The Apple AirPods Studio might arrive with some sleek gesture controls.
Apple’s upcoming headphones were already speculated to be unlike any other AirPods ever released, thanks to their over-ear design. Now, a published patent unveils how Apple might launch the Studios with some killer features ready to compete with, and maybe beat, the Bose 700. Here is what you need to know.
Apple AirPods Studio Leaked Features
While we’d already found that the tech giant based in Cupertino was working on touch-sensitive surfaces for the ear-cups, the newest leak shows how Apple wants to make those devices even smarter.
According to a recently published Apple patent named “Detection of headphone rotation,” spotted by Patently Apple, the company is toying with a tech that allows our headphones to detect the position they’re in. Such a feature could enable the AirPods Apple Studio to adjust how the touch inputs on the sides work based on how we’re wearing them.
Doing that, AirPods Studio would arrive with the same reaction for users swiping in different ways on the headphones. Also, most of the gestures are apparent. For instance, two fingers up and down could raise and lower volume, two fingers back would rewind, and two fingers forward would skip a track. These things will be a helpful trick, as we don’t all wear headphones the same way. The Bose 700 headphones mentioned above are also coming with such gesture controls, but they can’t intuit the headphones’ position.
According to a past leak, the AirPods Studio might arrive any day because they entered mass production earlier this year. Now, we should think about how Apple could time the headphones to its fall iPhone 12 launch event or save them later? The Apple AirPods Studio sure does look more like a prime holiday gift. But, we shouldn’t lose hope on a fall launch event either.