Apple last updated the firmware for the company's high-end, over-ear AirPods Max headphones back in March of this year. And now the company is back with another update. As is par for the course, what it actually does is a mystery at the moment.
With iOS 15's announcement out of the way, it's time to get to AirPods.
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.
At this point, Apple's claim to fame when it comes to lossless audio is just that, technically speaking, Apple Music will support the feature in the near future. What you'll use to listen to that audio is a bit of a mystery, as far as Apple's own ecosystem is concerned.
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).
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 latest AirPods Max firmware that arrived earlier in the week appears to have fixed the issue affecting some units that were plagued with excessive battery drain while in the Smart Case.
Apple has issued a firmware update for its latest AirPods-branded headphones, the over-ear AirPods Max.
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.
Back at the beginning of December, Apple launched its first own-branded over-ear headphones. And, as is sometimes the case, there was a discussion that launched right around the same time: are the new headphones worth the cost?
Back in December, when Apple launched the AirPods Max, the company also listed the ear cushions as a separate purchase. However, at the time, it wasn't possible to actually buy them. That changes today.
The ear cushions on your AirPods Max headphones are easily attached and detached thanks to built-in magnets. A recent teardown analysis has found out that the entire headband can be detached from the headphones without even opening the ear cups. This strongly indicates that the AirPods Max were originally designed with interchangeable headbands in mind.