If you have a pair of AirPods Max, or really any over-ear headphones that you don't want just lying around on your desk, or, worse yet, stuffed into a drawer, a stand can help with that. We've put together a roundup of the best stands you can buy right now for your headphones.
Apple has plenty of new AirPods features ready for your enjoyment, all you need to do is install iOS 15 and other software updates on your Apple devices. Here are all of them in one place.
AirPods and other wearable devices with built-in microphones could provide pretty reliable measurements of the wearer's respiratory rate using just their breath audio.
iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 have been discovered to link the AirPods Pro and AirPods Max headphones to your Apple ID, which allows Apple to leverage its Find My network and make it easy to see the AirPods location on the map, even when disconnected from your iPhone.
Earlier this year, Apple confirmed that AirPods Pro users would be able to try out beta versions of the firmware ahead of a public launch. The first effort in that regard arrived in late July. And now, the company has issued a second beta firmware version, adding yet another feature to the mix.
Over the last year and some change, what going to work looks like has changed quite a bit for a lot of people. What used to be a daily grind with traffic and public transport, or parking, or whatever else it might've been, now relies more on stable WiFi and kids not barging in on us during a Zoom call. But, what about our desks?
Apple device users responded positively to AirPods Pro and their tight integration with the iOS and iPadOS mobile operating systems. More specifically, users appreciated being able to switch listening modes directly from Control Center, which includes Noise Cancellation mode, Normal mode, and Transparency mode.
These features were once exclusive to the AirPods Pro, but fast-forward to today, and those same features can be enjoyed on AirPods Max and even certain Beats headphones like the Beats Studio Buds. One caveat, however, is that users must be running iOS or iPadOS 14.6 or newer to enjoy this functionality with the Beats Studio Buds.
Apple is now testing upcoming AirPods Pro firmware that will bring software support for some of iOS 15's audio features like ambient noise reduction and spatial audio for FaceTime calls.
There's no denying that Apple's truly wireless headphones, the AirPods and AirPods Pro, are popular. And, oddly enough, one clear sign of that booming popularity is that counterfeiters also seize on the opportunity to make a buck (or millions of them). Which is exactly what the United States Customs agency has seen, especially recently.
The rumor mill has been issuing leaks regarding Sony's newest truly wireless earbuds. And now they are officially official. Sony has finally taken the wraps off the WF-1000XM4.
With iOS 15's announcement out of the way, it's time to get to AirPods.
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.