WSJ: the reason for the delay AirPods could be problems with dual-channel Bluetooth connection,
Supply of fully wireless headphones AirPods delayed due to issues with a Bluetooth connection, wrote in Friday’s Wall Street Journal. Apple wireless headset uses a dual-channel connection with which the developers encountered a number of difficulties.
“A source close to the development AirPods, said that the problems associated with Apple’s decision to offer a new way to headphones. Most wireless models only one earpiece receives the signal from the phone via Bluetooth and transmits it to the second earpiece,” writes the Wall Street Journal.
Apple engineers decided to use a two-channel connection, but it caused a number of difficulties:
“AirPods each headphone receives an independent signal from the iPhone, Mac and other Apple devices. But Apple needs to make sure that both the headset receives sound simultaneously to avoid distortion, said a source familiar with the development. He added that Apple also need to deal with situations when the user loses one of the headphone or it discharges the battery.”
Brand wireless headset, Apple introduced along with the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are deprived of the standard 3.5 mm audio Jack. AirPods are not only a complete lack of wires, but also have their own microprocessors, Apple W1.
At the time of the announcement of the iPhone 7, it was announced that wireless headphones will go on sale in October. However, by the end of the month, Apple issued a statement that it needed time to finalize. “The initial response to AirPods were incredible. We don’t believe in the products before they are ready, and we need a little more time before AirPods will be ready for consumers”, — said the representative of Apple. He did not specify whether we are talking about the unavailability of hardware or software modifications.
According to analysts, the delay in the start of sales of the widely publicized headset is one of the most serious failures.