Apple usually doesn’t change the technical specifications of previous models of its devices, but when it does, it always brings out the best. From sometime between September 9th and today, Apple included Bluetooth 4.2 on the iPhone 6, iPhone 6s Plus and iPad Air 2.
Bluetooth 4.2 was already available on the new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus , and while the sixth generation iPod Touch was upgraded to Bluetooth 4.1, the iPad Air, iPad Mini 2 and iPhone 5s models have remained in Bluetooth 4.0.
In addition, Apple will also include Bluetooth 4.2 on the Magic Keyboard, Magic Mouse 2, and Magic Trackpad 2 in the new iMac 4K.
The improvements in the new Bluetooth version 4.2 are several, it is now up to 2.5 times faster and offers up to 10 times more data capacity than its predecessor. But also improves privacy, security and energy efficiency .
It is not yet known whether this is due to a firmware update or whether Apple has changed the hardware inside the newly manufactured iPhone 6 and iPad Air 2, most likely Apple has introduced Bluetooth 4.2 through the firmware .
In the past, devices with Bluetooth 1.0, 2.0 and 3.0 could not be upgraded to more recent versions, but from Bluetooth 4.0 this is now possible via software patches . However, some sources indicate that Bluetooth 4.2 needs new hardware.
What do you guys think about this news? Without a doubt it’s good that Apple is not leaving out the iPhone 6 and the iPad Air 2 after the arrival of the iPhone 6s, 6s Plus and iPad Pro (in November) to the market.