iPhone 5 Bluetooth 4.0 and 8-pin Dock
The iOS 6 channel data transmission via Bluetooth 4 will be enabled in iPhone 5. It is said to be talking about the updated iPod nano player. As a result, it can be used as a SmartWatch device from Sony but a higher quality one. With this feature it will be possible to use the following model of the iPod nano to view messages received through the iMessage on iPhone, record voice memos and share them via the phone and even call using player headphones. Presumably, this would also make calls from the tablet iPad (and, perhaps, from laptops and Mac), if the smartphone is connected to them via Bluetooth.
Will iPhone 5 include Bluetooth 4.0?
There has been many rumors about a new dock connector on the upcoming iPhone said to be 19 or 16 pins? No, there will be only 8, says the editor of iLounge Jeremy Horwitz. He writes that according to one source, the new terminal will include other changes in design, including the ability to connect cables in any direction as in the MagSafe. However, other sources have not confirmed such information, nor the likelihood of other innovations. Therefore, we regard such changes as “quite possible” but unconfirmed. Given that users can begin to resent the incompatibility of the accessories, it’s safe to say that Apple will try to provide a variety of advantages of the new connector, and the size is only one of them.
In addition, Apple has recently quite seriously engaged in Bluetooth 4.0 system, which has become much less energy intensive, and now it can quickly get connection between the devices (as compared to BT3, it takes less than 6 seconds), so the player can work without charge up to a week. And the novelty will be thinner than the device with the Bluetooth system 2 or 3 (of course, if the rumors are true).
How do you think, will the Bluetooth 4.0 in iPhone 5 be of great use, or the feature will be used for internal connections allowed by Apple? That would be very sad as you know how limited the BT usage will be.