Apple announced the AirPods Pro 2 during its “Far Out” event. While everyone keeps talking about the new Dynamic Island series on the iPhone 14 Pro, there’s one product the Cupertino company has outdone itself – and it’s AirPods Pro 2. AirPods Pro 2 has everything you need – and more. – but Apple has yet to announce another feature this product could offer.
AirPods Pro 2 might look the same at first glance, but Apple has rebuilt these wireless earbuds. While we have yet to see how it has improved in real life, the company’s promises are impressive.
Personally, the original AirPods Pro fits my ears perfectly. Active noise cancellation is amazing and these are my favorite wireless earbuds when I’m on the subway, on a bus ride, or need to disconnect from the world. With Apple claiming that the new H2 chip can cancel noise up to twice as good, this is something I can’t wait to test.
And if ANC has improved, the Transparency mode has also improved. Apple now calls it Adaptive Transparency, which the company says can “reduce loud ambient noise, such as the siren of a passing vehicle, construction tools, or even noisy spears at a concert.”
Additionally, AirPods Pro 2 has another long-awaited feature, namely touch control. Users can finally turn the volume down or up by sliding their fingers over the stern of the AirPods.
While Apple has optimized the first AirPods Pro case to work with the Find My app, the company has finally added the U1 chip in its MagSafe charging case, making it easier than ever to locate wireless earbuds and even make them play a sound. thanks to its built-in speakers.
Last but not least, the company is adding extra small earbuds so the AirPods Pro 2 can fit more ears. With all of this in mind, there’s one last thing Apple didn’t mention during the keynote, but it could mean that this product could be even better than we expected.
AirPods Pro 2 offers Bluetooth 5.3 support, could bring new codec support and “lossless” playback
A couple of months ago, Bluetooth SIG announced that it has finalized the LE Audio Spec, which means companies could use this technology.
The low complexity communication codec – LC3 for short – can transmit at much lower bitrates without losing the audio quality we currently see with the Bluetooth standard – and the good part is that Apple is already testing it with AirPods Max.
One developer was able to activate this codec with the latest AirPods beta firmware by saying it is improving call audio quality, but something was missing about the AirPods hardware: Bluetooth 5.2 support.
Thankfully, AirPods Pro 2 and iPhone 14 offer this, which means Apple can not only support a higher bitrate with these products, but it offers a kind of Lossless streaming with Apple Music.
This new codec allows you to listen to songs, watch movies and more, with several wireless headsets connected at the same time. Currently, you can only connect up to two AirPods from the same source.
While Apple still seems to be testing this feature, the company could herald a revolution in audio streaming thanks to this new codec and this new hardware available.
While I’m looking forward to Apple expanding the capabilities of the AirPods Pro 2, I’d also say you shouldn’t expect the company to officially announce support for this new codec. For example, the new Apple TV 4K could offer a 120Hz refresh rate thanks to HDMI 2.1 support, but after a year the company hasn’t upgraded the set-top box to offer this technology to users.
Do you like the new AirPods Pro 2? Do you think Apple will eventually support this new codec and improve the music experience with these earphones? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.
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