Apple could upgrade the original AirPods Pro with an all-important new feature which is seen as the adaptive transparency tech.
Apple Could Upgrade the Original AirPods Pro with an All-Important New Feature
Lately, we have been pleased with the new apple AirPods pro 2 and this is all due to the adaptive transparency tech that the company offers. And currently, it now seems like the feature could be gearing towards the original AirPods pro too.
As seen on Reddit via Appleinsider, the latest iOS 16.1 beta is bringing a software switch for adaptive transparency for the first gen AirPods pro. Apple has officially not said anything and the feature is only in testing for now, but it however looks like the feature is on the way.
The Standard Transparency Mode on the AirPods Pro
The standard transparency mode on the AirPods pro will be attempting to simulate outside sounds accurately all the while the earbuds are still in your ear. And with the adaptive option enabled, that still happens, but however with very loud noises in the region of 85db and above made to sound quieter.
Apple has fitted an upgraded H2 chip directly into the second-gen AirPods pro which thus makes all of the necessary calculations that are required for adaptive transparency to work. As of now, it is still not clear how the H1 chip on the original AirPods pro will manage.
It is still very much possible that apple has updated and streamlined the relevant pieces of algorithms in order to suit the H1 chip. And also, it is possible that the feature will not work quite as well on the first-gen earbuds when compared to the second-gen earbuds.
Adaptive Transparency Functions Well On the Original AirPods Pro
And based on user reports, it now looks like adaptive transparency functions well on the original AirPods pro, but as of now, nobody has done a detailed comparison with the 2022 version of the earbuds. You should however note that you will need beta firmware for the AirPods pro installed as well as the iOS beta for the feature in question to appear.