Apple hints AirPods could leave Bluetooth behind, but for what?

Apple’s consistent quest for audio perfection with the AirPods vary may persuade the corporate to go away in the back of the Bluetooth wi-fi usual for another.

That’s the trace dropped through the corporate’s VP of Acoustics Gary Geaves who just lately spoke at the obstacles Bluetooth puts at the very best wi-fi earbuds in an interview with What HiFi.

Whilst the corporate has added Lossless and Hello-Res Lossless and Spatial Audio with Dolby Atmos to the Apple Tune proposition in 2022 – and at no additional price to customers – the ones the usage of wi-fi headphones battle to benefit from the complete revel in as a result of the reliance on Bluetooth.

Bluetooth recently doesn’t give you the vital knowledge charge to experience lossless audio at its fullest extent, which means the era may well be retaining again Apple’s talent to place its very best foot ahead for listeners rocking AirPods gadgets. It’s an opening within the proposition presently that Apple will have to finally end up fixing itself.

“Clearly the wi-fi era is significant for the content material supply that you just speak about”, Geaves informed What Hello-Fi, “but in addition such things as the quantity of latency you get whilst you transfer your head, and if that’s too lengthy, between you transferring your head and the sound converting or last static, it is going to make you are feeling slightly unwell, so we need to pay attention very exhausting on squeezing essentially the most that we will out of the Bluetooth era, and there’s plenty of tips we will play to maximize or get round one of the limits of Bluetooth. But it surely’s truthful to mention that we would really like extra bandwidth and… I’ll prevent proper there. We would really like extra bandwidth.”

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Because the interviewer issues out, the “prevent proper there” remark suggests there could also be one thing within the works at Cupertino the Apple guy can’t speak about but. May just Apple have up its sleeve its personal model of Bluetooth that may care for all the Lossless and Spatial Audio goodness between the iPhone and the AirPods?

Apple isn’t any stranger to frightening the apple cart (no pun meant) through introducing new requirements that cross on to modify the trade. May just Bluetooth be on realize? May just Apple transfer to Qualcomm’s aptX Lossless layout for the following model of the AirPods Professional? 2022 might be the yr we discover out.

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