Apple has begun shipping the new software version to compatible AirPods. This was written in MacRumors.
According to the source, the update numbered 4E71 has become available for AirPods 2, AirPods 3, AirPods Pro and AirPods Max – that is, in fact, the entire line of current Apple-branded headphones has been updated. AirPods 2, Pro, and Max last received the update in December (version 4C165), and AirPods 3 in January (4C170).
Apple never provides information about what exactly has changed in the AirPods firmware. There is only one way to understand this – to compare headphones with old and new software, observing their work and behavior. If something new is noticed, we will definitely tell about it. Most often, updates fix current headphone problems: disconnections, microphone bugs, out of sync, and so on.
For the average user, updating AirPods is a kind of magic. Since Apple does not focus on updates to its accessories, their owner may not even know about it. The company does not provide any buttons or switches to force an update or, conversely, prevent AirPods from updating. Everything happens automatically without any participation of the device owner.
To speed up the process of obtaining an update, the source recommends doing the following: connect AirPods to your iPhone or iPad, connect the device to the Internet, and the headphones to the charger, and wait for a while. According to unconfirmed information, such actions speed up the receipt of an update from Apple servers.
Earlier we told what to expect from the AirPods Pro 2 – according to rumors, they will be presented this fall.