Apple employees are looking for ways to simplify the wireless interface Bluetooth, which will help to significantly reduce the energy consumption of mobile devices. This became known thanks to the application filed by a U.S. Patent Office, entitled “Automatic shut-off the Bluetooth device from the connected device» (Automatic Power-Off of Bluetooth Device from Linked Device).
The essence of development lies in the fact that there is a connection between two devices via Bluetooth connection is enough to disable one of them to second did the same thing automatically. Such a decision would be very useful as support for Bluetooth switched on consumes much battery power. Of course, this approach is quite reasonable, since most people forget to turn off Bluetooth after use.
To date, there are ways to combat this problem, the most effective of which – a timer that disables the interface after a period of inactivity. However, this solution does not solve the problem completely, since the batteries are spent, and during this waiting.
In addition, the development of Apple includes a more rational use of energy in the interface. Thus, in the receive mode the unit automatically switches to low power, and in the transmission mode – again. It is noteworthy that this year Apple has joined the consortium of Bluetooth Special Interest Group Board of Directors to develop specifications for a much more cost-effective standard Bluetooth 4.0.