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[WWDC 2024] Exciting AirPods Updates – Transforming Your Siri, Call, and Gaming Experience
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[WWDC 2024] Exciting AirPods Updates – Transforming Your Siri, Call, and Gaming Experience

by Aiman MaulanaJune 11, 2024
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Later this year, Apple will release significant software updates for AirPods, promising to revolutionize how users interact with Siri, handle calls, and enjoy gaming. These updates will enhance the hands-free experience, making interactions more seamless and immersive.

Siri Interactions: A New Level of Convenience

[WWDC 2024] Exciting AirPods Updates - Transforming Your Siri, Call, and Gaming Experience

One of the standout features coming to AirPods Pro is the ability to respond to Siri with simple head gestures. Users can nod their head to say “yes” or shake their head to say “no,” making it easier to communicate in situations where speaking out loud is not ideal. This feature, enabled by machine learning on the H2 chip, allows for private and convenient responses to Siri announcements, call management, message interactions, and notification handling.

Enhanced Call Quality with AirPods Pro and Voice Isolation

[WWDC 2024] Exciting AirPods Updates - Transforming Your Siri, Call, and Gaming Experience

AirPods Pro will also introduce Voice Isolation, a feature designed to ensure crystal clear call quality even in noisy or windy environments. Leveraging machine learning on the H2 chip, Voice Isolation works with the paired iPhone, iPad, or Mac to enhance the caller’s voice while minimizing background noise. This will make conversations more intelligible and enjoyable, regardless of the surrounding conditions.

Improved Gaming Experience

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AirPods are already popular for their excellent sound quality, and the upcoming updates will make them even better for gaming. Personalized Spatial Audio with dynamic head tracking will be available across AirPods (3rd generation), AirPods Pro, and AirPods Max, providing an immersive audio experience for gamers. Pro users will benefit from significantly reduced audio latency, delivering Apple’s best wireless audio performance for mobile gaming to date. Additionally, voice quality improvements, including 16-bit, 48kHz audio, will enhance in-game communication with teammates.

To help developers integrate these new features into their games, Apple has released a developer API. The AirPods developer beta is available now for Apple Developer Program members, offering early access to these innovative capabilities.

Free Firmware Update This Fall

These exciting new features, including Siri Interactions, Voice Isolation, and improved voice quality, will be available as a free firmware update this fall. They will be compatible with AirPods Pro (2nd generation), ensuring users can enjoy an upgraded experience without additional cost.

For more details on the developer beta and upcoming features, visit developer.apple.com.

Pokdepinion: The personalized spatial audio is something very exciting for me but my biggest worry is the latency. I know they mentioned reduced audio latency but I always thought there was a limit as to how much can be cut down. Hopefully I’m proven wrong here.

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Aiman Maulana
Jack of all trades, master of none, but oftentimes better than a master of one. YouTuber, video editor, tech head, and a wizard of gaming. What's up? :)