Bluetooth 4.1 to offer improved connections, will be available on existing iOS devices

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group has announced the ratification of Bluetooth 4.1, which will enable current devices — like the iPhone, iPad and latest Macs — to have a more seamless experience with “Smart Bluetooth” accessories like heart rate monitors, speakers and more.

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) today announced the adoption of updates to the Bluetooth Core Specification. Bluetooth 4.1 is an important evolutionary update to the wireless specification, which experienced a revolutionary update in July 2010 with Bluetooth Smart, the intelligent, low-energy technology enabling the Internet of Things (IoT). The updates will improve consumer usability with increased co-existence support for LTE, bulk data exchange rates, and aid developer innovation by allowing devices to support multiple roles simultaneously. The new release also lays the groundwork for IP-based connections, extending Bluetooth technology’s role as the essential wireless link for the IoT.  

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