The beauty of AirPods Pro, 2nd Generation.

The beauty of AirPods Pro, 2nd Generation.

The latest version of Apple’s wireless earbuds is the AirPods Pro (2nd generation).

Up to 2x more Active Noise Cancellation than the previous one and Spatial Audio takes immersion to a remarkably level.

The new Apple‑designed H2 chip is the force behind AirPods Pro and its advanced audio performance.

It works in concert with a custom‑built driver and amplifier to deliver crisp, clear high notes and deep, rich bass in stunning definition — so every sound is more vivid than ever.

As for the Apple Airport, there is no recent news about a new version of it. However, you can use an Apple Airport Express to turn any speakers into Airplay speakers.

What is Spatial Audio?

Spatial audio is a technique that simulates a surround-sound setup using headphones. It creates the illusion of sound coming from different directions and distances, making the listener feel more immersed in the audio environment.

Spatial audio can be used for various purposes, such as enhancing video games, movies, music, or virtual meetings.

Apple’s spatial audio implementation combines the multi-dimensional Dolby Atmos format with their spatial audio processing to create that experience through Apple Music or a video streaming service.

When you use an iPhone or iPad with compatible headphones like AirPods Pro and AirPods Max, you can use head tracking to improve the experience even further.

It uses built-in gyroscopes to track your head and adjust the audio experience accordingly

A little history about Active noise cancellation (ANC)

Active noise cancellation (ANC) is a method for reducing unwanted sound by adding a second sound that cancels the first.

It is a feature in headphones, mobile phones, and vehicles that uses microphones and speakers to block outside noise. Some ANC systems can automatically adjust to the surroundings.

The basic principle of ANC is to create a sound wave with the same amplitude but with inverted phase (also known as antiphase) relative to the original sound.

The waves combine to form a new wave, in a process called interference, and effectively cancel each other out – an effect which is called destructive interference.

ANC can be useful for reducing periodic sounds, such as engine noise, or random sounds, such as traffic noise. However, it may not be very effective for cancelling out speech or music, as these sounds are more complex and unpredictable.

ANC also requires power to operate, which may affect the battery life of the device

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New iPhone 14, Apple Watch Ultra – Apple September 2022 event in 2 minutes

New iPhone 14, Apple Watch Ultra – Apple September 2022 event in 2 minutes

Apple introduces the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max, Apple Watch Series 8, Apple Watch Ultra, the new Apple Watch SE, and the second generation AirPods Pro at its September 2022 event.

Watch the Apple Event September 7, 2022 announcements in less than 2 minutes. Find out more including prices, specifications and the available date of the devices.

The latest generation of Apple devices features new improvements and performances to increase your productivity. This includes the new A16 bionic processor, always on display, interactive Dynamic Island and new camera technology. It also brings crash detection and the ability to communicate via satellite to access emergency SOS services. The 14 Pro’s introduce Dynamic Island, a shape-shifting, multitasking experience built into the notch. Dynamic Island consolidates your notifications, alerts, and activities into one interactive place. It works throughout iOS 16 apps to seamlessly surface what you need, right when you need it.

iPhone 14 and 14 Plus specifications

iPhone 14 and 14 Plus specifications

Apple says it is removing the SIM tray for the US iPhone devices. They will use only an eSIM as it is a more secure alternative to a physical SIM card. eSIM also allows a phone user to have multiple cellular plans on a single device. Seeing that the technology isn’t yet in use in African countries including Kenya, Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Congo, Senegal, Uganda, and Zimbabwe it will be interesting to see if it forces telecommunication companies to leapfrog.

Apple is known to hasten and bring disruptions, like when it stopped shipping charging cables and reduced the size of the device packaging box. So it will also be interesting to see how other markets such as the UK, China, India, UAE, Argentina, Brazil, Qatar, etc. embrace and plan for the eSIM decision. Will other device manufacturers like Samsung and Huawei follow suit and how long before SIM trays are done away with?

iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max specifications

iPhone 14 Pro Max specifications

Apple Watch Series 8, Apple Watch SE and Apple Watch Ultra

Apple watch series 8 specifications

Second Generation AirPods Pro

2022 AirPods Pro

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