The latest update for Apple’s Airpods Pro brings the long-awaited Spatial Audio feature which provides a 3D surround sound experience on supported content. The new firmware bears the 3A283 moniker and is seeding to AirPods 2 users as well. Both the Pro and non-Pro Airpods gain automatic switching between devices though the Spatial Audio bit is reserved for the higher-end earphones.
Apple first detailed its Spatial Audio feature back in June, revealing it uses specialized directional audio algorithms and sensors built into the earphones to deliver a movie theater-like surround sound. The earphones can detect your movement through the accelerometer and will retain the audio source’s location even when you move.