AirPods Pro 2 may require iPhone 11, some iPad models, Apple Silicon Macs to work properly

Apple’s AirPods Pro 2 are slated to launch later this year, and with the unveiling of the iPhone 14 just a few months away, we could see the second-generation wireless earbuds announced at this event. While potential AirPods Pro owners have an excuse to upgrade to the latest model, they might not be able to access the full suite of features if they don’t have the required hardware, such as an iPhone 11 or later. later, according to a prognosticator.

iPhone 11 and later models are equipped with Apple’s U1, a chip that can be used to access exclusive features belonging to AirPods Pro 2

The AirPods Pro 2 are expected to arrive with an improved chip, as well as support for lossless audio. According to ShrimpApplePro on Twitter, “compatibility” will depend on whether you have an iPhone 11 or later, certain iPad models, and Apple Silicon Macs. The tweet might confuse some potential buyers, but rest assured Apple won’t render its AirPods Pro 2 unusable if you don’t have the aforementioned hardware, as there are potentially millions of customers who buy AirPods without having another Apple product. in their possession.

Instead, Apple might limit some AirPods Pro 2 functionality unless the right devices are paired. Since the iPhone 11 was Apple’s first product to feature the company’s U1 chip, along with Apple Silicon Macs starting with the M1 models, the existence of this chip can enable exclusive AirPods Pro features. 2. These features can include Lossless Audio, bringing a whole new listening experience and advanced tracking if the carrying case is misplaced or stolen.

Unfortunately, there won’t be any health-related features built into the AirPods Pro 2, but those are additions that will be introduced in future iterations. Whichever device you pair with the upcoming wireless earbuds, improved active noise cancellation will likely be present, along with increased battery life, but we’ll still see the usefulness of those extra features when the audio product will be officially launched, so stay tuned.

Do you think limiting certain features will hurt AirPods Pro 2 sales? Tell us in the comments.

News source: ShrimpApplePro

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