iMac 2019 has Bluetooth 5.0!?

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  1. Teemuhyn, Jun 9, 2019
    Last edited: Jun 9, 2019

    Teemuhyn macrumors newbie

    Teemuhyn

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    Can someone check which Bluetooth version their new 2019 iMac has? Apple says Bluetooth 4.2, but there’s some rumors that the hardware actually supports BT5.0.


    https://www.reddit.com/r/mac/comments/b ... 50_not_42/

    Here’s how to check your Mac’s BT version:
    https://www.reddit.com/r/apple/comments ... uetooth_5/

    So if the 2019 iMac supports Bluetooth 5.0 what is going on? Is there something that all the hardware isn’t combatible or what. I just wonder why Apple i using older BT version in their new iMac...

    Btw. Do you think will the 2019 iMac older faster as there’s no T2 chip?

    I really need to upgrade my Mac and I’m think i9, Vega, 1TB SSD iMac..
     
  2. SkiHound2 macrumors regular

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    My lip number is (0x9) which I believe is bluetooth 5. There was some speculation that the hardware was in place but that it hadn't been certified as bluetooth 5 when the 2019 iMac was released. Others who know about this kind of stuff can either verify or correct me.
     
  3. JustMartin macrumors 6502a

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    Bluetooth 5 on my 21" 2019 if that reddit article is correct (0x9) for limp
     
  4. Teemuhyn thread starter macrumors newbie

    Teemuhyn

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    Okey so it seem that the hardware is there. Hmm... This BT5.0 is interesting as I think many Apple’s new sharing technologies relies on it... So it would be great if the new iMac supported it.
     
  5. 8CoreWhore macrumors 68020

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    Maybe Apple only calling it BT 4 because they don't yet have the proper driver or gov approval? I'm just spit balling.

    Airpods 2 are BT 5.

    If the iMac is BT 5, you can connect two sets of Airpods to it.. if you have access to them...
     
  6. TheSchwa macrumors newbie

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    Interestingly, Apple only lists "Bluetooth" for Airpods. They don't even say which version, unlike the iMac specs which say "Bluetooth 4.2 wireless technology".
     
  7. 8CoreWhore macrumors 68020

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    https://www.macrumors.com/2019/03/29/airpods-2-teardown/

    I wonder why Apple is not advetising BT 5? Maybe because too many users would be using it with older devices and not see the improvements.
     

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