The AirPods will also benefit from new features that Apple introduced with iOS 15. The newly introduced functions include Conversation Boost and also better integration with the “Find My” app.
- Conversation Boost revealed
- Better “Find My” integration.
- Spatial Audio is coming to tvOS
As expected, Apple revealed what’s new during its iOS 15 presentation at the WWDC 2021 keynote, and luckily for audiophiles, there were also announcements of new features for Apple’s AirPods headphones. Among other things, the interaction with other Apple devices has been improved, and the wearable has some welcome options for conversations.
One of the highlights is probably the so-called Conversation Boost, which should ensure that the AirPods concentrate on the person who is directly in front of the user. It should prove particularly useful for people with hearing impairments.
Also helpful: The function for reading out messages has been expanded. There will be a new “Announce Notifications” option that reads out incoming notifications from apps you have previously selected.
Additionally, it was stated that AirPods Pro and Pro Max will get better integration with the Find My app. The new widget view for the home screen is particularly nice here. And to make sure you don’t have to use the feature after you’ve lost your AirPods, a warning message on your smartphone can remind you that you may have just left your AirPods.
Spatial Audio, Apple’s 3D sound feature introduced last year, is also getting a boost. With iOS 15, Spatial Audio will also be available on streaming hardware with tvOS, as well as on M1 Macs.
Three-dimensional spatial audio is coming to tvOS. In this way you can, for example, pair your AirPods Max with your streaming box to enjoy spatial sound on your TV.
The new features are expected to be released in the fall of this year with the iOS 15 update.