With the new firmware version, Apple does not offer any notes or information about the changes that come with it. Although there is no standard way to update firmware on AirPods, it is usually deployed as an OTA. The device must be connected to the iPhone to install the update.
Here’s how you can check if your AirPods device has received the update
- Connect your AirPods/AirPods Max headphones to Apple iPhone.
- Go to the settings app on your iPhone.
- Here, tap General, then About.
- Now tap on AirPods and look at the “Firmware Version” number.
If the version is 4E71, your AirPods device is updated to the latest firmware. Alternatively, you can try putting the AirPods in the case and connecting it to a power source. This should force the update on your AirPods.
Meanwhile, the Cupertino-based company is reportedly working on a successor to the AirPods Pro. According to numerous reports, the second generation AirPods Pro could be launched in the second half of 2022. According to well-known Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the AirPods Pro 2 will come with a “significantly improved” chip. According to a previous report from Bloomberg, the AirPods Pro 2 will include on-board health sensors for the first time ever, and they might not have stems at all, made possible thanks to a drastic chassis redesign.