Introducing the new version of the operating system, Cupertino focused on their most popular devices: iPhone, iPad and Mac. Accessories were given a minimum of time, and Apple TV was completely bypassed. But the company could not pass AirPods. A completely new feature called Personalized Spatial Audio has been developed for them. If Apple limited themselves to this, it would be strange, because AirPods are the best-selling TWS headphones in the world, and users want to see something new for them.
Some innovations in the company simply did not disclose. In the first beta, it turned out that the settings of AirPods were moved to a more convenient location, and the operating system learned to determine the originality of the plug-in headphones. Is it no longer possible to publish a fake as the original? Let’s see how all these features work.
How to distinguish AirPods from fakes
To use the new features for AirPods, you need to install iOS 16 on your iPhone. Since the operating system now only exists as a beta for developers, we do not recommend doing so. But if you still decide it’s time to install iOS 16, be sure to back it up so you don’t lose data.
The first thing that comes to mind after installing a new operating system is that the AirPods settings are now on the Home screen of the Settings app right under your name. This is definitely much more convenient than before. To get to them on older versions of iOS, you had to go to Bluetooth, find your headphones there and press the “i” button to go to the settings.
Not at all Apple way. Now in Cupertino everything is done conveniently and logically. More settings, shorter path to them. When AirPods are not connected to the iPhone, the headphone banner is naturally not displayed.
The next moment will please users who buy headphones from the hands or in untested stores. Now, when you try to connect fake headphones to the iPhone, the system will issue a message: “Apple AirPods cannot be authenticated. Do you still want to connect? ” At present, fraudsters will not be able to pass off counterfeits as original goods. Most likely, after a while, replica manufacturers will be able to get around this point. But we hope that this will not happen soon.
AirPods – spatial audio
Personalized surround audio is a new feature for AirPods. With the True Depth camera used for Face ID, the iPhone builds a 3D model of your face and ears and adjusts the stereo effect in the headphones to your personal data. This should increase the effect of surround audio when listening to music or watching videos.
Personal surround audio is set up the first time you connect headphones to an iPhone with iOS 16. The system asks you to scan the face and the left and right ears separately. After building the head card, the system will select the optimal sound for the headphones to maximize the effect of spatial audio.
Users who have tested this feature report that there is no change in the spatial audio on the AirPods Max. Many ask for a separate switch to draw conclusions about the effectiveness of the innovation. Most likely, the greatest effect is achieved when using Personalized Spatial Audio with AirPods Pro headphones.
The new feature is available for the following devices:
- AirPods 3
- AirPods Pro
- AirPods Max
Keep in mind that an iPhone that supports Face ID technology is required for setup. If you plan to make settings on the iPad Pro, you will fail. The innovation was not brought to the iPad. A special point should be noted that Apple guarantees correct operation only with its own services Apple Music and Apple TV +. So the company is trying to imperceptibly put us on their subscriptions.
We hope that Cupertino will not stop and will continue to delight users of AirPods with cool features. Spatial audio really gave the music volume, and if you can adjust it to specific ears, the effect should surprise even the most demanding listener.