We’re told that Apple wants to see a new wave of app-based
accessories using the new Bluetooth Low Energy profile in
Bluetooth 4.0, with a particular focus on next-generation health
and fitness gadgets like the FitBit Ultra and Jawbone Up. We’re
also told Apple is making it easier to for MFI accessories to
connect to Wi-Fi networks by automatically pulling the appropriate
configuration information from your iOS device over Bluetooth or
the docking cable — all you have to do is approve the request and
your accessory will hop online without any extra effort. That’ll
make configuring AirPlay docks and other Wi-Fi-based iOS
accessories much, much simpler in the future — right now they all
involve a fair bit of effort.
If I were a betting man, I’d wager heavily on this Bluetooth accessory stuff being used heavily for Apple TV, too.