Apple patent

In the process of transitioning bulky headphones to miniature earbuds, Apple is always looking for improvements in wearing comfort. For example, Apple introduced replaceable earplugs for AirPods Pro, which were not available in the first and second generation AirPods. A new Apple patent shows that Apple may find a way for AirPods to detect whether they are correctly placed in the user’s ear.

Apple patent

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The Apple patent states that future AirPods may include a new feature involving the use of new sensors that can determine the location of these sensors in the user’s ears. If worn incorrectly, AirPods may send a notification to the user’s iPhone or iPad, further instructing the user to change the position of the AirPods to experience the best audio quality.

Apple patent

It’s part of Apple’s aim of creating an ecosystem where you don’t have to think about switching devices on or off. The devices just respond to what you want. We already have that with how AirPods Pro automatically switch from your iPhone to your iPad, even if you don’t always want them to.

“Perceived sound quality and other measures of performance for an audio accessory can vary in correspondence with a local environment in which the audio accessory is placed,” says Apple. “For example, perceived sound quality can deteriorate if an in-ear earphone is not well-seated in a user’s ear.”

There are rumors that this new feature will not be carried on the AirPods 3. In addition, although Apple may be rigorously testing this feature, if it interferes with the normal use of the wearer, then Apple may completely abandon the feature.

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Back in 2010, he was dismissed from his position as a lecturer at the university. This made him get another job at his friend’s digital marketing company as a blog writer. After a few years, when he was thinking the article writing is his mission, Google pushed the Panda update and affected the company and websites he was working at. (Un)fortunately and surprisingly, he got an offer to head a large knitting factory. In 2016, he got his Ph.D. and resumed teaching at the University … and writing tech-related articles following his passion.