The 2019 iPhone lineup could feature a dual Bluetooth system that will allow the devices to send audio to two separate devices.
Currently, while numerous Bluetooth accessories – such as speakers, headphones, car systems, and more – can be paired with an iPhone, audio can be played to only one device (or a joint systems like multiple HomePods) at a time. Now, a report from Macotakara, which cites sources in the Asian supply chain, claims at least some of the 2019 iPhones will allow you to simultaneously connect two different Bluetooth devices.
As noted by Macotakara, some selected Android devices already boast such a feature. “According to Asian supplier sources, the next iPhone will have the same Bluetooth profile [as] Huawei Technologies’ Huawei P20 Lite [and] Samsung’s Galaxy S8, S8 Plus and later.”
While users won’t be able to play two seperate music or podcast tracks to the two devices, it will enable “two AirPods (2nd generation) to play sound at the same time, and connecting it to car Bluetooth navigation while using AirPods will be possible.”
While the rumor says the new feature will be available in the 2019 iPhone lineup, it may not be included in all of the 2019 models. “The source said that they didn’t know which iPhone model will mount Dual Bluetooth function for sale,” reported Macotakara.
The Macotakara report was first repeated by 9to5Mac.