When the AirPlay icon for audio was changed in iOS 10, it was clear that AirPods were coming. AirPlay now appears to have been kept around just for video. Meanwhile, Apple has cracked wireless audio with the W1 chip giving it a solid long distance connection with virtually no lag and fantastic definition. Will the W1 chip be licensed to 3rd party speakers? AirPlay over WiFi was always hit or miss but the W1 is consistently perfect at getting a quick and solid connection. I'd love to buy home speakers with that kind of technology and so far neither Apple, nor Beats sells that kind of product. With the discontinuation of AirPort Express, might Apple be preparing to offer a solution via third party licensing?