Apple Quietly Improved Bluetooth Speeds On IPhone 6, IPhone 6 Plus, And IPad Air 2

Posted: Oct 11 2015, 5:21pm CDT | by , Updated: Oct 12 2015, 10:08pm CDT, in News | Apple

Apple Has Improved Bluetooth Speeds On iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and iPad Air 2

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Apple updates Bluetooth 4.2 to iPhone 6, 6Plus and iPad Air 2.

Bluetooth speed, presumably, is not the sort of thing you notice or specially look into when buying a new phone or a tablet. More specifically, when buying devices like iPhone 6S, many people never look into such things at all.

Truth be told, Apple did not even discuss the iPhone 6S's Bluetooth capabilities amid its September 9 announcement event, however it did notice the Bluetooth abilities of the new Apple TV and remote amid the occasion.

But at some point in the last two weeks Apple has silently updated the Bluetooth specification against a number of iOS devices.

The company initially upgraded the Bluetooth version from Bluetooth 4.0 to Bluetooth 4.2 on the devices it launched a year ago according to 9to5 mac.

Apple has without any attention and notice updated the specs page for some of its iOS products, replacing the Bluetooth 4.0 with Bluetooth 4.2 support.

The change concerns the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and iPad Air 2, which were recorded to have Bluetooth 4.0 speeds initially.

However, the new iOS devices, including iPhone 6S series, iPad mini 4, and iPad Pro were at that point already registered with Bluetooth 4.2 support on their individual site pages.

It is not clear when the change was done, whether this is an error, or whether Apple has been capable of increasing the capacity to bump Bluetooth speeds on older iOS devices without actually updating the hardware.

Regardless of how this new update is achieved, the product pages for these specific products now confirm that users will be getting the improved Bluetooth 4.2.

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