In total, there are five completely new features that make it to the second-generation AirPods Pro, all without the need for a hardware update.
Here are five improvements that Apple has incorporated into the AirPods Pro 2
Adaptive Audio: Immerse yourself in the environment
One of the most interesting aspects of this evolution is “Adaptive Audio”. AirPods Pro 2 already had three noise control modes, but this new dynamic function tries to anticipate your needs. About A combination of “Transparency” and “Active Noise Cancellation” modes, which adjusts in real time based on environmental conditions. What does this mean? You never have to worry about manually switching between modes.
If you’re at home going about your daily tasks in transparency mode and suddenly turn on the vacuum cleaner, the active noise cancellation will automatically kick in, blocking out the outside sound. The change is so smooth that you don’t notice the change, but what you do notice is the clarity of ambient sounds around you. This feature is truly revolutionary and greatly improves the user experience while using the headphones.
Listen and talk at the same time in conversational mode
“Conversational Awareness” takes Apple a step further in communicating with the outside world. If you speak while “Conversation Awareness” is activated, your AirPods Pro 2 They automatically lower the volume you hear and highlight the voices of those in front of you. But that’s not all: the feature also seriously reduces background noise from behind. What does this mean? This means you can enjoy conversations even in noisy environments, whether at a bar or cafe or on public transport, without removing the AirPods. This feature makes music and interactions with people perfectly compatible.
Mute or “Unmute” with a single tap
The “Mute or Mute” function may not seem as new as the previous two, but it’s useful. Imagine you’re on a call and need to quickly mute your microphone for a few minutes. With AirPods Pro 2, this is possible by pressing the earphone pin. One touch to mute, another to unmute. You don’t have to pick up your iPhone or make any weird gestures, everything is just a click away.
In addition, Apple introduced a featureCustom block«. This feature uses machine learning to adjust the volume of the AirPods according to our personal preferences and ambient noise conditions.
This feature that allows you to seamlessly switch between Apple devices has been around for a while, but it’s faster now than ever. The connection between our Apple devices is established significantly faster, which means we can switch seamlessly and efficiently from our iPhone to iPad or Mac.
These five new features significantly improve the user experience with the 2nd generation AirPods Pro. But best of all, these improvements will be available to existing users after updating to iOS 17. This demonstrates Apple’s commitment to customer satisfaction and its willingness to continuously improve its existing products. Five major updates that don’t require a new physical device, just software improvements.