When the Apple Watch Series 8 and the second generation Apple Watch SE were first announced, it was announced Apple Watch comparison page Both models support Bluetooth 5.0, but Apple now says they already support the newer Bluetooth 5.3 standard.

Apple’s website still lists the new Series 8 and SE with Bluetooth 5.0 support in some places, but we received confirmation today from Apple that both models actually support Bluetooth 5.3 in the US at least.

All four iPhone 14 models, second-generation AirPods Pro, and Apple Watch Ultra also support Bluetooth 5.3, according to Apple.

Bluetooth 5.3 is said to include “many feature improvements with the potential to improve reliability, energy efficiency, and user experience in many types of Bluetooth-enabled products,” such as LE audio specification. However, there is no evidence to suggest that Apple has implemented LE Audio yet in its latest products.

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