Bluetooth 5 Announced

Tim Hardwick for MacRumours:

 
Bluetooth 5, the next generation of Bluetooth standard, will be formally announced next week, offering quadruple the range and double the speed of the current low-energy wireless protocol.

Executive director of the Bluetooth Special Interest Group, Mark Powell, revealed the news in a published email sent to UK health and monitoring company Blue Maestro. The Bluetooth SIG, which is backed by Apple, Intel, and other major technology companies, will officially make the announcement on June 16 in London.
 

That’s a staggering improvement. All the pieces are falling into place for Apple to introduce wireless earphones and a jackless iPhone 7 this September.

Source: http://www.macrumors.com/2016/06/10/bluetooth-5-4x-speed-and-doubling-range/