Latest iOS 16.1 Beta Removes Adaptive Transparency Toggle for Original AirPods Pro, Confirming Bug

The iOS 16.1 beta that was released to developers today removes the erroneous Adaptive Transparency toggle that was added for the original AirPods Pro and the AirPods Max in the prior beta. After updating last week, ‌AirPods Pro‌ and ‌AirPods Max‌ owners running the AirPods firmware beta found an “Adaptive Transparency” toggle in the AirPods […]

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AirPods Pro 2 Bug Tells Users to ‘Replace Battery Soon’

A bug is alerting some second-generation AirPods Pro users to “replace” their battery soon, according to various online reports. The bug seems to trigger battery replacement notifications from the Find My app on nearby devices when the battery of the ‌AirPods Pro‌ earbuds or MagSafe Charging Case is low. The second-generation ‌AirPods Pro‌ feature enhanced […]

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Gurman: iOS 16.1 Adaptive Transparency Option for Original AirPods Pro and AirPods Max is a Bug

The AirPods Pro 2 Adaptive Transparency feature is not coming to the original ‌AirPods Pro‌ or the AirPods Max, according to Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman. The Adaptive Transparency setting that appeared in the third iOS 16.1 beta is apparently a bug. ‌AirPods Max‌ and original ‌AirPods Pro‌ owners noticed an Adaptive Transparency setting that had replaced […]

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AirPods Pro 2 Earbud Batteries 15% Bigger, But Charging Case Sees Little Improvement

The longer battery life of second-generation AirPods Pro is partly achieved by use of physically bigger batteries, regulatory filings show. Compared to the first-generation AirPods Pro, Apple says that the second-generation model features an additional 1.5 hours of battery life with Active Noise Cancellation enabled for a total of six hours. Listings on the 3C […]

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iOS 16.1 Beta Brings Adaptive Transparency to Original AirPods Pro

The third beta of iOS 16.1 that was released earlier this week expands the Adaptive Transparency feature introduced with the second-generation AirPods Pro to the original ‌AirPods Pro‌. As noted on Reddit, first-generation ‌AirPods Pro‌ owners will now see an “Adaptive Transparency” toggle in the AirPods section of the Settings app. Apple debuted Adaptive Transparency […]

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AirPods Pro 2 Teardown Provides Inside Look at Earbuds and Charging Case

Repair website iFixit today shared a video teardown of Apple’s second-generation AirPods Pro, providing a closer look at the internals of the new earbuds and charging case. The teardown confirms that AirPods Pro remain largely unrepairable. [embedded content] Opening up the AirPods Pro and the charging case continues to result in unfixable damage, preventing battery […]

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New AirPods Pro Charging Case’s Lanyard Loop Potentially Doubles as Antenna

Lumafield today shared CT scan images of the second-generation AirPods Pro charging case, providing a look at internal changes to the case. While the basic layout of the case appears to be similar to the original, Lumafield discovered that the newly added “lanyard loop” is internally connected to the Lightning connector, which interfaces with the […]

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AirPods Pro 2 Users Report Issues With Connection Randomly Dropping

Sunday September 25, 2022 9:17 am PDT by Sami Fathi Some users of the second-generation AirPods Pro are reporting ongoing issues with their brand new earbuds randomly disconnecting from their devices as they listen to music or watch a video. According to user reports on the MacRumors forum as well as readers of MacRumors that […]

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iOS 16.1 Beta Lets You Disable AirPods Pro 2 Touch Volume Control

Sunday September 25, 2022 3:18 am PDT by Sami Fathi In the iOS 16.1 beta, Apple is giving users of the second-generation AirPods Pro the ability to disable touch controls for volume. One feature of the new ‌AirPods Pro‌ is that users can increase or decrease volume by swiping up or down on the ‌AirPods […]

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AirPods 3 vs. AirPods Pro 2 Buyer’s Guide

Almost three years after the launch of the first-generation AirPods Pro, Apple unveiled the second-generation model alongside the iPhone 14 lineup and several new Apple Watches. Although the second-generation ‌AirPods Pro‌ feature the same design as their predecessor, they improve on features like Active Noise Cancellation, in-ear detection, and battery life, while introducing new functionality […]

