Will Apple release bluetooth earpods?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by mattg3, Jul 11, 2013.

  1. mattg3 macrumors 6502

    Dec 8, 2010
    Now that the Nano has bluetooth, wondered if they might release a wireless version of their Earpods?
  2. Solomani macrumors 68040


    Sep 25, 2012
    Alberto, Canado
    And they will look like hearing aids with an Apple logo? :D :apple:
  3. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

    Jessica Lares

    Oct 31, 2009
    Near Dallas, Texas, USA
    The Bluetooth is more designed for speakers. It's very hard to design Bluetooth headsets in general, they aren't efficient to begin with and drain your battery very quickly. They're also prone to static interference. I think it will be at least a few more years until Apple tries to get into that space because of that.
  4. phoenixsan macrumors 65816


    Oct 19, 2012
    That is.....

    possible and an intriguing development.....but staying in the fun side, Dr. Sheldon Cooper as stated "anything is better with Bluetooth"....(dont shot me if these dont are the exact words....:D).

    This is doable. Have to wonder if makes sense for Apple in terms of cost-benefit balance....:confused:

  5. cambookpro macrumors 603


    Feb 3, 2010
    United Kingdom
    I think they may eventually do this.

    If you think about it, headphone jacks are now the limiting factor for the thickness (or 'thinness') of iPod shuffles and nanos. While these aren't Apple's main products anymore, what happens if the 3.5mm jack becomes the limiting factor for iPhones and iPads?

    While this may be a few years away, I can definitely see Apple doing away with headphone jacks and moving to Bluetooth headphones.

    Hopefully, however, this comes with huge improvements in battery technology!
  6. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    Still needs space for battery.

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