AirPods Pro 2 might be launched with a killer feature, according to a recent patent.
Apple AirPods Pro is currently the best wireless earbuds on the market. With such a title, the next-gen of AirPods Pro must arrive with some of the greatest features so far. And one of those functionalities could be a series of sleek air and touch gestures.
In a recent patent discovered by PatentlyApple, the tech giant based in Cupertino lays out an AirPods Pro navigation tech that builds on the actual force sensor controls. Here is what you need to know.
AirPods Pro 2 Expected Features and Specs
A recent patent spotted reveals how Apple plans to bring the best features for a possible next-generation of AirPods Pro. The wireless earbuds might arrive with a navigation system. Also, the patent details how air gestures and on-device capacitative sensors could be utilized to improve the experience of using Apple’s premium noise-canceling earbuds.
Furthermore, the patent shows how both air and touch gestures could work together on a pair of wireless earbuds. For instance, a tap on a stem could introduce the AirPods Pro 2’s sensors for an air gesture. Such actions could be paired to trigger various actions, too.
The wireless earbuds might be configured to track gestures, physical manipulations, and much more. An excerpt from the patent reads: “In response to the detected inputs, the earbud may be configured to change various outputs, such as an audio output or a haptic output of the device.”
The tech giant also plans to implement this system in other devices. Similar sensors could end up in everything from the iMac and iPad to the Apple Watch and the speculated Apple Glasses.
It’s essential to note that this is only a patent and that many of the company’s protected designs and concepts never see the light of day. So, whether the new feature will arrive for AirPods Pro 2 or AirPods Pro 3, we should probably wait and see.