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Apple adds Bluetooth 4.2 support to some devices

Bluetooth 4.2 promises up to 2.5x faster speeds, up to 10x greater data capacity than Bluetooth 4.0, as well as improved privacy, security, and power efficiency. Bluetooth 4.2 for all!…Okay not for all, just for the following devices…

Apple rarely modifies the tech specs pages of products, but when they do, they do it under-the-radar. And sometime during the September 9th iPhone event, the company bumped up the Bluetooth version for the iPhone 6, 6 Plus and iPad Air 2 from 4.0 to 4.2. The new iPhone 6s, 6s Plus, iPad Pro and iPad Mini 4 come with Bluetooth 4.2 as standard, while the recently released iPod Touch 6th generation comes with Bluetooth 4.1.

The Bluetooth update for ‘older’ devices, comes via a software update and not a hardware one and due to hardware limitations, these devices won’t be able to fully take advantage of Bluetooth 4.2, they won’t benefit from the performance improvements.


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