A new supply chain says that the iPhone 11 will support streaming content to two Bluetooth devices simultaneously. The feature will allow iPhone users to listen to music or stream music to two devices at once.
The feature is already found on Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S and Note series since the last couple of years. Samsung first debuted this feature with the Galaxy S8 in 2017 and other Android OEMs like Motorola have since offered similar functionality in their smartphones.
This feature is actually a part of Bluetooth 5.0 and while the iPhone X and iPhone XS feature the same version of Bluetooth, they don’t support Dual Bluetooth streaming.
By default, while iPhones and other smartphones can connect to multiple Bluetooth devices at once, they can only stream audio to one of them at any given time.
This might not be a groundbreaking feature per se but some iPhone users are definitely going to find it useful.
Apart from the ability to stream audio to two Bluetooth devices at once, the 2019 iPhones are going to come with minor design changes. This includes a single frosted glass panel encompassing the rear cameras, triple rear cameras for the iPhone XS successors, bigger batteries, reverse wireless charging, and more. The Face ID hardware will also be upgraded to make it faster and feature a wider angle of view.
Leaks have already given us a good idea of what the 2019 iPhones will pack. It does not seem like they will pack any breakthrough feature in terms of hardware. Most of the additions that Apple plans to make have already been implemented by other Android OEMs, including reverse wireless charging, ultra-wide angle cameras, and more.[Via Macotakara]