During WWDC 2023, Apple took the opportunity to introduce new features to all of its devices, including its stellar AirPods headphones. Among them, the appearance of Adaptive Audio was confirmed. This feature uses machine learning for intelligent filtering. sounds in your environment. But this is not the only interesting feature.

With this new feature, AirPods are now can detect the amount of sounds around you and adjust active noise cancellation according to the situation. They also introduced a feature they called Conversation Detection. This allows you to automatically detect when someone is talking to you directly. This way the headphones will know when to turn down the volume of the music so you can hear it.

Thus, Apple eliminates the need to remove headphones or turn off active noise cancellation to be able to hear your surroundings. All of this, of course, is supported by algorithms that enrich the experience and make it a smarter, more automated process with less need for human intervention.

New features in AirPods with Adaptive Audio

During WWDC 2023, Apple confirms that this Adaptive Audio feature will be coming as an option in addition to Ambient Sound Mode and Active Noise Cancellation. With this function your AirPods will quickly identify which sounds might be relevant to you and they will miss them while you go about your daily business.

For example, if you’re walking around your neighborhood, your AirPods can automatically block out the sound of cars, cars, and more. Nevertheless, will let you hear your neighbor’s greeting when you meet him on your morning walk.

On the other hand, the conversation detection feature will allow you to better hear the people around you. To do this, AirPods use two important processes: turning down the music volume and use machine learning to extract the voices of speakers.

Beta version of this new firmware for AirPods now available for developers who wants to try. If you are one of them, you just need to visit the official website of the Apple Developer Program.

Apple improves audio between devices

In addition to the features described above, Apple has also confirmed that it is working on improve audio transition between devices when using AirPods.

While the company’s ecosystem is its biggest strength, the audio transition process when using multiple Apple devices at the same time can confuse your AirPods. For this reason, Apple has confirmed that it is working on resolving all issues in this section.

Finally, the first and second generation AirPods Pro, as well as the AirPods 3 and Max, they can activate or deactivate their microphones with a single touch. This is part of an update to improve the quality of life and privacy of users of these devices.

Source: Hiper Textual

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