Chinese audio magazine 52audio has received new information about Apple’s Airpods 2 – and has published images that provide information about the new features. Additionally, a Twitter user posted an image that should prove the discovery of a new Bluetooth codec (LC3) in future Airpods firmware.
It is rumored that the second generation of Apple Airpods will be available in the fall of 2022. However, the Chinese audio publication 52audio already has it New information About Airpods Pro 2 and posted some insightful photos. On the outside, almost nothing has changed with the noise-canceling true wireless earbuds. However, a comprehensive look at the new Airpods charging case gives indications of potential new features.
Airpods Pro 2: with LC3 and microphone?
As 52audio mentioned, the AirPods Pro 2 charging case must have a USB-C socket. This means that Apple will follow the recently agreed EU requirement that Airpods should have USB-C sockets by 2024. According to other leakers’ opinions, the next product will still use the Lightning standard. There may be a speaker behind the two holes on the bottom of the charging case, which may trigger signals to help you find your Airpods more easily. The single hole at the bottom may hide a microphone that can be used to pick up ambient noise to improve listening quality. Last but not least, the recess on the right side of the case catches the eye, as it has a place to hold belts or accessories.
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Meanwhile, a Twitter user claims to have demonstrated the new LC3 (Complex Communication Codec) codec with AirPods Max in future firmware. in which Related tweet Interview photo included. The LC3 will be offered alongside the Bluetooth 5.2 LE standard and aims to offer improved packet loss handling as well as higher sound quality. In this regard, new devices that support Bluetooth 5.2 LE will be needed – and may also be a successor to the H1 chip.
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