Will AirPods Pro 2 Support Lossless Audio?


The 2nd generation AirPods Pro will reportedly have an interesting feature, namely support for the Apple Lossless Audio Codec, the format used in many songs on Apple Music Lossless.

This prediction was issued by analyst Ming-Chi Kuo in his notes to investors, as quoted by us from The Verge, Monday (3/1/2022).

Why is support attractive? Because until now, none of the earphones and headphones in the AirPods line support this lossless format, including the AirPods Max, which is the most expensive.

All existing AirPods lines only support the use of Advanced Audio Codec (AAC) via Bluetooth, which Apple has relied on for years. As a result, all existing AirPods cannot enjoy the lossless features found in Apple Music -- or similar features on other streaming services --.

This limitation of Bluetooth has previously been revealed by Gary Geaves, VP of accoustics at Apple, who in an interview with What Hi-Fi said Apple needs to work hard to 'squeeze' the capabilities of Bluetooth technology.

According to him, there are still several ways to bring out all the capabilities of Bluetooth, including circumventing the limitations of Bluetooth. But he did not deny, that a larger bandwidth would be more ideal.

Not only about the new audio format, according to Kuo AirPods Pro 2 will also have a different casing, which can produce sound when separated from the earphones. This is to help users find the AirPods case that is lost or tucked away.

Currently, only earphones can make sound when users try to find AirPods via the Find My app. Oh yes, Kuo also said that the AirPods Pro 2 will have a new design that focuses on sports purposes.

Previously, Bloomberg had predicted this design change, namely that they said the AirPods Pro 2 would not be equipped with a stem like the AirPods and the design changed to be like the Pixel Buds or Galaxy Buds.

AirPods Pro 2 is also said to have a motion sensor to better monitor the user's movements while exercising.

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