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Zest28

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Apple is still selling flagship phones in 2022 with the same bluetooth sound quality as iPhone’s from 10 years ago.

When will Apple their flagship phones support the latest and greatest bluetooth codecs?
 
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StumpyBloke

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The 14s do support the latest codecs with BT 5.3 but whether Apple will enable them is a different matter of course.
 

rjw1678

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An iPhone 14 Pro that sells for $999-$1599 will never sound like a real stereo system. In my opinion an iPhone is a "jack of all trades and master of none"!
 
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belvdr

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An iPhone 14 Pro that sells for $999-$1599 will never sound like a real stereo system. In my opinion an iPhone is a "jack of all trades and master of none"!
I don't think it was ever intended to. An iPhone is very portable, which allows people to listen on the go through headphones as @AppleB pointed out. Can you do that with that system?
 
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poder2k

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iPhone sound quality has gone down the drain over the years, basically everything at Apple is a downgrade ever since Tim Cook took over. I still preserve my iPhone 6 to use it as a reference how how superior old iPhones used sound compared to what we are getting now. I just returned an iPhone 13 because of how horrible music sounds on that device when connected to any Bluetooth device, my car factory stereo, all my Bluetooth speakers and headphones, it didn't matter, iPhone 13 just sounded horrible, little base, tin foil tiny sound, just plain awful when compared to my old and trusty iPhone 6 Plus. I exchanged the iPhone 13 for a Pixel 7 Pro just because of the music sound issue. Pixel 7 pro doesn't sound perfect, but it sounds way better than the iPhone 13 I had.
 
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