as its not really mentioned anywhere.
     
  4. T5BRICK macrumors G3

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    The phone doesn't need the W1 chip, it has bluetooth. The W1 chip, from what I understand, makes the headphones easier to pair with a compatible iPhone and help with battery life on the headphones.

    Is there a reason why you think the iPhone needs a W1 chip?
     
  5. takasugi macrumors regular

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    The W1 chip is in the headphones not in the phone.
     
  6. mustu thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yes better quality of sound!
     
  7. VSMacOne macrumors 601

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    Read the description on Apple's website. You don't need a W1 on the iPhone because you don't transmit music TO the iPhone from another device.
     
  8. T5BRICK macrumors G3

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    The headphones use Bluetooth. The W1 chip just manages the wireless connection which in turn improves the battery life and ease of connection. Any benefits to sound quality are simply because the W1 chip is helping manage the bluetooth connection.
     

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