It is a hardware issue. There is no software update that can achieve this. Nobody can say what Sonos will do but I personally would think an Airplay 2 compatible Connect would be a long way down the development list, if on it at all.
John that is very interesting indeed. Can you share a it more on why you thing that a Connect refresh might not be in the development path at all? I guess there is a possibility that sonos is moving away from that area?
That said, I would not be surprised if a new Connect came out in the next year or so. It would need a significant upgrade in features though.- airplay 2- new black and white color schemes to match current products- new 'hard buttons' to match current products- new form factor that is better for rack mounting, similar to the Sonos Amp- perhaps..an HDMI-ARC connection? Not sure if this makes sense considering it's only got a RCA stereo output. Maybe it does if it can pass HDMI out as well.- Probably would need some additional feature to really tempt current Connect owners to upgrade.
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