Apple has released a new firmware update for AirPods Pro 2. Both devices will be available starting tomorrow, allowing users to have day one updates to install once they have obtained their hands on these products. Here''s what you should know.
AirPods Pro 2 firmwares new version is 5.0, build 5A377. Apple has not disclosed whats changing with this firmware. For the Apple Watch Ultra, however, we know that the Cupertino corporation is fixing an audio issue with the microphones available on the device.
Apple is likely to be implementing something similar for the AirPods Pro 2. More interestingly, the company is also testing a firmware update for AirPods Max, which has not been previously available for users. Apple, in this firmware, was able to discover that a developer is preparing a new audio codec to improve calls on the premium headphones.
This beta firmware made us believe that Apple might be able to provide lossless support for AirPods Pro 2 as it would require Bluetooth 5.2 to support the new LC3 standard (this device offers Bluetooth 5.3).
Despite the fact that the LC3 codec will enhance audio calls, efficiency, and stability of Bluetooth devices, the requirement to take full advantage of this standard will be Bluetooth 5.2.
Apple will be able to eliminate AirPods desynchronizing when on the users ears, and extend battery life thanks to the low-energy standard, while focusing on efficiency and stability.
It''s unclear when Apple will utilize it. For example, the new Apple TV 4K might provide a 120Hz refresh rate, but this feature hasn''t been implemented yet.
How to install AirPods Pro 2 new firmware
Apple does not make it simple to manually update your AirPods Pro 2 to new firmware versions, according to the company. Instead, new firmware versions will be installed when the AirPods are connected via Bluetooth to your iPhone.
Check your AirPods firmware version:
The firmware 5.0 (5A377) for AirPods Pro 2 has been released. #AirPodsPro pic.twitter.com/7Gb6KZnH9I
Apple Software Updates (@AppleSWUpdates) September 22, 2022