Apple AirPods and AirPods Pro are about to get better. With a slew of announcements made at and after WWDC, Apple revealed a host of brilliant upgrades. You can read all about them in detail here.
The new features include seamless switching between more devices, something called Headphone accommodations to adjust the sound to your particular hearing and audio sharing with Apple TV. Also, for AirPods Pro only, an advanced Transparency mode and Spatial Audio for that surround-sound effect, are coming.
But there’s one more treat that’s been revealed: optimized battery charging.
The thing about rechargeable batteries is they don’t last for ever. And, as any smartphone user knows, the battery life dwindles as the months pass.
Although this deterioration can’t be stopped in its tracks, charging the cells right can really help. Sony introduced this to its smartphones years ago, recognizing that though day-to-day battery life is important, so is year-to-year.
So, to reduce aging, something we could all do with, I’d say, the new feature coming in iOS 14 could make a big difference.
When your iPhone is on iOS 14, you’ll see a new push notification onscreen which will read: “Optimized Battery Charging Enabled: To reduce battery aging, AirPods learn from your daily charging routine so they can wait to finish charging past 80% until you need to use them.”