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AirPods Pro 2 Engravings Appear in iOS During Pairing and Connecting

Friday September 23, 2022 9:40 am PDT by Sami Fathi Customers who personalize their second-generation AirPods Pro charging case with an engraving will now have that engraving reflected directly on iOS as they pair and connect their ‌AirPods Pro‌. Apple allows customers to personalize their ‌AirPods Pro‌ charging case with a special engraving that can […]

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How to Use Precision Finding to Locate AirPods Pro 2 With Your iPhone

With AirPods Pro 2, Apple has improved the Charging Case by adding a U1 chip for Precision Finding with Find My. This article explains how to use Precision Finding to locate your ‌AirPods Pro‌ if you’ve misplaced or lost them. ‌Find My‌‌ uses Bluetooth signals from lost AirPods to relay their location back to you. […]

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AirPods Pro 2: How to Enable or Disable Charging Case Sounds

iPhone 14 Pro Customers Plagued With Issues Just Days After Release Tuesday September 20, 2022 2:20 am PDT by Sami Fathi The iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max officially launched this past Friday, and since their release, users have faced several bugs and issues, ranging from poor battery life, AirDrop not working, camera […]

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AirPods Pro 2 Charging Case Can Broadcast Battery Status With or Without AirPods Inside

Apple’s second-generation AirPods Pro are now in the hands of customers, and one notable new tidbit that has come to light is that the MagSafe Charging Case can broadcast its charging status to the iOS Battery widget even when the AirPods are in your ears. With other AirPods models, including the first-generation AirPods Pro, users […]

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First Apple Watch Ultra and AirPods Pro 2 Orders Arriving to Customers in Australia and New Zealand

It’s already September 23 in Australia and New Zealand, aka AirPods Pro and Apple Watch Ultra launch day. Customers in these two countries who preordered the ‌AirPods Pro‌ 2 or an ‌Apple Watch Ultra‌ are beginning to receive their new devices. We will soon start seeing the first hands-on pictures of the ‌AirPods Pro‌ 2 […]

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Apple Explains Why Second-Generation AirPods Pro Ear Tips Are Incompatible With Original AirPods Pro

Apple today explained why the new silicone ear tips for the second-generation AirPods Pro are not officially compatible with the original AirPods Pro. In an updated support document, Apple said the original AirPods Pro ear tips have “noticeably denser mesh” than the second-generation ear tips. Apple did not provide any additional details, but the mesh […]

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Apple Releases New Firmware for AirPods Pro 2 Ahead of Launch

Thursday September 22, 2022 11:22 am PDT by Juli Clover Apple today released new firmware designed for the second-generation AirPods Pro, which means the new AirPods will have a day one firmware update available at launch. The 5A377 firmware is now available for new ‌AirPods Pro‌ owners, up from the 5A374 firmware they ship with. […]

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AirPods Pro 2 Reviews: Sound Quality, Noise Cancellation, and Battery Life Tested

Apple’s second-generation AirPods Pro will begin arriving to customers and launch in stores on Friday, September 23. In advance, the first reviews of the wireless headphones have now been shared by select media publications and YouTube channels. Priced at $249, the second-generation AirPods Pro feature improved audio quality, longer battery life, and up to 2x […]

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AirPods Pro 2 Unboxing Video Shared Ahead of Launch

Apple’s second-generation AirPods Pro will begin arriving to customers and launch in stores on Friday. Ahead of time, an early unboxing video of the new AirPods Pro has surfaced on YouTube, providing a closer look at what’s in the box and more. [embedded content] Apple already provided the media hands-on time with the new AirPods […]

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New AirPods Pro Now Facing 2-3 Week Shipping Delay in U.S. Ahead of Launch

Apple’s second-generation AirPods Pro launch this Friday with many new features, including improved audio quality, longer battery life, up to 2x as much active noise cancellation, Find My support for the charging case, an extra small ear tip option, the ability to swipe up and down on the stem to adjust volume, and more. Ahead […]

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