The Adaptive Transparency setting that appeared in the third iOS 16.1 beta is apparently a bug. The feature is not coming to the original AirPods Pro or the AirPods Max, says Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman.
Last week, AirPods Max and original AirPods Pro owners noticed an Adaptive Transparency setting shortly after upgrading to the latest iOS 16.1 and the AirPods beta firmware, this caused many of us to believe (and report) that Apple was expanding the feature to the original AirPods Pro or the AirPods Max.
I’m told this is a bug https://t.co/4BPBmpLbgI
— Mark Gurman (@markgurman) October 3, 2022
Apple does not often bring new features like Adaptive Transparency to older devices, so it makes sense that it was added in error. Apple likely accidentally made the Adaptive Transparency setting visible for devices that do not actually support it.
Adaptive Transparency debuted with the release of AirPods Pro 2. The feature allows the AirPods Pro to block out loud sounds, such as sirens, construction work, or the loudspeakers at a concert without completely blocking out all noise.
AirPods Pro 2 has an upgraded H2 chip that powers Adaptive Transparency.