iOS 16 Brings New Personalized Spatial Audio Feature That Uses TrueDepth Camera

Apple in iOS 16 is enhancing the spatial audio experience with a new personalization feature. Personalized Spatial Audio uses the TrueDepth camera on an iPhone running ‌iOS 16‌ to scan your ears and the area around you, delivering a unique listening experience that's tuned to you.

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The feature received just a brief mention during the keynote event, but it will make the listening experience on AirPods, AirPods Pro, AirPods Max, and other devices that support spatial audio better than ever.

Apple says that the tuned spatial audio feature brings an even more precise listening experience.

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Top Rated Comments

GubbyMan Avatar
25 weeks ago
No no no. This doesn't scan the room. Craig never said that during the keynote. I thought this would scan your ear geometry to better simulate how you hear sound. Basically generating an HRTF. Or am I wrong?
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ignatius345 Avatar
25 weeks ago
No exaggeration, Spatial Audio on AirPods Max has been the biggest upgrade in sound I've ever experienced.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
reklex Avatar
25 weeks ago
I just got the beta and set up this and the whole process looks like some futuristic stuff i'm not gonna lie
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
bobmans Avatar
25 weeks ago
When did they ever say this scans the room? I thought it scanned your head/ears proportions or w/e
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
NeoSe7en Avatar
25 weeks ago
I’ve never understood Spatial Audio. It just makes it seem like the sound is coming directly from the source device rather than your headphones. How does that improve the sound experience?
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
reklex Avatar
25 weeks ago
imagine if the Siri team was 1/5th as competent as the Audio team.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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