Apple has reportedly unveiled plans to build a new chip which will enable accessory makers to add AirPlay compatibility into their wares.
The new certification chip will, reportedly, allow greater communication through AirPlay, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, between iOS devices and third-party peripherals.
It is thought that the chip will also factor in the new low-powered Bluetooth 4.0 functionality found on the iPhone 4S handset, also known as Bluetooth Smart Ready.
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Apple's AirPlay functionality has made it possible for iOS devices to communicate with HD TVs through the Apple TV set-top box and also through speaker systems like the B&W Zeppelin Air.
Greater connectivity over a greater range of devices would be welcomed by accessory manufacturers and iOS fans alike.