AirPods 2

This tweak enables Apple’s native pairing UI for the new AirPods on pre-iOS 12.2 devices

If you’re trying to use a pair of second-generation AirPods with an iOS handset running any firmware below iOS 12.2, then you’re likely all too familiar with the ‘limited’ functionality that ensues. Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be that way, especially for jailbreakers.

AirPort is a newly-released jailbreak tweak by iOS developer Boo that makes second-generation AirPods behave more like the original AirPods on pre-iOS 12.2 firmware. More specifically, it ensures that the beautiful pairing UI appears when you open your AirPods in the proximity of your handset and displays the proper AirPods-style glyphs in the Battery widget on the Today page.

watchOS 5.2 brings ECG app to more regions, adds support for AirPods 2

Apple on Wednesday released watchOS 5.2 to the public as expected, an update for the Apple Watch that adds support for Apple’s brand-new second-generation AirPods, among other things.

The update also brings the ECG app and irregular rhythm notification to Hong Kong and 19 European countries. It also offers support for the AirPods 2nd generation and real-time text (RTT) for phone calls.

AirPods 2 will work on pre-iOS 12.2 firmware, albeit with ‘limited’ functionality

When Apple’s second-generation AirPods became available to order from the Cupertino company’s website, asterisks discovered at the bottom of the web page denoted that the Bluetooth headphones would necessitate macOS 14.10.4, iOS 12.2, and watchOS 5.2 to be used. But is that really the case? Perhaps not…

Citing a post shared on /r/jailbreak by Reddit user TomLube just this week, Apple’s second-generation AirPods will work just fine on pre-iOS 12.2 firmware, albeit with semi-handicapped functionality.

The original AirPods vs. AirPods 2 – what’s different?

Apple’s new second-generation AirPods can now be ordered from the company’s website, and many are wondering if they’re a worthwhile upgrade from the originals.

If you’re in the same boat, then you’ve come to the right place, because this piece will discuss the most significant differences between the original and second-generation AirPods.

Second-generation AirPods hint imminent release of macOS Mojave 10.14.4, iOS 12.2, & watchOS 5.2

In case you missed it, Apple released its highly-anticipated second-generation AirPods on Wednesday with some notable under-the-hood improvements including the brand-new H1 chip and a Qi wireless charging-compatible case.

But as you might come to expect from Apple, the release of new hardware often requires newer software with support built-in, and the Cupertino-based company’s second-generation AirPods are no exception to this general rule of thumb.