A new era of personalized audio awaits this fall
- AirPods software updates include Adaptive Audio, Personalized Volume, and Conversation Awareness
- Faster and more reliable Automatic Switching between Apple devices
- New features available this fall as a free firmware update
Apple has announced that its AirPods lineup will be receiving a series of software updates this fall, promising to revolutionize the personal audio experience. The updates, which include Adaptive Audio, Personalized Volume, and Conversation Awareness, will be available as a free firmware update.
A New Era of Audio Experience
Adaptive Audio is a feature that dynamically blends Transparency mode and Active Noise Cancellation based on the user’s environment. This means that your AirPods will automatically adjust the noise control experience as you move between different environments throughout the day.
Personalized Volume, on the other hand, uses machine learning to understand your environmental conditions and listening preferences over time, automatically fine-tuning your media experience.
Conversation Awareness: A Game-Changer?
Conversation Awareness is a feature that has sparked a lot of interest. It allows users to engage with people close by while wearing AirPods Pro (2nd generation) by simply starting to speak. The feature lowers the volume and enhances the voices in front of the user while reducing background noise.
Reddit user CactusBoyScout humorously questioned:
While jsreally clarified, “looks to be based on your talking.”
Seamless Switching Between Apple Devices
The updates also promise to make switching between Apple devices while using AirPods more seamless. The connection time between a user’s Apple devices will be faster and more reliable, making it easier to move from an iPhone podcast to a work call on a Mac.
Excitement for the Updates
TM87_1e17 with mixed feelings on the active noise cancelling:
Coming This Fall 2023
The AirPods developer beta is available for Apple Developer Program members starting today, with the new AirPods features set to be released this fall as a free firmware update. These updates follow in the footsteps of previous WWDC announcements, including Conversation Boost and deeper Find My integration in 2021, and spatial audio and automatic device switching in 2020.