The third beta of iOS 16.1 and iPadOS 16.1 released to developers last week brought adaptive transparency on AirPods Max present on the second generation AirPods Pro we told you about in the review published yesterday. This was reported by several owners of AirPods Max that on the headphones at the top of the Apple range have the most recent firmware available, the 5A304a: the voice Adaptive Transparency or Adaptive Transparency appeared in the headphone section in iPhone and iPad settings with iOS 16.1 and iPadOS 16.1 beta 3.
The function was made official together with the AirPods Pro 2 in early September, when Apple explained that the algorithm processes frequencies coming from outside. up to 48 thousand times per second to allow the wearer to maintain contact with the surrounding environment without the hassle of higher frequenciessirens for example or a jackhammer at work.
A comfort feature that now debuts on the third beta of the next firmware and that at this point we can say that will certainly come with the stable version, presumably in early 2023. It seems Apple hasn’t updated the item description yet Adaptive Transparency under the switch to activate or deactivate it: only the AirPods Pro 2 continue to be mentioned, but the extension of the function to the AirPods Max does not seem in question. A question of form and not of substance.
In this article you will find the procedure to install the betas, but we must remember that you must be registered as a developer and in any case that they may have annoying bugs for daily use, so it is better to try them on “spare” devices or wait for the public betas, which should be available soon. Among the new features of iOS 16.1, support for Real-time activity such as sporting events or the improved battery percentage, also extended to iPhones that with iOS 16 had remained out as i mini.