Apple introduces lossless audio support with AirPods Pro 2
Apple introduces lossless audio support with AirPods Pro 2

According to trusted analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the second generation of AirPods Pro can support Apple's ALAC lossless audio codec in Investor Report and comes with a beep to help you find it.

Currently, no AirPod model supports lossless audio, which is a form of file compression that can keep all the data from the original audio file, thus improving the audio quality.

Every AirPods model, even AirPods Max, uses Bluetooth to render audio, forcing the device to use the advanced AAC audio codec, a form of lossy audio compression.

So far, the only Apple devices that can enjoy lossless audio through Apple Music (and elsewhere) are the iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple TV 4K, and Apple HomePod.

The main disadvantage of lossless audio is that its files take up more space on your device. Internet streaming can consume mobile data quickly.

If the second-generation AirPods Pro support ALAC, the company will have to abandon Bluetooth or overcome some technical hurdles to get there.

The limitations of Bluetooth were discussed in an interview with Gary Jeffs, Apple's vice president of audio. In the interview, Jeffs said the company should work hard to get the most out of Bluetooth technology.

Apple launches AirPods Pro 2

Jeffs also noted that there are many methods that can be used to maximize or exceed certain limits of Bluetooth. But more bandwidth would be ideal, which might give an indication of what could happen.

If the charging case beeps when you detach it from your AirPods, it may be worth finding the charging case.

If you are currently trying to find AirPods using the Search app, the AirPods themselves are noisy. Analysts believe the company can redesign the AirPods Pro 2 to focus on fitness with the AirTag feature included in the case.

In addition, Guo Mingchi said that Apple may launch AirPods Pro 2 in the fourth quarter of 2022, about three years after the launch of the first AirPods Pro.

The product line is also expected to integrate other health management functions at some point in the future. But he did not say where to go. However, on an earlier note, he said the model might include updated exercise trackers for major fitness apps.

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