Apple has introduced the rollout of a firmware replace for the Second-gen AirPods Professional, however as with earlier updates, we don’t know what’s in it. However it would come with a repair for a nagging audio downside that has affected some customers.
As of November 8, model 5B58 is to be had for the brand new AirPods Professional best, with the former Professional fashions, the AirPods Max, and each the Second- and Third-gen same old AirPods all final on 4E71. All Apple unearths within the unlock notes is that 5B58 comprises “Worm fixes and different enhancements.” The AirPods Professional 2 additionally won a firmware replace (5A377) days sooner than they arrived in shops.
Whilst it’s fairly uncommon to unlock a firmware replace for a unmarried style, the loss of element isn’t abnormal. Not like updates for iOS and macOS, Apple’s AirPods firmware updates infrequently expose a lot details about what’s modified; the former 5A377 model had precisely the similar single-line unlock notes, as does the 4E71 nonetheless run by means of the opposite fashions. For one explanation why or some other, iOS and macOS updates have grow to be a part of the promote Apple makes use of to excite customers about their iPhones and Macs, whilst AirPods firmware updates are slipped out quietly in line with fixes the corporate would reasonably no longer speak about.
One such worm that can be the point of interest for 5B58 is the so-called “audio waft” that some homeowners of the Second-gen AirPods Professional complained about on Reddit final month (by means of 9to5Mac). Customers complained of surprising and sudden shifts in quantity and felt they may well be associated with noise cancellation at the new headphones. It’s no longer transparent, then again, whether or not 5B58 both makes an attempt or succeeds in fixing this downside. One respondent at the Reddit thread claimed the 5B5040c beta (an previous construct of the 5B58 public unlock) “turns out to mend the problem.”
Some customers complained that energetic noise cancellation on their AirPods Max used to be much less efficient after the newest 4E71 replace. It’s no longer transparent whether or not the AirPods Professional firmware replace has the similar impact.
AirPods updates are delivered robotically when the software is charging and close to your iPhone or iPad. You’ll take a look at your present firmware model by means of going to Settings, then Basic, About, and AirPods.