How likely is it the iPhone 6 includes a special Beats chip inside?
posted by Michael H. / Aug 07, 2014, 9:01 PM
There is no word on if the connection would lead to any new features, but as we said at the start, the rumor feels unlikely. The problem, as far as we see, is a simple matter of timing. The general idea is that the iPhone 6 will be announced next month and released in October, which would mean that mass production must be running full steam right now in order to meet the demand at launch. Apple's acquisition of Beats didn't finalize until last week.
It just feels like there wasn't enough time for this to happen, if it requires hardware in the phone itself. If it could be done with software and the authentication chips already in Lightning connectors, we would be a bit more optimistic.
What do you guys think?
source: Venture Beat
They bought Beats for the music streaming feature.
posted on Aug 07, 2014, 9:03 PM 3
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Not like they couldn't use beats for anythings else. Or wait maybe since they own them they can do whatever they like... Did you just post anything? Like the 1st nonsense to come up in your mind so you could be the 1st one to post.
posted on Aug 07, 2014, 9:17 PM 3
Feel to free to take foot out the mouth now.
posted on Aug 07, 2014, 9:51 PM 0
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Put foot in what? The whole thing is over your head. Good for you buddy I not going to even read it. Apple has not said they will or will not, or even why they bought beats. Just answered a few questions based off of speculation. All I've seen is speculation from journalist and so called "market experts" on why Apple bought beats. But, who cares! Apple can do whatever it wants with it. Lets say they did buy it for streaming music, which they probably did. They can still do whatever they want with beats. I don't get how you don't understand that. You're just that guy who got the "1st" post in. It's pretty sad dude. Do you just wait for PA to post some news so you can be one of the 1st posters?
posted on Aug 07, 2014, 10:08 PM 2
Lol is that what this rant's about, getting the first comment? I don't even care lol. I just happen to read the article while browsing PA. The point of that link was to show you that my comment was farfetched. I don't care if you read it or not. You just need to chill out and stop blowing a fuse for no reason.
posted on Aug 07, 2014, 10:17 PM 1
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I'm not sure I understand the point of a "Beats chip" inside a phone. NFC can and should already be used for recognition and pairing. How would this chip be any different or better than NFC, and why is the Lightning connector involved?
posted on Aug 07, 2014, 9:08 PM 1
Posts: 188; Member since: Jun 15, 2013
that would be a waste of them adding it in if it just for a "special handshake" with the iPhone for the headphones when they can do bluetooth or the regular NFC unless it can do it to save battery space on turning on the NFC or bluetooth functions
posted on Aug 07, 2014, 9:15 PM 0
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Apple integrates tech slowly. We'll see Beats in an iPhone or iPad sometime around 2017.
posted on Aug 07, 2014, 9:24 PM 4
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I'd love to see them add the extra radio in the phone so we can talk and browse Internet simultaneously just like on android phones for Verizon.
posted on Aug 07, 2014, 9:48 PM 0
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Um, that's been around for a while.
posted on Aug 07, 2014, 9:55 PM 1
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Lol, beats doens't have chips, "Beats audio" is some kink of equalizer, Apple just bought brand.
posted on Aug 08, 2014, 2:48 AM 0
One incredibly vapid company bought another company of the same ilk. What's surprising (apart from the price of course)
posted on Aug 08, 2014, 3:41 AM 0
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