AirPods Pro 2 Personalized Spatial Audio and Find My Features Won't Work With iPad and Mac Until October

Two headlining features of Apple's new AirPods 2 Pro earbuds won't be available to use on iPad and Mac when they first land in customers' hands on Friday, September 23, the company has revealed.

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According to a footnote in Apple's AirPods Pro 2 press release, "Personalized Spatial Audio profiles and Find My will be available with iPadOS 16 and macOS Ventura in October."

Support for the new features appears to be included in iOS 16, but with iPadOS 16 and macOS Ventura not launching to the public until October, users on iPad and Mac will have to wait until those updates are released for full AirPods Pro support.

With Personalized Spatial Audio, users perceive sound individually, based on the size and shape of their head and ears. And with the TrueDepth camera on iPhone, users will be able to create a personal profile for Spatial Audio that delivers a listening experience precisely tuned just for them.

As for Find My, the new ‌AirPods Pro 2‌ feature an updated charging case with a new speaker for Find My, which allows them to be located with the Find My app.

Update: This article has been updated to indicate that the features should work with iOS 16 on iPhones at launch, but they won't work on iPad or Mac until the new software updates for those platforms launch in October.

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Top Rated Comments

NightFox Avatar
3 weeks ago

I'm going to hold off on the AirProds Pro 2 until I can get some some comparisons against the Sony XM4's. I love my Airpods Pro, but the custom EQ's in the XM4's set them apart.

I bought the XM4's but don't fit well in my small ears. Gave them to the wife who loves them.
So if the XM4's don't fit you, what are you holding off for?
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Ralfi Avatar
3 weeks ago
Slide controls are probably the biggest thing for the AirPods Pro. Finally volume controls without the need for Siri or touching the device.

No USB-C or alternate colours are a let down. Charge cable uniformity across Apple devices still needs a lot of work.

Normally, I’d pick these up in an instant, but knowing USB-C may be coming next year, I dunno….
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Nevaborn Avatar
3 weeks ago
Feels like Apple are overhyping spacial audio. Several in earphones have this now. A more competitive price would be the winner
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ProfessionalFan Avatar
3 weeks ago

No problem with hardware in the supply chain but software. Make these dorks come back to the office because clearly it’s not working out.
Ignoring the unnecessary insult there...

There were software issues before WFH became a big thing, it is just a bias some people have against remote work. You can't slack off all day and keep the job.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ersan191 Avatar
3 weeks ago
Personalized spatial audio literally still works in the GM released today and works on 1st Gen AirPods Pro

This article is incorrect
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
evertjr Avatar
3 weeks ago
I think that's incorrect, they specifically said iPadOS 16 and macOS Ventura because this feature is available on iOS 16 already and has since the first beta, but the profile wont sync to iPadOS and macOS until October.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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