The Apollo3 Blue Datasheet says that Apollo3 supports Bluetooth 5. What Bluetooth 5 requirements does Apollo3 Blue support? Does the PHY support BLE5's 2 MBPS transfer rate? Is it planned for Apollo3 Blue to support more features of Bluetooth 5?
Apollo3 Blue is Bluetooth 5 compliant in that it supports all mandatory BLE 5 features which includes all 4.2 optional features, but does not support any of the optional BLE 5 features. 2 Mbps PHY is an optional feature in BLE 5.0, and therefore Apollo3 Blue does not support it due to hardware limitations. There are no plans to extend the features of the Apollo3 Blue's BLE module at this time.