Two headlining features of Apple’s new AirPods 2 Pro earbuds won’t be available to use on iPad and Mac when they first land in customers’ hands on Friday, September 23, the company has revealed.
According to a footnote in Apple’s AirPods Pro 2 press release, “Personalized Spatial Audio profiles and Find My will be available with iPadOS 16 and macOS Ventura in October.”
Support for the new features appears to be included in iOS 16, but with iPadOS 16 and macOS Ventura not launching to the public until October, users on iPad and Mac will have to wait until those updates are released for full AirPods Pro support.
With Personalized Spatial Audio, users perceive sound individually, based on the size and shape of their head and ears. And with the TrueDepth camera on iPhone, users will be able to create a personal profile for Spatial Audio that delivers a listening experience precisely tuned just for them.
As for Find My, the new AirPods Pro 2 feature an updated charging case with a new speaker for Find My, which allows them to be located with the Find My app.
Update: This article has been updated to indicate that the features should work with iOS 16 on iPhones at launch, but they won’t work on iPad or Mac until the new software updates for those platforms launch in October.
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