Apple’s new AirPods Pro 2 were recently launched and have received glowing reviews so far. One small feature Apple did not mention during the announcement of the new AirPods Pro is that the new charging case can now broadcast its charging status to the battery widget on iPhone, even if you are using them.
The AirPods Pro 2 charging case will be able to broadcast its battery
If you own any AirPods, including the first-generation AirPods Pro, you know that you have to place the earbuds inside of the charging case to see how much battery is left in the case itself. However, with the new AirPods Pro 2, you will always be able to check the battery on iOS even if you are using them.
This new functionality is likely enabled by the U1 chip that the charging case now comes equipped with. So, the case can broadcast the battery status over the high-frequency Ultra Wideband.
Priced at $249 and powered by the new H2 chip, the AirPods Pro 2 offer next-level audio performance including improved Active Noise Cancellation, Transparency mode, and Personalized Spatial Audio.
The next-generation AirPods Pro sport the same design as the original AirPods Pro. The stem of the AirPods Pro now offers Touch control. With a light swipe up or down on the stem, users can quickly adjust the volume and control media playback. The earbuds also include an improved skin-detect sensor which accurately turns playback on or off.
Apple has made some major improvements to the case of the AirPods Pro with the debut of the second generation. The new case is sweat and water-resistant. It also includes a lanyard loop so users do not have to purchase an extra case if they want to attach the case to something.
In addition to this, the charging case now has a built-in speaker so you never lose your AirPods Pro. Adding on to this, the new earbuds also offer Precision Finding, which is compatible with any iPhone that has a U1 chip. This functionality will give you the exact location of your earbuds and it will also guide you to them.