Many people have asked when the KS9 would be updated to the Marvel 2.0 firmware or get the more advanced app. I’m going to give my best guess, but fair warning, it’s only a guess and I’m no better than anybody else at this. I really thought the KS9 would be made by Resound and I was totally wrong.
Caveats aside, I don’t think the KS9 will get any updates. They’re selling lots of them as is and Phonak likes being able to differentiate from the Marvels their audiologists sell for thousands of dollars more. As Phonak gets closer to creating a successor for the Marvel, I can imagine Marvel 2.0 features possibly coming to a Brio 4 hearing aid or perhaps a KS10, One thing I am pretty confident of is that the KS10 will be released some time in late Winter/early Spring of 2021. Costco has been pretty consistent in releasing a new model approximately every 18 months.