Technology Preview: Everything You Need to Know About Bluetooth 5.0
Yes, the newest phones already provide support for it! iPhone X and the newest Samsung Galaxy smart phones can now exchange data using Bluetooth 5.0. So, what's so great about the newest version of this wireless communication protocol? I think that the "Go Faster. Go Further" motto summarizes the key benefits.
Bluetooth is used by wireless devices, such as keyboards, headphones, game controllers, and so on, to communicate with phones, tablets and computers. Each new version adds various improvements, but mainly increases data speed and range.
Of course, you can't use Bluetooth 5.0 if your devices don't support it on both ends. However, since backwards compatibility has always been a priority, you will be able to hook up your old Bluetooth 4.0 headphones to your shiny new iPhone. Still, the devices will communicate using the older version of the protocol.