Sat. Sep 23rd, 2023


Forward of Apple’s announcement of the iPhone 15 subsequent week, rumors are swirling that the brand new iPhone will not be the one Apple product getting a USB-C makeover.

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It has been speculated that Apple will rerelease the iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, and AirPods Professional (2nd era) with a USB-C charging port.

Nonetheless, in accordance with Bloomberg, the bottom mannequin AirPods and the high-end AirPods Max will not be USB-C appropriate till someday subsequent yr. And the probability of Apple reproducing its last-gen iPhones for the sake of a charging port is slim. Very slim.

Along with lacking out on USB-C charging compatibility, AirPods Max and base mannequin AirPods are additionally lacking out on the brand new iOS 17 options coming to AirPods Professional: Adaptive Audio and Dialog Consciousness.

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The more than likely motive for it is because they use Apple’s H1 chip, the identical chip present in all three generations of the bottom mannequin AirPods. The AirPods Professional (2nd era), quite the opposite, use Apple’s up to date H2 chip and are the one Apple headphones geared up with the newer processor.

The AirPods Max relied on a companion case to change between sleep and energetic modes.

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Nonetheless, it is disappointing to see costlier audio choices just like the AirPods Max be left behind on the subject of characteristic upgrades.

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However Apple all the time throws a curveball throughout its seasonal launch occasions, so I am hopeful that we’ll get some extra optimistic AirPods information on Tuesday.

You’ll be able to sustain with our in depth occasion protection all week and live-stream the occasion on Apple’s web site and YouTube channel.

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