IPhone 8 Bluetooth 5.0?

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  1. Brandonjr36 macrumors 6502a

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    Anyone think The iPhone 8 will have Bluetooth 5.0?
     
  2. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    Good question. If it does have 5.0, will the AirPods be compatible? If the AirPods would not be compatible with 5.0, then I would say no. Only because the AirPods are in tandem with the iPhone and Apple would ultimately be put in a bad situation if they were not compatible.
     
  3. Sparky2012 macrumors 6502

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    I would say yes. This is because:

    1) Competitors are now using Bluetooth 5.
    2) Apple is a member of the Bluetooth SIG and so they helped develop the technology.
     
  4. bodonnell202 macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, newer bluetooth standards are always backwards compatible with earlier versions so it will work fine with AirPods. I would say it's pretty much certain that the new iPhone models released in the fall will have bluetooth 5.
     
  5. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    Good to know. Thanks.
     
  6. PittyTheKitty macrumors newbie

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    Airpods will work with the W1 chip inside the new phone, or rather a new W2 chip along with BT 5.0 - or I am really hoping for 5.0!
     

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