Apple AirPods Pro (2nd generation) gets its first-ever firmware update
The AirPods Pro (2nd generation) is now receiving its first-ever software update, which comes with version number 5A377. According to the release note, the firmware brings several bug fixes and "other improvements." Apple, however, has not revealed any detailed information on these fixes. To recall, the audio wearable was unveiled earlier this month at the company's "Far Out" event.
Everything to know about the firmware
The AirPods Pro (2nd generation) will receive the new firmware when it is charging and in the Bluetooth range of an iPhone, iPad, or Mac. The update cannot be installed manually so users will have to wait for it to arrive on their TWS wearable. To receive the update, the iPhone/iPad should be running the latest OS version.
How to check for the update?
On your iPhone/iPad, open the Settings app. Head over to Bluetooth, then AirPods. Click on the "More Info" button denoted by "i." Now, scroll down to the "About" section to discover the firmware version. On Mac, tap the Apple logo from the menu, select "System Information," and tap on "Bluetooth." Under the AirPods line, you will get the firmware version.
AirPods Pro (2nd generation) gets touch control for volume adjustment
AirPods Pro (2nd generation) retains its predecessor's design with an in-ear fit, swappable silicone tips, and stems on the side. It gets new touch control for volume adjustment, music, calls, and audio modes. It comes with a vent system for pressure equalization and offers IPX4 water resistance. The charging case for the wearable houses a lightning port and a speaker at the bottom.
It offers six hours of playtime
The AirPods Pro (2nd generation) houses an H2 chipset. It offers Active Noise Cancellation, Adaptive EQ, personalized Spatial Audio with dynamic head tracking, and Adaptive Transparency mode. It packs a high-excursion Apple audio driver with a dynamic range amplifier, an inward-facing microphone, and dual beamforming microphones. The audio wearable offers six hours of playtime. Its charging case delivers 30 hours of listening time.