Re: SoundTouch being phased out???!!!
Bose has stated many times they plan on supporting SoundTouch products and implement Airplay 2.
SoundTouch speakers are still included on their web site as well. The SoundTouch line sits along side the new line under “Smart Home”. I agree the new app should have been backwards compatible to include SoundTouch speakers. However Bose determined that was not to be. That doesn’t mean SoundTouch products instantly cease to exist.
I think we have been conditioned to drop everything and sell our older gear out of fear of obsolescence. My observation with Bose is while they may add new lines they do keep legacy products around for a very long time.
I recently bought a SoundTouch 10 to add to my collection...no conerns!