The rumor mill has been pumping out expectations for new AirPods and AirPods Pro for quite some time. But the new truly wireless headphones have yet to actually launch.
And while we're still waiting, we've got new reports to sift through. This time around it's from Bloomberg, with Mark Gurman aiming to tell us what to expect this year. In his latest report, we learn that Apple is still planning on launching new AirPods and AirPods Pro models. So, that's the good news.
A leaker claims that Apple is working on a future software update that will enable you to stream high-fidelity audio in the lossless formats on your AirPods after all.
Earlier today, Apple seeded the release candidate for iOS 14.6 and tvOS 14.6 (along with other platforms). Along with the latest version of the pre-release software, it seems a new pair of headphones is being hinted at, too.
Apple’s AirPods Pro sent a shockwave through the earbud industry when they became some of the first wireless earbuds to support active noise cancellation. Fast-forward to today, and even Apple’s newer AirPods Max over-ear headphones support this feature along with transparency.
But Apple isn’t the only brand pumping out earbuds and headphones with active noise cancellation and features similar to that of the AirPods Pro and AirPods Max. Sadly, the company limits iOS’ native controls to the first party audio consumption devices — requiring the use of third party apps to control third party accessories (eww).
We've been hearing rumors about the third-generation AirPods for quite some time now. And while expectations had the truly wireless headphones launching in March, that obviously didn't pan out. And we didn't see them at the Spring Loaded event in April, either. But maybe May has something in store for us.
The last time Apple updated the firmware for its second-generation AirPods and the AirPods Pro was back in September of last year. But now the company's ready with a new version.
Back in September of 2019, Amazon officially unveiled its truly wireless headphones to take on Apple's AirPods. Now, more than a year later, the company is back with the second-generation model.
If you have a pair of AirPods Pro or AirPods Max at your disposal, then chances are you’ve become somewhat fond of their Active Noise Cancellation and Transparency modes. The only problem? – Switching between those modes in a pinch, especially in rapid succession, tends to be a cumbersome two-step process.
Recognizing that this process could do with some refinements, iOS developer exodia9610 conceived a new and free jailbreak tweak known as QuickANC.
The rumor mill isn't giving up on AirPods 3, even as it recently moved the goalposts as far as a release date is concerned. Unfortunately, even the leakers are jumping on the same train as the analysts.
Apple has shared a new commercial on its YouTube channel, titled “Jump,” which promotes the various noise-canceling features of the AirPods Pro, its truly wireless earbuds priced at $249.
Along with the AirPods Pro, Apple welcomed a new feature called "spatial audio". It gives a "theater-like experience" when listening to supported content from an iPhone or iPad. But third-party support from apps like Netflix isn't an option right now. And it may not be anytime soon, either.
Apple has relied on its manufacturing prowess in China to meet the extraordinary demand for its products for years now. But, times change, circumstances change, and now Apple appears to be trying to venture out of the region.