Re: Airplay 2 Integration
If I tell my client I dont know when your deliverable will be ready, i will get fired. Not sure the kind of world you live in, but in mine we set targets and make sure we meet it, no matter what happens
You are comparing apple with oranges here. If you sell projects, you pretty much have exprience setting realistic timeframes based on historic projects.
For Apple, it's easy to say that all Airplay speakers are compatible with AirPlay 2. Apple has no technical details regardings non-Apple/non-Beats speakers. There are so many factors (technical and software development wise) which might delay direct explanation which devices are compatible /when the software is ready for shipping. Apple needed a full year to ship iOS/tvOS with AirPlay2.
This has nothing to do with protecting or beating up Bose. If Bose said all current Airplay compatible will receive AirPlay 2 and - after further analysing - Bose finds issues for some models, the outrage here in the forum would be huge.
At the moment . given that AirPlay 2 - is out for 8 days, it is impossible to have a precise lineup prediction and when the software release will be. I'm optimistic that Bose will deliver a precise timeline and product line in the near future.
Apple made a mistake by announcing AirPlay2 "so early". Everbody (even speaker makers) expected AirPlay2 for iOS 11 release back in September 2017. Then it was delayed until end of May 2018. In the meantime, the speaker makers shifted their focus away from AirPlay2 back to new features and bug fixing. I highly doubt, that AirPlay2 has not been on the agenda during that delay. It just moved down as there has been not any pressure to implement it as it was not ready for shipping. Even Apple delayed their speaker, given the promised features were not finished.