When Apple announced last spring in Apple Music tracks in high quality, most of all, probably, the owners of AirPods rejoiced. They had no doubt that their headphones will receive Lossless support, which no other wireless model has. Therefore, they were in for a big disappointment when Cupertino confirmed that even AirPods Max for 60k rubles would not be able to broadcast tracks without quality loss. In the end, nobody canceled the laws of objective reality, and even if Apple managed to teach AirPods to play Lossless songs via Bluetooth, their autonomy would not be enough even to play a full album, not to mention more.
However, according to TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, AirPods Pro 2 coming this year, will remove the restriction on the playback of Lossless music. The expert is confident that Apple will offer this feature as a key, though not the only innovation of the new generation of headphones.
When will the AirPods Pro 2 be released?
It’s actually quite a bold statement. Despite the fact that AirPods users and themselves fear how much they want them headphones received Lossless support, objective limitations do not allow to implement this idea at this stage of technology development. This is not only Bluetooth bandwidth, which may not be enough, but also high power consumption, which can be critical for small TWS headphones.
However, Kuo clearly knows what he’s talking about. In any case, because Apple itself no longer hides its intentions to educate AirPods Support Lossless. True, for this, she will most likely have to abandon the use of Bluetooth sound transmission technology in favor of another, more modern, fast and, importantly, economical standard.
AirPods and lossless audio
I don’t know what else Gives should have said to make his words sound less ambiguous. In fact, he signed that Apple is trying to do so in order to get the best bandwidth from AirPods. This is needed for playback of Lossless songs. Another issue is autonomy. After all, Apple TWS headphones still have a very small battery, and it is physically impossible to equip them with a large battery.
However, Apple most likely has a solution, since such plans were announced publicly. To be honest, it’s still difficult for me to judge what it will be, but I admit that Cupertino decided to bet on Wi-Fi by adding it to Bluetooth in order to train AirPods work with AirPlay. This standard is guaranteed to provide Lossless playback. Moreover, in HomePod it has already been successfully used for a long time.
But HomePod is, after all, a stationary speaker that does not depend on battery life. Yes it is. But Apple doesn’t have to provide AirPods with support for the most advanced Lossless standard. Even the most basic resolution of 16-bit/44.1kHz will suffice to satisfy users. It won’t drop the charge much if you optimize the “ears”, and the quality will be higher than by default.
Left wait for AirPods Pro 2. Ming-Chi Kuo claims that the headphones will be released in the fourth quarter of 2022. That is, their presentation is highly likely to take place in September along with the iPhone 14. But they can go on sale at any time until the end of December. It was exactly the same with the very first AirPods. So Apple has time to finalize all the ideas. The main thing is that nothing should stop her in this.