Bluetooth SIG announced the deprecation and withdrawal of older versions of the Bluetooth Core Specification.
Bluetooth SIG has policy in place to introduce the deprecation and withdraw process for older testing specification, listing procedure and core specification.
For core specification placed into withdrawn status, it will not be allowed to use the withdrawn version anymore. Any product wishes to qualify the Bluetooth Design under this deprecated version must pay additional deprecation fee.
Please refer to the revised plan and schedule summarized as below,
1.Withdrawal of the following on January 1, 2019:
Bluetooth Specification Version 2.0 + EDR
2.Deprecation of the following on January 1, 2019 and withdrawal on July 1, 2020:
Bluetooth Specification Version 2.1 + EDR
Bluetooth Core Specification Addendum 1
Bluetooth Specification Version 3.0 + HS
Bluetooth Specification Version 4.0
Bluetooth Core Specification Addendum 2
Bluetooth Core Specification Addendum 3 revision 2
Bluetooth Core Specification Addendum 4
Bluetooth Specification Version 4.1
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