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Looks Like Optimized Battery Charging for AirPods is Part of Apple’s iOS 14 Beta 1

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I finally pulled the trigger yesterday and upgraded to the beta version of iOS 14. I heard from enough people that the sometimes buggy first developer beta was pretty stable this year. I can say the same so far based on one day of use.. It feels much more like iOS 12 than 13 so far. It didn’t even take that much of a toll on my battery life today, which is definitely rare for a first dev beta.

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There is a New Firmware For AirPods Pro, But it Wasn’t a Fix For Me

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Apple released a new firmware version for AirPods Pro this week. They are now at 2D27, up from version 2D15. The new features for AirPods and AirPods Pro, which I covered yesterday, don’t seem to be a part of this new firmware, so it is likely another attempt to fix issues with Active Noise Cancelling and popping noises.

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Apple’s Unexpected AirPods Pro Upgrades Point to Bigger and Better Things

I have to hand it to Apple sometimes. People, myself included, get down on them for being greedy, which is occasionally deserved. Some even go as far as accusing them of handicapping devices and taking out batteries just to generate new sales. However, the new upgrades for the AirPods Pro that were revealed yesterday show a different side of the company.

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Will Apple’s New Noise Cancelling Headphones Be Arriving At WWDC?

Two weeks ago it was looking very much like Apple’s new AirPods Studio over the ear noise cancelling headphones would be arriving soon. I wrote about this at the time and was feeling pretty good about my recent prediction that they would land right before WWDC. I’m not feeling so confident about that call today, as there has been radio silence on this highly anticipated item ever sense.

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My AirPods Pro Have Started Having Some Issues

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I have been really happy with my AirPods Pro since I got them right at launch. They were the first earbuds I’ve owned with noise cancellation and definitely were a big step up in terms of sound quality, isolation and features. As much as I liked my original AirPods, the Pros are definitely the way to go for listening to music. I’ve also been using them in the car to cut down on road noise and for lots of Skype, Zoom and Microsoft Teams meetings during the COVID-19 lockdown.

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Looks Like Apple’s New AirPods Studio Headphones Will Be Arriving Soon!

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I do enjoy being right.

I don’t have sources and I’m not interested in slinging leaks or becoming the next Jon Prosser. However, I do enjoy making predictions just based on reading the Apple leaves and I love it even more when I get a few right. I won’t claim that happens too often, but I get a few.

So far, my 2020 predictions are looking pretty good. I called full mouse support for iPadOS and a keyboard accessory that would include a trackpad pretty much dead-on in early January. Last week, based on the fact that they were rumored to be in production, I said that Apple’s new AirPods Studio headphones would arrive just before or during the WWDC Keynote. Looks pretty likely that prediction will turn out to be true, as well.

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Apple’s New AirPods Studio May Have Entered Production

According to a recent report (paywalled, but confirmed by MacRumors here) from well-known supply chain analysts DigiTimes, Apple’s new AirPods Studio over the ear headphones have entered production. This comes on the heels of a report from The Information (also paywalled) that Apple will have the new headphones built and assembled in Vietnam as they seek to diversify their supply chain from their dependence on China.

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Apple’s Coming AirPods Studio Sound Like a Home Run

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I’ll be honest. I was not expecting Apple’s long-rumored over the ear headphones to be packed with as many features as are now being predicted. I assumed we would basically be getting an over the ear version of the Beats Solo Pro on ear headphones that came out last year. They featured the same Apple H1 chip with Noise Cancellation and Transparency Mode features that came with the AirPods Pro. They sound even better, at least in my opinion.

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Apple is Working on New Features for their Wearable Devices

We already have reports that Apple is possible about to release a new set of noise cancelling over the ear headphones and is working on a “lite’ version of the AirPods Pro for release later in the year. However, that isn’t all Apple is working on to extend their extremely popular and fast-growing wearables lineup. They are also continuing to work on the Apple Watch and AirPods.

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If Target is Correct, it’s Going to be an Expensive March for Apple Fans

Photo Source: Jon Prosser via Twitter

I think we all know an Apple event is coming within the next six weeks at this point. We also have a pretty good idea that one or more iPad Pros is coming at that event, along with a new iPhone. However, there are rumors of other new Apple goodies that may or may not arrive at the same time. Today brings more of these reports from an unlikely source.

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Apple May Be Developing a Lite Version of the AirPods Pro

DigiTimes may not bat 1.000 when it comes to Apple rumors, but they do know a fair amount the supply chain and devices that are in testing and development. What they don’t usually have is definitive information or context to go with these leaks and bits of information, but there is usually some amount of truth in their reports. The hard part is figuring out where that truth is.

In one such report this week, DigiTimes predicts that Apple is getting ready to produce a new “lite” version of the extremely popular AirPods Pro in Taiwan.

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