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Apple is rumored to be gearing up for some exciting additions to its AirPods Pro lineup, as reported by Mark Gurman in his renowned Power On newsletter. The tech giant is said to be working on a USB-C case for the AirPods Pro, a move that aligns with the company’s broader shift from the Lightning port to the USB-C port, likely to be introduced with the upcoming iPhone 15 lineup this fall.
But that’s not all. Gurman reveals that Apple is also testing a groundbreaking hearing test feature, which will join the roster of other impressive AirPods features announced at this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC).
According to Gurman, this innovative hearing test feature will play a range of distinct tones directly into the user’s ear. By analyzing the user’s responses, the AirPods will be capable of identifying potential hearing issues. The idea behind this feature is to empower users to proactively screen for any auditory concerns, much like how the Apple Watch’s ECG app helps detect heart problems.
While the introduction of the hearing test feature is undeniably exciting, Apple’s ambitions don’t stop there. In the long run, the company is reportedly working on integrating additional health sensors into the AirPods hardware. One such sensor in the pipeline is the ability to measure body temperature via the ear canal. This development hints at Apple’s commitment to transforming the AirPods Pro into a comprehensive health and wellness companion.
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It’s worth noting that Apple has already revealed plans to introduce an Adaptive Audio feature to the AirPods Pro later this year. This feature will dynamically switch between Transparency mode and Noise Cancelling mode, depending on the audio environment. This ensures users can seamlessly enjoy their audio while staying aware of their surroundings.